CPT Joshua Curtis
CSU MS II Instructor
Captain Joshua Curtis was born in Jacksonville, NC. As a military-brat, he grew up across the nation. In February 2004, he enlisted into the US Army and attended basic training in Fort Jackson, SC. As a 92R, parachute Rigger, he was stationed at Rhine Ordinance Barracks, near Ramstein, Germany. After a successful term as an enlisted Soldier, CPL Curtis was accepted and attended Michigan State University under the Army’s Green to-Gold Scholarship.
As a Soldier, PFC Curtis served as a parachute rigger in the personnel pack platoon. SPC Curtis was selected out of his peers to serve as the Battalion Commander’s driver. From that position, CPL Curtis was nominated and selected out of the entire Theater to serve on the Commanding General’s special staff as a part of his Personal Security Detachment. As an officer, 2LT Curtis served as the Maintenance Platoon Leader for 1-6 CAV; the Forward Support Troop for the Aviation Cavalry unit under the 1st Infantry Division. 1LT Curtis served as the Distribution Platoon Leader and as the Executive Officer with the same unit. His deployments are to Kandahar, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom XIII. CPT Curtis commanded AVALANCHE Company; under 725th BSB, from the only Arctic Airborne unit 4/25 IBCT (A) in Anchorage, Alaska. He also served as the lead Support Operation Officer for the 4th IBCT (A). CPT Curtis Currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Military Science for the senior class at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Captain Curtis served in the following units: 5th Quartermaster (Aerial Support), Ramstein Germany; 191st Ordinance Battalion, Miessau Germany; 21st Theater Support Command, Kaiserslautern Germany; E 1-6 Air Cavalry Squadron, FRKS; A-725th BSB, JBER; Colorado State University Army ROTC, Fort Collins CO.
At 14 years of service, Captain Curtis has completed the following schools: Airborne (27-04); Army Rigger course (860-92R10); Anti-Terrorism Evasive Drivers Course; Combatives I; Load Inspector course (4N F3/860-F1); Officer leader Development and Assessment Course; Quartermaster Basic Officer Leaders Course; Low Cost Low Altitude Training; Sling Load inspector course (860-F4); Ammunition Handlers course; Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defense course; Airlift Planners course (9N1-SS9T); Unit Movement Officer course; Master Fitness Trainer (14-729); Logistic Captain Career Course (16-03); Cold Weather Orientation Course (17-003); MRT course; Unified and Subterranean Course; OC/T Academy and Common Faculty Development-Instructor Course (CFD-IC).
His awards include: Quartermaster Corps Regiment badge; Parachutist Rigger badge; Airborne badge; German Jump wings; Japanese Jump wings; Meritorious Service Medal; NATO metal; Over Seas ribbon; Army Service ribbon; Global War on Terrorism; Afghanistan Campaign Metal; National Defense Service ribbon; Army Good Conduct Metal; Army Achievement Metal; Army Commendation Metal (3OLC); numerous merit citations, Certificate of Appreciation; Certificate of Recognition; Army ROTC Scholarship; recipient of the Golden and Silver Spurs; and the Adam M Malson Award for exemplary leadership qualities.
CPT Curtis comes from a military background where his grandfather, father, three siblings and brother-in-law’s all serve.