Major Matthew R. Curry
Major Matthew Curry was born and raised in Michigan and enlisted in the Marine Corps in July 1999. Upon graduation from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and Marine Combat Training at the School of Infantry Camp Lejeune, NC, PFC Curry attended Naval Air Technical Training Center at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, FL and NAS Jacksonville, FL. After earning the MOS of 6072, Aviation Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Mechanic, PFC Curry checked into Marine Attack Squadron 311 aboard Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma.
While at VMA-311, Corporal Curry deployed with the 31st MEU as a GSE mechanic in 2001 and with the 15th MEU as a GSE Mechanic, Plane Captain and Powerplants Collateral Duty Inspector in support of OIF in 2003.
In July 2004 Sergeant Curry transitioned out of the Marine Corps and remained in Yuma, AZ to complete his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix Yuma campus. In December 2008, he was selected to OCC-200 beginning in January 2009.
Second Lieutenant Curry was commissioned in March 2009. Following graduation from The Basic School and Air Defense Control Officer’s Course at Marine Corps Communications and Electronics School in Twentynine Palms, he checked into MACS-1 aboard MCAS Yuma, AZ. While at MACS-1 he served as the Motor Transport Platoon Commander, Tactical Air Operations Center (TAOC) Detachment Executive Officer and the acting TAOC Detachment Commander. He deployed to Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan as a Senior Traffic Director in 2012 in support of OEF. Upon his return to CONUS, he earned his Senior Air Director qualification before departing for Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in June 2013.
While attending NPS, Captain Curry completed the Expeditionary Warfare School non-resident program, the Naval War College Joint Professional Military Education Phase 1 non-resident program and earned a Master’s of Science degree in Management. After graduation from NPS in March 2015, Captain Curry was assigned to Total Force Structure Division (TFSD), Combat Development and Integration.
While at TFSD, Captain Curry served as a Manpower Analyst, Authorized Strength Report (ASR) Manager and DOTMLPF/C Working Group Secretariat providing manpower structure data and analysis for the Marine Corps Force 2025 and Reserve Force 2025 Force Structure reviews, published the semiannual ASR and facilitated DOTMLPF/C analysis for numerous other organizational changes.
In June 2018, Major Curry reported to Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron 18 aboard MCAS Futenma, Okinawa. He graduated from Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course in April 2019. Additionally, he has served as Senior Air Coordinator, Squadron Operations Officer and Squadron Executive Officer.