Captain Roger Curry hails from Dublin, Ohio. He graduated from The Ohio State University, College of Engineering and earned a master’s degree, with distinction, from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He was commissioned through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps, subsequently entered flight training and earned his wings in 1991.
Operationally, Captain Curry served as an H-46D Sea Knight pilot based in Norfolk and Guam. He made numerous deployments flying combat support, special operations, and search and rescue missions. He served as the Flag Secretary for Commander, Carrier Group SIX embarked in USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) and as the ship’s Navigator in USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) and USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). Additionally, he served as the Executive Officer to the Deputy Commander of Joint Task Force - Southwest Asia in Saudi Arabia during Operation Southern Watch.
Ashore, Captain Curry has twice served as a fixed-wing flight instructor, first in the T-34C and later he commanded the 8th Flying Training Squadron, a U.S. Air Force T-6A squadron. While assigned to the Joint Staff, Directorate for Strategic Plans and Policy (J-5), he served as the Afghanistan Desk Officer, where he deployed to assist Combined Forces Command - Afghanistan with planning efforts for Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2012 Captain Curry reported to Joint Forces Staff College as Military Faculty in the Joint Combined Warfighting School and later that year he was selected for major command; serving as Commanding Officer of Navy Munitions Command Atlantic. Most recently Curry served as the Assistant Chief of Staff for U.S. Fleet Forces Command, before reporting to his current assignment at Naval Safety Center.
Captain Curry has logged over 3,100 flight hours in both fixed and rotary-winged aircraft. He is a graduate of Air Command and Staff College and Joint Forces Staff College. His personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Joint Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Air Medal (with bronze star), Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, numerous campaign and unit awards, and two “Boeing Rescue” Awards.