USAMRMC Project Manager Accepted to Eisenhower School of National Security and Resource Strategy
The U.S. Army Medical Command selected U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency Project Manager Kevin T. Curry to attend the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy located at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C., from Aug. 7 - June 12.
The Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy prepares selected military and civilians for strategic leadership and success in developing our national security strategy and in evaluating, marshalling, and managing resources in the execution of that strategy. Upon successful completion, graduates are awarded a Master of Science degree in national resource strategy. Curry, a project manager for medical devices with USAMMA, applied to the program in October 2013.
"I've always had a passion and drive to learn more - be able to accomplish more - not just in support of DoD but the government as a whole," said Curry.
The Eisenhower school accepts 330 military, government and private sector civilian students each year. Administrators reserve a specified number of seats for each category of students. According to Curry, the application process entailed the submission of a detailed resume, qualification justification, and endorsement from his first flag officer - Dr. Kenneth Bertram, the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command principal assistant for acquisition. USAMEDCOM then recommended Curry for selection to the school and forwarded his application.
Curry is the only USAMEDCOM applicant accepted into this year's program.
In his current position at USAMMA, Curry leads, mentors, and inspires a staff of 47 professionals in the acquisition life cycle management of 260 unique medical devices and 180 medical equipment sets in support of the operating force. He also serves on three Joint Product Committees supporting DoD Health Affairs in research and development for national priorities such as Traumatic Brain Injury diagnostic research. Curry is responsible for advanced development in Army and joint initiatives, modernization, production, deployment, sustainment, and disposal of medical devices, and associated support equipment and supplies, across the U.S. Army deployed medical force, valued at approximately $1.96B.
"Your selection to the Dwight D. Eisenhower School of National Security and Resource Strategy is a testament to your unlimited potential," wrote USAMMA Commander Col. Alex Lopez-Duke in a message congratulating Curry. "I know you will take this opportunity to grow professionally and personally while educating other senior leaders on MRMC and the AMEDD."
Curry said, "I am excited that I was going to have this opportunity and the challenges ... and opportunities that it represents for the future."