Brigadier General Stephen K. Curda
Brigadier General (BG)Stephen Curdais the Commander of the 9th Mission Support Command, Fort Shafter, Hawaii. Since his commissioning, Brigadier General Curda has served in a variety of command and staff positions in many diverse locations, including Platoon Leader in 2 ID, Republic of Korea, Company Commander in Ft. Davis, Panama, S-3 in Ft. Hood, TX, and duty in Soto Cano AB, Honduras. He also served as the 45th Infantry Brigade (Separate), S-4 Logistics Officer and Chemical Officer. As part of the 350th Civil Affairs Command, Brigadier General Curda participated in numerous joint exercises in Central and South America. Brigadier General Curda has commanded at every echelon from company, battalion, brigade and previous general officer level command as the Commander of the 351st Civil Affairs Command, in Mountain View, California, where his units were responsible for Civil Affairs support activities across U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM).
Brigadier General Curda served with the Joint Special Operations University in Hurlburt Field, Florida, as the Director of Distance Learning and help launched distance learning programs for JSOU. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was mobilized and served in Iraq as a Deputy and eventually Interim Senior Advisor of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research for the Coalition Provisional Authority. He successfully served as a Battalion Commander for the 451st Civil Affairs Battalion. During his command tenure, his battalion supported four Operation Iraqi Freedom and one Operation Enduring Freedom rotations. Brigadier General Curda commanded the 308th Civil Affairs Brigade with distinction and upon completion of command, he was mobilized and served as the US Forces – Afghanistan J9 Director, responsible for all US civil-military operations in Afghanistan.
Brigadier General Curda holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology and has held faculty and administrative positions at Florida State University, University of Toledo and University of West Florida. Currently, he is the Director of Assessment and Innovative Technology and tenured associate professor at National Louis University.
He has received numerous awards and decorations including the Legion of Merit (OLC), Bronze Star Medal (OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (OLC), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (OLC) and the U.S. Army Parachutist badge, the Canadian Parachutist badge, and Italian Airborne badge.
Brigadier General Curda is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College.
Brigadier General Curda is married to Dr. Leslie Curda. She is currently an associate professor of education and full time mother to their five children: Riley, Piper, Major, Glory and Saylor.