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COLONEL MACK W. CURRY II

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Colonel Mack “Shac” Curry is the Commander of the 363rd Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group, Air Combat Command (ACC), Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. He directs four Total Force groups and sixteen squadrons in the production and delivery of target analysis, geospatial intelligence (GEOINT), specialized target training and integration of kinetic and non- kinetic effects for USAF and joint warfighters. In his previous assignment, Curry was Chief of the Readiness Division in the Directorate of Intelligence, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

Curry received his commission from the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps through the University of Kansas in 1996. He served in a variety of staff positions to include the Secretary of the Air Force Legislative Liaison office and Joint Staff Plans and Policy (J-5) as a Strategic Planner and Executive Assistant to the J-5 Chief of Staff.

Curry has deployed in support of Operations NORTHERN WATCH, SOUTHERN WATCH, DESERT FOX, ALLIED FORCE, IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM. He served as the Commander of the 30th Intelligence Squadron, DGS-1. In addition, Curry was the Deputy Commander of the 432nd Operations Group, Creech AFB Nevada.

EDUCATION
1996  Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering, University of Kansas 
1997  Intelligence Officer Course, Goodfellow AFB, TX
2001  USAF Weapons School, Nellis AFB NV
2003  Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
2005  Master’s of Strategic Intelligence, American Military University, VA 
2008  CSAF Fellow, CSAF Strategic Studies Group Checkmate, Pentagon 
2012  Air War College, correspondence, Maxwell AFB, AL
2017  Master’s of Strategic Studies, Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA

ASSIGNMENTS
1. May 1996 – Feb 1997, Assistant Regional Director of Admissions, AFROTC Det 207 Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO
2. Mar 1997 - Nov 1997, Student, Intelligence Officer Course, Goodfellow AFB, TX
3. Dec 1997 - Jul 1999, Chief Intelligence Operations, 22nd OSS, McConnell AFB, KS
5.  Jul 1999 - Jan 2000, Deputy Flight Commander, 22nd OSS, McConnell AFB KS,
7. Jan 2000 – Jun 2001, Chief Intelligence Operations, 33rd OSS, Eglin AFB FL
8. Jul 2001 – Dec 2001, Student, USAF Weapons School, Nellis AFB NV
9. Dec 2001 – Jan 2005, Chief Intelligence and Assistant Director Operations, 509th OSS, Whiteman AFB MO
10. May 2005 – Oct 2006, Missions Flight Commander and Assistant Director of Operations, 19th WPS, USAF Weapons School, Nellis AFB NV
11. Oct 2006 – July 2007, AEF Integration Intelligence SME, 561st JTS, Nellis AFB NV
12. July 2007 – May 2008, CSAF Force Fellow, Checkmate IDE program, Pentagon
13. May 2008 – March 2010, Chief C4ISR, Legislative Liaison, Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon
14. May 2012 – June 2014, Commander, 30th Intelligence Squadron, Joint Base Langley Eustis VA
15. June 2014 – July 2016, Deputy Commander, 432nd Operations Group, Creech AFB NV
16. July 2016 – June 2017, Student Army War College, Carlisle Barracks PA
17. June 2017 – June 2018, Chief, ISR Unit Support Division, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB VA
18. June 2018 Present, Commander 363rd Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group, Langley AFB VA

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. March 2010 – April 2011, Strategic Planner, Deputy Directorate for Joint Strategic Planning (J-5), Joint Staff, Pentagon
2. April 2011 – May 2012– Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff for Plans and Policy, Joint Staff (J-5), Pentagon

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service 

Medal Meritorious Service Medal with 4 OLC 

Commendation Medal with 3 OLC 

Achievement Medal with 2 OLC
Distinguished, Graduate, Squadron Officer School
ACC Outstanding Active Duty Intelligence CGO of the Year 2002 

Outstanding Operations Support Award, USAF Weapons School

DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant 20 May 1996
First Lieutenant 29 May 1998
Captain 29 May 2000
Major 1 Jun 2006
Lieutenant Colonel 1 Aug 2011
Colonel 1 Oct 2017

(Current as of November 2018)