|BRIGADIER GENERAL WILLIAM D. CURRY
Retired Aug. 1,
General William D. Curry Jr. is commander of the Defense General
Supply Center, Defense Logistics Agency, with headquarters in
General Curry was born in Minneapolis in 1926.
He entered the service from Marshalltown, Iowa, during World War II
and served as a B-24 crew chief until entering the U.S. Military
Academy. Upon graduation in 1950, he was commissioned a second
lieutenant. He has a master of science degree in international
relations from The George Washington University and is a graduate of
Squadron Officer School, Armed Forces Staff College and the Air War
He began his career during the Korean War flying in
a combat tour in F-51 Mustangs. The years following Korea were spent
as a fighter pilot and in various operational assignments while
serving with Tactical Air Command units until 1958. From 1959 to
1966, he served in the Strategic Air Command as a B-47 aircraft
commander and operations staff officer.
In 1966 General
Curry returned to the fighter business and joined the 366th Tactical
Fighter Wing at Da Nang Air Base, Republic of Vietnam, in 1968.
While there he flew a combat tour as an F-4 squadron commander. A
second Southeast Asia combat tour was completed in 1973. During this
tour he served as commander of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing at
Korat Air Base, Thailand, flying the A-7D Corsair II.
assignments include a tour as deputy chief, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Matters, Global Plains and Policy Division, Directorate of Plains,
Headquarters U.S. Air Force; vice commander and commander of the
354th Tactical Fighter Wing at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, S.C.;
assistant deputy and deputy chief of staff, logistics, Headquarters
Tactical Air Command; commander of the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing;
and commander, Tactical Training Davis-Monthan, Davis-Monthan Air
Force Base, Ariz.
General Curry assumed command of the
Defense General Supply Center, Defense Logistics Agency, in
Richmond, Va., in July 1978.
He is a command pilot with
5,300 flying hours. His military decorations and awards include the
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross
with two oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal with two
oak leaf clusters and the Army Commendation Medal.
Curry was promoted to the grade of brigadier general July 1, 1975,
with date of rank June 27, 1975.
(Current as of March