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Photo of CW4 CurranChief Warrant Officer 4 Phillip M. Curran
Operations Officer, 11th Military Police Battalion (CID)

CW4 Phillip M. Curran was born in England and raised in Danbury, Connecticut.  He graduated from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, in 1992 and enlisted in the Army in 1993 as a Counterintelligence Agent. 

His first duty assignment was Augsburg, Germany, as part of the 66th Military Intelligence Group.  He joined the Criminal Investigation Command in 1996 as a Special Agent.  He served as a General Crimes Special Agent and covert drug suppression team chief while assigned to the 38th Military Police Detachment (CID), Fort Hood, TX.  He attended the Warrant Officer Basic Course in 1999.  His first assignment as a Warrant Officer was as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge at the Fort Meade Resident Agency, Fort Meade, MD.  He was selected for attendance at The George Washington University, Washington, DC, where he earned a Master of Forensic Sciences degree.  At the same time, he completed a Forensic Medicine Fellowship with the Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner.  CW4 Curran was next assigned to the Washington District (CID) as the Forensic Science Officer.  In March 2003, he deployed to Iraq with the 10th Military Police (MP) Battalion (CID) (ABN), Fort Bragg, NC, to forensically examined mass graves from Saddam Hussein’s rule.  When he redeployed, he was assigned to the Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner as the Chief, Investigations.  In December 2005, he was assigned as the Special Agent in Charge of the Heidelberg CID Office.  CW4 Curran took charge of the Mannheim CID Office in October 2006 and was the Special Agent in Charge until he PCS’d in Jun 08, to the 10th MP BN (CID)(ABN). He deployed for a second time to Iraq, serving as the Assistant Operations Officer.  CW4 Curran redeployed in Jul 09, and assumed duties as the Assistant Operations Officer/Forensic Science Officer.  In Dec 10, he became the Rear Operations Officer, 10th MP BN (CID)(ABN).  He stepped down from that position at the request of the Group CDR to be the Special Agent in Charge of the Fort Bragg CID Office during an especially turbulent time.  CW4 Curran PCS to Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Aug 11 to become the Assistant Operations Officer/Forensic Science Officer, 6th MP Group (CID).  After a short 11 months on station, he PCS’d in Jul 12 to Fort Hood, TX, to become the 11th MP BN (CID) Operations Officer.

CW4 Curran’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Cluster, the Good Conduct Award, 2nd Award, the National Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Star, the Iraqi Campaign Medal with one Bronze Star, the Global War on Terrorism – Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism – Service Medal, the NCO Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 2, the Army Service Ribbon and the Overseas Ribbon with numeral 3.

 
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