Please join us Monday Aug 5th 2019
For our meeting Monday Aug 5th 2019 we welcome Craig Curry CEO of Transitions (Midlands Housing Alliance).
Colonel (Retired) Craig Currey is the Chief Executive Officer of Transitions, the Midlands largest homeless center located in Columbia, SC. He began work there in April, 2012 after retiring from a thirty year career in the U.S. Army. His final posting was as the Deputy Commanding Officer of Fort Jackson, South Carolina—the Army’s premier Training Center. Having spent much of his later career in Columbia, SC, he is now proud to call it home.
On Fort Jackson, he was also the Director of the Training Support and Schools Directorate (TSSD), the commander of Victory Brigade, the commander of 2-39 Infantry Battalion, and the Chief of Training on post. These positions encompassed Basic Combat Training (BCT), Advanced Individual Training (AIT), support functions, and services for Soldiers.
Overseas, he was the Chief of Staff for Task Force 134 in Iraq working theater detention operations for Multi-National Forces-Iraq in Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Chief of Exercises for U.S. Army Europe in Heidelberg, Germany, a platoon leader in Korea, and deployed to Haiti as part of Operation Uphold Democracy.
Across America, COL Currey was in 2-75 Ranger Regiment and 2-60 Infantry, 9th Infantry Division (Motorized) at Fort Lewis, Washington; assistant history professor at West Point, New York; 18th Airborne Corps and 1-325 Airborne Infantry Regiment at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; and the Defense Intelligence Agency at Bolling Air Force Base and the Pentagon.
Commissioned from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1982, COL Currey is a graduate of the Infantry Career Course, the Combined Arms Service Support School, the Army’s Command and General Staff College where he also received a Master of Military Art and Science, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received a Master of Arts in History, the Armed Forces Staff College, and the Army War College where he received a Master of Strategic Studies. He is currently working on a Doctor of Ministry from South University.
COL Currey’s awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, the Joint Service Commendation with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters. He also earned the Ranger Tab, Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Combat Action Badge, Joint Meritorious Unit Award with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, Jordanian Jump Wings, and Belgian Jump Wings. He also has the Primicerius Order of Saint Maurice for lifetime achievement in the infantry and is a Fort Jackson Hall of Fame inductee.
He is married to Maria. Their grown children are Laura (married to Edward with three grandchildren) and works at Water Mission in Charleston, SC, CPT David Currey who is married to Rosalie (stationed at Fort Benning with one grandchild), and Paul (financial analyst for Elliott Davis in Greenville, SC) who is married to Kayla.