Curtis served as an enlisted Marine and as an Army officer with over 25 years of service. He was deployed four times and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. He graduated from Army ROTC at Northeastern University and received a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Western New England College. Curtis’ first deployment was as a Military Police Combat Officer during Operation Desert Storm, serving in Iraq. Months after the terrorist attack on 9/11 he was deployed a second time, serving as the J-1 for Joint Task Force GTMO at Guantanamo Bay Cuba, which house Afghanistan Detainees. From 2005 to 2006 Curtis was in charge of 11,000 Iraqi Police Officers in Salah ad Din Province, Iraq. He served under the 3rdBrigade Combat Team (Rakkasun), 101stAirborne Division. From 2009 to 2010 Curtis was the BLD Commander responsible for transferring 30,000 detainees to the government of Iraq. He served under Joint Task Force 134. Curtis served as a civilian police officer in the Metropolitan Boston area, holding numerous positions during his career. Before retiring, he was a Police Supervisor during the Boston Marathon Bombing and shutting down the city of Boston in 2013.
Carroll entered US Army September 1969 as an enlisted soldier and was commissioned a 2ndLT. in 1972. Spent a total of 27 years in Army and active Army Reserves. Retired March 1997 as a Lt. Colonel. Deployed overseas three times:
1977 to Europe as a member of a logistics team surveying potential depot sites for prepositioning of equipment in preparation to fight the Russians.
1984 to Honduras as a Company Commander with Joint Task Force BRAVO operating out of Soto Cano Joint Base, Honduras.
1990 -1991 to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait & Iraq as S4 of a major support brigade to the 3rdArmored Division during operations Desert Shield & Desert Storm during the Persian Gulf War.
Was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, 4 Army Achievement Medals, 4 Army Commendation Medals and various overseas and campaign ribbons. Upon retirement from service was employed by primarily by Honeywell in various leadership positions mostly dealing internationally with military and non-military aircraft propulsion engines and power production equipment. Very active with the IRC Veterans Council and the Military Officers Association of America. Was awarded The Leadership award for 2017 by the Florida MOAA Chapters Council. Team Leader of Vets in the classroom programs for IRC-VC. A manager (volunteer) at Victory Center Military Store (at IR Mall) and is a Director at Large for the Veterans Council of IRC.