Board of Directors – Command Sergeant Major Steven Curtis
Command Sergeant Major Steven Curtis
Outreach Assistant for Conservation Legacy and the National Park Service
Command Sergeant Major Steven Curtis enlisted in the Army in 1974 as an Infantryman and was assigned to the 510th Ordinance Co. (USAREUR) in Germany performing missile site security. He served with the 82nd Airborne from 1981 to 1984 as an Infantryman Paratrooper. In 1983 he was deployed to the Sinai Peninsula as part of an International Peacekeeping Force, overseeing the terms of the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel and was also deployed to Granada as part of “Operation Urgent Fury,” to rescue American students. He was discharged from active duty in 1984 and served with the 16th Infantry Reserves until August of 1986 when he joined the Maine Army National Guard.
While assigned to the MEARNG he has served with distinction in critical, and at times dangerous assignments within these Aviation units; Co C 1/192nd Aviation, Co C 1/137th Aviation, 112th Medical Company Air Ambulance, and Co C 1/126th Aviation, while amassing 2232.3 total flight hours with 664.1 Night Vision Goggle hours, 232.3 imminent danger and 250.9 combat flight hours.
Curtis has held positions as UH-1 and UH-60 Crew Chief and Flight Medic, Flight and Standardization Instructor, Flight Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, and Command Sergeant Major within the Aviation units for over 22 years. He has performed numerous helicopter MEDEVAC missions within the state of Maine, many being rescue hoist missions on Mount Katahdin. He has also deployed to Bosnia from1999 to 2000 providing MEDEVAC support for Stabilization Force 6, upholding the NATO led Multinational Peacekeeping Force as part of the Dayton Agreement and to Iraq twice, OIF 2003 to 2004 and OIF 2008 to 2009. After his return from Iraq in 2009 he served as the CSM Regional Training Institute Commandant until October of 2012.
He was then assigned as the Operations Sergeant Major for the 120th Regional Support Group located in Bangor, Maine until his retirement date of 31 July 2013.
Command Sergeant Major Curtis has always dedicated his time to “taking care of the Soldiers” and has molded and helped retain countless soldiers because of his “Be, Know, Do” mantra with his troops. With over 33 years of military service he resides in Stacyville, Maine with his wife Kelley. They have two sons, Shea and Brady, of Bangor, Maine.
Starting in August of 2013 until June of 2020 he was employed by Securitas as a security officer at the Millinocket Regional Hospital, Millinocket, Maine. He is currently employed as an Outreach Assistant for Conservation Legacy in support of the National Park Service.
Command Sergeant Major Curtis’s awards and decorations include the following:
Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2 bronze oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (1 bronze oak leaf cluster), Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (1 silver oak leaf cluster), National Defense Service Medal (3rd award with (2)gold stars), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (with gold star), Iraq Campaign Medal (with 1 Campaign Star), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with M device 3rd Award) Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon(with numeral 2), Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon (with numeral 3), NATO Medal, Multinational Force and Observers Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Master Aircraft Crewman Badge, German Armed Forces Parachutist Badge(Bronze) and the German Armed Forces Badge for Weapons Proficiency (Schützenschnur) Bronze.
Unit award received: The Meritorious Unit Commendation
State Awards include: Maine Commanders Award (2), Maine Physical Fitness Award (14), Maine Good Conduct Award (2), Maine State Emergency Service Award, Maine Honorable Service Award and Maine Ice Guard 98 Award W/Device