CWO 5 Patrick F. Curran

Command Chief Warrant Officer

The U.S. Army Aviation Brigade

Chief Warrant Officer 5 (CW5) Patrick F. Curran is the command chief warrant officer for The U.S. Army Aviation Brigade (TAAB), Davison Army Airfield, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. CW5 Curran enlisted in the U.S. Army in May 1998 as an 11B Infantryman. He spent his formative enlisted years assigned at Fort Bragg (Liberty), North Carolina, to 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) where he transitioned through the ranks as an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) gunner, team leader, sniper team leader, and squad leader. He deployed with HHC, 1-504th PIR in support of Operation Enduring Freedom II in May 2002. CW5 Curran was selected for the Warrant Officer Flight Training program during his combat deployment and moved to Fort Rucker (Novosel), Alabama immediately upon redeployment.

CW5 Curran’s first duty assignment following his flight school UH-60 qualification was with the United States Army Air Ambulance Detachment (USAAAD), 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment (AVN REGT), Joint Task Force Bravo, at Soto Cano Airbase, Honduras.

His second assignment was with the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii. CW5 Curran deployed twice to Operation Iraqi Freedom and once to Operation Enduring Freedom with the CAB. He held positions as a PC, Instructor Pilot (IP), Instrument Examiner (IE), and Company Standardization Officer (SP) during his time with 2-25th AVN REGT.

In April 2013, Curran was assigned to the Directorate of Evaluation and Standardization (DES) at Fort Rucker (Novosel), AL. He traveled the world supporting assistance visits to aviation units across the Army as a DES Assault Branch SP. During his time at DES, CW5 Curran revisited OEF twice and was also afforded the opportunity to attend the Fixed-Wing Multi-Engine Qualification Course (FWMEQC).
Upon successful completion of his tour with DES, CW5 Curran was reassigned to the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) in the summer of 2015. He spent a year in 2-25th AVN REGT and a year in 3-25th General Support Aviation Battalion (GSAB) as the Battalion SP.

In 2017, Curran transitioned to be the UH-60 Warrant Officer assignment officer with the U.S. Army Human Resources Command (HRC) at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He spent two years with the organization providing career guidance and talent management to UH-60 Warrant Officers.

CW5 Curran was then assigned to Camp Humphreys, South Korea with the 2nd CAB as the Brigade SP from 2017-2019. After completion of his tour in Korea, he moved to the National Capital Region for his next assignment as the Army Aviation Standardization Officer with the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7 (DAMO-AV) in the Army Staff at the Pentagon.

CW5 Curran’s awards and decorations are commensurate with his rank and time and service. His professional military education includes the Warrant Officer Candidate School, Advanced Course, Intermediate Level Education, and Senior Service Education. He has also completed the Instructor Pilot Course, Rotary-Wing Instrument Examiner Course, Joint Firepower Course, and Aviation Master Gunner Course.

CW5 Curran and his wife Christina have one daughter, Chloe. He also has two children from a previous marriage; Calysta and Patrick Jr.