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Operations Flight Commander Biography

Operations Flight Commander Biography

Captain Curtis K. Kervin


 Captain Curtis K. Kervin is the Operations Flight Commander and Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies for the U.S. Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 017 at Troy University, Troy, Alabama.

Captain Kervin enlisted in the Air Force in June 1999 as an F-15E Crew Chief. Following basic and technical training in Texas, then Airman First Class Kervin was assigned to the 336th Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina. From 2000 to 2005, A1C Kervin progressed to the rank of Staff Sergeant while earning his 7-Level in Aircraft Maintenance. During this time he participated in Operation Noble Eagle and deployed to Al Udeid AB, Qatar and Al Jabar AB, Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. At the end of his first enlisted term, SSgt Kervin served as the NCOIC for multiple personnel functional areas including officer and enlisted promotions, reenlistments, evaluations, customer service, and personnel readiness. During this time he also earned his 7-Level in the personnel career field, served on the PERSCO team at Manas AB, Kyrgyzstan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and progressed to the rank of Master Sergeant. MSgt Kervin earned his bachelors from Troy University while serving as the NCOIC, Personnel at AFROTC Detachment 450, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana. It was then that MSgt Kervin earned the opportunity to return to Maxwell AFB, AL as a student of Officer Training School. Upon graduation, 2nd Lieutenant Kervin was assigned as an Acquisitions Officer in the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Battle Management Division, Hill Air Force Base, Utah where he served as Cyber Infrastructure Program Manager for the Defense Red Switch Network and Deputy Program Manager for the Personnel Recovery Command and Control program.




2003, Airman Leadership School, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC
2005, Associate of Applied Science, Aviation Maintenance, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL
2007, Associate of Applied Science, Human Resources, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL
2009, Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL
2011, Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, by correspondence
2011, Associate of Science, Business, Troy University, AL
2012, Joint Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, by correspondence
2012, Bachelor of Science, Resource and Technology Management, Troy University, AL
2013, Professional Management Certification, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL
2013, Officer Training School, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL
2016, Master of Arts, Procurement and Acquisitions Management, Webster University, MO
2016, Graduate Certificate in Government Contracting, Webster University, MO
2018, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL




June 1999 - August 1999  Student, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, TX              
August 1999 - December 1999   Student, Technical Training School, Sheppard AFB, TX
December 1999 - January 2000                    Student, Technical Training School, Tyndal AFB, FL
January 2000 - September 2005 Dedicated Crew Chief, 336th Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC
September 2005 - June 2010 Military Personnel Flight, 42nd Force Support Squadron, Maxwell AFB, AL
June 2010 - March 2013 NCOIC, Personnel Flight, 42nd Force Support Squadron, Maxwell AFB, AL
March 2013 - June 2013 Student, Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, AL
June 2013 - June 2015 Cyber Infrastructure Program Manager, Defense Red Switch Network (DRSN), Hill AFB, UT
June 2015 - June 2017 Deputy Program Manager, Personnel Recovery Command & Control (PRC2), Hill AFB, UT
June 2017 - September 2018 Deputy Program Manager, NexGen IT, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL
September 2018 - June 2020                                                        Program Manager, Base Support & Expeditionary (BaS&E), Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL                                                                                                 
June 2020 - June 2021 Recruiting Officer/APAS, AFROTC Troy University, Troy, AL
June 2021 - Present                                                                   Operations Flight Commander, AFROTC Troy University, Troy, AL                                                                                             




Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters




Airman Basic - June 16, 1999
Airman First Class - July 30, 1999
Senior Airman - November 30, 2001
Staff Sergeant - July 1, 2003
Technical Sergeant - July 1, 2007
Master Sergeant - July 1, 2011
Second Lieutenant - June 18, 2013
First Lieutenant - June 18, 2015
Captain - June 18, 2017








(Current as of February 2022)