Lieutenant General John M. Curran receives FSC’s President’s Medal of Distinction
LAKELAND, Fla. (March 14, 2006) – Dr. Anne B. Kerr, president of Florida Southern College, awarded the President’s Medal of Distinction to Lieutenant General John M. Curran, a 1974 distinguished graduate of FSC who is in charge of the development of tomorrow’s United States Army, at a dinner in Curran’s honor Feb. 20. The FSC President’s Medal of Distinction recognizes individuals who have reached the highest level of service and professional achievement.
“We are honored that Lieutenant General Curran, a highly decorated officer with a celebrated career of service to the United States Army, is one of our graduates,” said Kerr. “It is my privilege to pay tribute to the vital contribution he has made, and continues to make, to our nation. He is an outstanding leader and we take great pride in his achievements.”
Curran serves as Deputy Commanding General of the Army Futures Center at Fort Monroe, Virginia. He and his staff are responsible for designing, developing and integrating all aspects of the future United States Army. Curran holds a master’s degree in military art and science from the Army School of Advanced Military Studies and for over 30 years has served in Army command and staff positions in the United States and overseas. His numerous military awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, two Air Medals, the Army Commendation Medal, and Kuwait Liberation Medals from the governments of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Curran’s wife Cynthia graduated from FSC, as did two of their three daughters.
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