86, passed away on Nov. 2, 2017. Rear Adm. Curtis retired after 30 years of active service while serving as vice commander, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. He was commissioned in the Navy in 1953 after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy. He received his master’s degree with distinction from Harvard University and, in 1972, graduated from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Duty assignments included: USS Vulcan (AR 5); USS John W. Weeks (DD 701); USS Chicago (CA 29) ; staff of Commander Submarine Flotilla Six, Charleston, South Carolina; staff supply officer for Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces Southern Europe, Naples, Italy; director, Naval Supply Depot, Naval Support Activity, DaNang, Vietnam; Naval Air Station, Key West, Florida; Naval Ships Parts Control Center, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; Strategic Systems Project Office, Washington, District of Columbia; commanding officer, Naval Supply Center, Charleston, South Carolina; executive assistant to the Deputy Chief of Logistics, Naval Material Command, Washington, District of Columbia; and deputy commander for Plans, Policy and Programs Development, NAVSUP, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.