Regimental Division,
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CW4 (Ret.) Curley A. Avant (2007)

CW4 Avant entered the Army in April of 1968, upon completion of basic and AIT Training was assigned to 1st Signal Brigade in Vietnam.  During CW4 Avantís enlisted career he had assignments at the Signal School, Korea, 13th Signal Battalion Ft. Hood, TX, U.S. Army Element Naples Italy, and 514th Signal Company Ft. Bragg, NC. CW4 Avant was appointed to Warrant Officer in October 1980.  CW4 Avant had a variety of assignments during his warrant officer career.  His assignments were 67th Signal Battalion, 304th Signal Battalion, Office Chief of Signal, PM MSE Fielding team for 3rd Corps, 18th Corps and USASOC DCSIM. 

While CW4 Avant was assigned at the Office Chief of Signal (OCOS) he served as Personnel Proponent Coordinator for over 1000 Signal Corps warrant officers engaged in both operations and maintenance of communications and automation equipment.  Responsible for coordinating all life cycle personnel management and related decisions, investigating, researching, and making recommendations to the Chief of Signal, TRADOC, and DCSPER. 

‑         Contributed research and analyzed data in support of the HQDA Total Warrant Officer Study Group (TWOS) with analysis of the present Army Warrant Personnel Management System and its effectiveness in supporting future Army requirements.

‑         Developed the first standard of grade authorization to support the coding of all Warrant positions with a rank and skill.  These efforts assure an equitable opportunity exists for Warrant Officers to progress from W1 to W5 while attaining the proper experience and training for each level.

‑         Developed a 30 year career plan for Signal Corps warrant officers

 CW4 Avant retired in April 1998. 

He is currently a system engineer on MILSATCOM programs for Lockheed Martin Space Systems.  He provides technical support to the MILSATCOM Systems Wing and MILSATCOM Lifecycle Support Division on the Milstar, AEHF, MUOS, and TSAT programs.  In these roles, provides assistance to TCM-SATCOM & Network Extension, UCCís, and Army & Marine Milstar system users. 

Cw4 Avantís two most significant awards are the Legion of Merit and Silver Order of Mercury, signifying the highest caliber of service.


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