Member of the Regiment biography for
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
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
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
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