Brigadier General Joy L. Curriera, USA

Commandant, ES

Brigadier General Joy L. Curriera became the Commandant of the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy on 25 June 2020.  The Eisenhower School prepares selected military officers and civilians from around the world for strategic leadership and success in developing national security strategy and in evaluating, marshaling, and managing resources in the execution of that strategy.  As the commandant, General Curriera is responsible for formulating academic policies, supervising curriculum planning, preparation and ensuring excellence in classroom teaching.

Prior to her assignment at the Eisenhower School, Brigadier General Curriera served as the Director of Operations for the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9 (Installations), Headquarters Department of the Army, Pentagon.  As the Director of Operations, Brigadier General Curriera was responsible for overseeing the development and coordination of program requirements, strategy, and policies pertaining to facilities standards, military construction, energy resilience, real property asset management and BRAC properties that support Army objectives and improve the quality of life for Soldiers, Civilians, and Families.

Brigadier General Curriera graduated from the U.S. Military Academy and received her commission as a second lieutenant in the Army Signal Corps in 1990.

She served her lieutenant years in Germany, with the 1st Signal Battalion, 5th Signal Command; and then the 141st Signal Battalion, 1st Armored Division. Following the Signal Officer Advanced Course in 1995, she was assigned to the 501st Signal Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky, as the division’s telecommunications officer and later as battalion S-1.  She commanded the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Personnel Services Battalion, (PSB); and while in command, she branch transferred to the Adjutant General’s (AG) Corps.

While assigned next at Fort Polk, Louisiana, she served as executive officer for the 5th PSB, and then as the G1/AG Personnel Strength Management Chief for the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk. In May 2000, she transferred to the Pentagon where she served on the Department of Army Staff as the Operations/Information Management Officer for the General Officer Management Office.  Following Command and General Staff College in 2003, she served as the Brigade S-1 for the 1st Signal Brigade, U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, Yongsan, South Korea. She then returned to the National Capital Region, to serve as an AG Branch and Human Resource Management Functional Area Assignment Officer for the Army Human Resources Command (HRC), Alexandria, Virginia.

Brigadier General Curriera deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in May 2008 where she served as the CJ1 Personnel Strength Management Division chief for the Headquarters, Multi-National Corps – Iraq.  Following this deployment, she assumed command of the 46th Adjutant General (Reception) Battalion, 194th Armored Brigade, Fort Knox, Kentucky.  After battalion command, she served at the Army Human Resources Command at Fort Knox, as the Integration Branch chief, Field Services Division, The Adjutant General (TAG) Directorate; and then as chief of the Army’s Records Management Division within the TAG.  Following graduation at the National War College in 2013, she commanded the U.S. Army Garrison at Camp Zama, Japan.   Before assuming her duties with the G-9 (formerly titled Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management), Brigadier General Curriera served as chief of the Colonels Management Office, Senior Leader Development, Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army.

Brigadier General Curriera holds a Master of Science degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the National War College and a Master of Arts degree in Human Resources Management from Webster University.