Allen E. Curtis ’75

Allen E. Curtis ’75 died September 16, 2014, in Barstow, Calif. He was born in Portland on October 21, 1954, and graduated from Bonny Eagle High School in Buxton. A member of Alpha Rho Upsilon fraternity, he majored in history and enjoyed classics. He enrolled in the Bowdoin Reserve Officers Training Program, was commissioned upon graduation, and was stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky, where he was assigned as a maintenance platoon leader, tank platoon leader, tank company executive officer, and tank company commander. His next assignment was at Fort Hood, Texas, where he served as mobile training team chief and executive officer for a detachment specializing in training U.S. troops to portray a Soviet-style opposing force in training exercises. After eight years of active duty, he returned to the reserves and was employed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, as an intelligence specialist studying the Soviet armed forces. He moved to California five years later to continue as a civilian conducting the same training program with the 177th Armored Brigade, later re-designated the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, at Fort Irwin.  His final assignment before retirement was as a senior intelligence specialist serving as the Director of Intelligence and Security, U.S. Army National Training Center, Fort Irwin. He also was an avid and well-known online wargamer and a member of Wargame Developments. He is survived by his wife, Victoria, and their two children, Ariel Elizabeth and Allen Ezekiel (Zeke). He was predeceased by his first wife, Nancy Anne Curtis, who died on February 26, 2012, after thirty-six years of marriage.

2 Comments Allen E. Curtis ’75

  1. Ariel Curtis

    I can’t believe I’ve never seen this. Allen is my father, and I’ve been looking everywhere for more information on him to try to put together a small book about him. I miss him dearly.

    1. David Kyle

      Your father was my commander while I was at Ft. Knox in 1980. He was a good man and I am sorry for your loss.


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