Professor Chad R. McCurdy is a Professor of Criminal Justice at Florida Technical College in Orlando Florida. Mr. McCurdy grew up in Amarillo, Texas where he attended Highland Park High School until graduation. He then joined the United States Air Force in 1988 as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician. After graduating the Department of Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, MD Mr. McCurdy was assigned to Bitburg Air Base Germany. While stationed in Germany he was deployed his first time at the age of 20 to Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Mr. McCurdy was assigned to the 3rd Special Force Group while in Saudi Arabia and deployed to Kuwait City for its liberation. Mr. McCurdy was awarded the Army Commendation Medal with Valor for his work with the Special Forces Group. Throughout his time in the Air Force Mr. McCurdy had several Combat Deployments and was assigned overseas to Germany and Italy and in the United States to North Carolina, New Mexico and three bases in Florida. His professional awards include two Bronze Stars with valor, one Meritorious Service Medal, one Army Commendation Medal with Valor, five Air Force Commendation Medals, 6 Air Force Achievement Medals, Humanitarian Medal as well as other awards and medals. While Mr. McCurdy was in the Air Force he graduated from the American Military University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. During his tenure in the military Mr. McCurdy worked with United States’ Secret Service on Presidential details and with the U.S. State Department on diplomat security details. He retired from Military Service in 2009 and started working for the Department of Homeland Security as an Explosive Specialist. In 2014 Mr. McCurdy started his employment at Florida Technical College as a Professor. While working Mr. McCurdy also attended college to finish a Bachelor of Arts degree in Intelligence Studies with a focus on Counterintelligence and is now working on a Master of Science Degree in Cyber Security. Mr. McCurdy has a son that joined the Army and graduated the Department of Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal School and is now stationed in South Korea. As of now Mr. McCurdy lives in Cocoa, Florida with his wife and her son.