J. Mark Curran - Chairman
Lieutenant General John “Mark” Curran, USA (Ret) is the current Chairman of PESA Inc. Mark Curran was the Vice President of Army Programs at L3 Technologies for over 11 years. Prior to working for L3, he served for over 33 years in the U.S. Army retiring as the Deputy Commanding General, Futures/Director, Futures Center, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Fort Monroe, Virginia. In this position, assumed in 2003, he was responsible to the Commanding General, TRADOC, for the design, development, and integration, into a joint warfighting environment, from concept to capability, all aspects of the future force. Prior to his assignment to the Futures Center, LTG Curran served as the Commanding General United States Army Aviation Center and Fort Rucker, Fort Rucker, AL. Among other assignments and promotions, he was also the Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, Regional Command South, Allied Forces Southern Europe, Italy.
LTG Curran’s military awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (two Oak Leaf Clusters), Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (three Oak Leaf Clusters), Two Air Medals, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, NATO Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medals from the governments of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, Master Army Aviator Bade, and Air Assault Badge.
A native of West Palm Beach, Florida, he is a 1974 Distinguished Military Graduate of Florida Southern College where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science. He holds a Masters in Military Art and Science from the Army School of Advanced Military Studies. He is a graduate of the Joint Warfighters Course (’01), Capstone Course (’98), National War College (’93), Air Assault School (’86), School of Advanced Military Studies (’86), Command and General Staff College (’85), and the Armor Officer Advanced (’81) and Basic Courses (’74).
LTG Curran has been married to his high school sweetheart, Cynthia Templon Curran, For over 50 years and they have three daughters who have all served as Military Spouses. They have five grandchildren.