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Nomination of Jerry Ralph Curry To Be Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


The President today announced his intention to nominate Jerry Ralph Curry to be Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation. He would succeed Diane K. Stead.

Before retiring, General Curry was deputy commanding general of V Corps in Frankfurt, West Germany. He has served as the commanding general of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command in Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, and commanding general of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, DC. General Curry has also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs.

General Curry received a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, a master's degree in international relations from Boston University, and a doctorate degree from Luther Rice Seminary. He is a graduate of both the U.S. Army War College and the Command and General Staff College. He is married, has four children, and resides in Virginia Beach, VA.

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