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Built By Meridian: Brig Gen Curt Bass

Built By Meridian: Brig Gen Curt Bass


Today we spotlight Brig Gen Curtis “Curt” Bass, who is a 1990 graduate of Meridian High School and has served our country for 26 years in the US Air Force. We are rounding up Meridian High School Alumni stories for one simple reason: to inspire and lead the way for the younger generation to see what it means to be Built By Meridian. The accomplishments of Meridian High School alumni are far too great and numerous to go untold. Our current MHS students will be entering college and the workforce in a few short years and will benefit from hearing stories of those who have charged ahead of them, whether that path was traditional or non-traditional. #BuiltByMeridian

Brig Gen Curtis R. Bass, a graduate of the MHS Class of 1990, is the Senior Executive Officer to the 22nd Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force. He serves as the principal military advisor on staff, and leads a team of 25 members supporting the daily operations of the CSAF.  He is the CSAF’s coordination authority across the Department of the Air Force, Military Services, Joint Staff, OSD, US Govt, Industry, and with Allies/Partner nations around the world.

Brig Gen Bass previously served as an Air Force Fellow, and member of the Rockefeller Studies Program (Think Tank) as a Military Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York City.  The CFR is a prestigious, independent, non-profit / non-partisan, membership organization, foreign policy think-tank, and publisher; a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders and others.  He was the ranking U. S. Air Force officer in New York City, the Financial Capitol of the World and location of many country’s New York City Consulates.  Brig Gen Bass operated as a subject matter expert and ambassador of the Department of Defense in New York City, and at the CFR.

Brig Gen Bass is a Master Air Battle Manager with more than 2,600 hours in the E-3 AWACS and E-8C Joint STARS command and control aircraft.  He has commanded at the squadron, group, and wing levels.  He has served on the personal staff of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, the Commander of Air Forces Central Command, and the North American Aerospace Defense Command Operations staff.  Brig Gen Bass received his commission in the U.S. Air Force from Mississippi State University Air Force ROTC in 1995.