BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Oct. 11, 2019 —
In early 2019, Jacob Curtiss, a contracting officer who began his career with Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services last October, started his pursuit of the Navy Reserve Direct Commission Officer program for a chance to commission as a Supply Corps Officer.
With a 13% selection rate, Curtiss was officially informed in July that he was one of only 23 candidates chosen for the Direct Commission Officer opportunity. Out of the 23 chosen candidates, he was only one of two selected candidates in the mid-west region.
Curtiss was officially sworn in and commissioned into the Navy Reserves September 10. DLA Disposition Services celebrated his commissioning ceremony with family, friends, and his coworkers at the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center in Battle Creek, Michigan October 9.
As a Navy Reservist, Curtiss will be supporting the DLA Disposition Services mission when he is not attending his Navy schools.
Curtiss, who previously served eight years in the Michigan Army National Guard, has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Saginaw Valley State University and is currently working on his Masters of Science degree in Acquisition Administration through Central Michigan University.