USAREUR Judge Advocate

United States Army, Europe


Judge Advocate, U.S. Army Europe

Colonel Gail A. Curley assumed duty as Judge Advocate, U.S. Army Europe, Clay Kaserne Wiesbaden, Germany on 5 July 2016.

Colonel Gail Curley grew up in Orange County, California and later in Towson, Maryland. She attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1991. Commissioned into the Signal Corps, Colonel Curley served as a platoon leader, executive officer, and battalion assistant S-3 in 17th Signal Battalion, 22nd Signal Brigade, V Corps, in Kitzingen, Germany from 1992-1995.

Following completion of the Signal Officer Advanced Course, Colonel Curley was selected for the Army's Funded Legal Education Program and attended the University of Illinois College of Law. She graduated with a Juris Doctor degree in 1999 and began service as a Judge Advocate at HQ, III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas where she served as an administrative law attorney, trial counsel, and senior trial counsel from 1999-2002. Colonel Curley then served as the Senior Defense Counsel at Fort Riley, Kansas from 2002-2003.

Colonel Curley attended the Graduate Course at The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School from 2003-2004 where she received a Master of Laws degree. She then served as the Officer-in-Charge of the Baumholder Legal Center in Germany, as a member of the First Armored Division, from 2004-2006. Following graduation from the Command & General Staff College in 2007, Colonel Curley served as an Assistant Executive Officer and then as the Chief, General Law Branch, Administrative Law Division, in the Office of The Judge Advocate General (OTJAG), Headquarters, Department of the Army, from 2007-2010.

Colonel Curley next served as the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate in HQ, U.S. Forces Afghanistan from 2010-2011 followed by assignment as the Staff Judge Advocate at the National Training Center & Fort Irwin, California from 2011-2013. She then attended the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy. In her most recent assignment, Colonel Curley served as the Chief, Plans Branch, in the Personnel, Plans and Training Office in OTJAG where she was responsible for the force management of the Judge Advocate General's Corps.