Alan McCurry is the former chief operating officer at American Red Cross national headquarters, serving in the position from 2002 - 2007. McCurry was formerly military legislative assistant to Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas.
"As chief operating officer, Alan will enhance our organization's ability to provide the seamless delivery of Red Cross services—especially disaster preparedness and response—that the public expects," said Marsha J. Evans, Red Cross President and CEO, in announcing McCurry’s appointment. As COO, McCurry was responsible for integrating resources and support functions to successfully build disaster preparation and response programs to meet the requirements of the future while continuing to fully respond to the crises of today.
Before joining Senator Roberts' staff as the principal advisor on issues ranging from homeland security to foreign affairs, McCurry enjoyed a distinguished career in the U.S. Navy. As acting commander of the Navy Recruiting Command, he led a successful organization that recruited 55,000 men and women into the Navy annually. He also served as the liaison for the U.S. Representative to the Military Committee at NATO, as commanding officer of the USS Dixon (AS 37), commanding officer of the USS John Adams (SSBN 620) and on the staff of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
A graduate of the University of Kansas and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, McCurry completed graduate-level studies in the areas of national mobilization, industrial preparedness, joint and combined operations planning and the management of resources for national security. McCurry is a native of Wichita, Kansas, and also lived in Udall, Kansas, for several years. He is married to Gail Fralic McCurry, formerly of Winfield, Kansas.