LTC(R) Curtis A. Diggs
Visiting Instructor and
Coordinator of the Arkansas Tech University Degree Center at Mid-South Community College

Contact Information:
Phone: 870-880-4046
Email: cdiggs@atu.edu

MS. Central Michigan University
Public Administration

BS., Arkansas Tech University
Chemistry

AS, Garland County Community College
Chemistry

Currently enrolled in MS in Emergency Management and Homeland Security at Arkansas Tech University

LTC(R) Diggs joined the staff at Arkansas Tech University in March 2011 as a Visiting Instructor and Coordinator of the Arkansas Tech University Degree Center at Mid-South Community College.   He has worked in the Emergency Management and Homeland Security areas for over 20 years at the National and International level.   LTC(R) Diggs has real world experience in responding to natural and man-made disasters, to include mitigation, preparedness and recovery operations on a world-wide basis.

Immediately prior to joining the Tech staff LTC(R) Diggs was president of a plastics manufacturing company where he had total responsibility for budget, personnel, and sales.   He also was responsible for maintaining liaison with Federal, State and Local governmental agencies concerning the Emergency Management plan for the manufacturing and corporate facility and surrounding property.  In the US military he was a member of the Army Staff, developed and reviewed proposed programs, laws, regulations, plans and instructions to insure Department of the Army compliance concerning Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) requirements.

Other military assignments included Battalion Executive Officer and WESTCOM Chemical Officer/NBC School Commandant.  As Battalion Executive Officer LTC(R) Diggs was second in command of a Transportation Battalion and directed a staff of 65 soldiers.  He acted as the Battalion Crisis Management Officer and Officer in Charge of all movements related to special weapons.     At WESTCOM LTC(R) Diggs was responsible for the Chemical defense training and NBC School for all units in WESTCOM and he exercised CAIRA plans for the Johnston Island Chemical storage facility.  

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