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MAJ Ryan  Kurrus
MAJ Ryan Kurrus
Assistant Professor of Military Science, University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University

Major Ryan Kurrus is the son of a career Army Officer whose family is originally from the Belleville, Illinois, area.  MAJ Kurrus attended three high schools, ultimately graduating from Lawton Senior High School in Lawton, OK, and subsequently attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. He graduated in 2000 and commissioned directly into the US Army Field Artillery in May, 2000.

After attending the Officer Basic Course, MAJ Kurrus was assigned to 3rd Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Polk, LA, as a Fire Direction Officer, Fire Support Officer, Platoon Leader, and Battery Executive Officer.  His tenure in the Regiment concluded after the tour in Iraq (2003-2004) and he completed the role of the Squadron Fire Support Officer

Following reassignment, MAJ Kurrus attended the Field Artillery Captain’s Career Course at Fort Sill, OK, and served as the Battalion Adjutant in 6th Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery.  He also was the Battalion’s Rear Detachment Commander during this time when the battalion deployed to Iraq. He then took command of C Battery, 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery from 2006-2009.  MAJ Kurrus left command after the successful tour in Iraq as an in lieu of Target Acquisition Battery (2008-2009).

MAJ Kurrus then transitioned to a Field Artillery Planner for the World Class Opposing Forces in the Mission Command Training Program at Fort Leavenworth, KS, where he contributed to Corps and Division level exercises to prepare units for combat.

MAJ Kurrus soon moved to Fort Carson, Colorado, where he helped organize the creation of the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade as the Brigade Fire Support Officer.  He next served as the Operations Officer and Executive Officer in 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery, 1st Stryker Brigade and culminated his time in 4thInfantry Division as the Assistant Division Fire Support Coordinator.  In this role he spent time in Europe helping the Division’s Mission Command Element as the primary Fires Officer and transitioned the forward unit into its current role in Szczecin, Poland (2017).

Upon return from Europe, MAJ Kurrus assumed his current position as the Assistant Professor of Military Science at the University of Richmond. Here he serves as an instructor for the program’s ROTC Cadets and the executive officer for the Professor of Military Science.  The program oversees the development of cadets from five universities in the central Virginia region and focuses on character and leader development.

MAJ Kurrus holds a Bachelor of Science in Mapping, Charting and Geodesy from the United States Military Academy and a Master of Arts in Management and Leadership from Webster University. He is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College (Intermediate Level Education). He is married to the former Annette Snyder, of Mishawaka, IN, and together they have four boys.

Contact Information
2 Millhiser Gymnasium
(804) 287-6612