After a 30-year career in the U.S. Navy, Curt found himself landlocked with time to reignite his passion for shooting sports. He holds NRA certifications in instructing Pistol and Personal Protection in the Home courses; is a UCI and Minnesota Permit to carry instructor; and directs education and training in basic rifle/pistol/marksmanship. He has taken part in revamping the NROTC rifle and pistol teams at the University of Minnesota, where he is a professor of Naval Science, teaching a senior level course on leadership and ethics. He has more than 15 years experience in public speaking on leadership and ethics to local, national and international audiences. He has co-chaired numerous planning meetings for U. S. Naval exercises in more than 10 Asian countries.