Curtis Alexander Bolden Jr. is an aspiring structural engineer hailing from Fort Myers, Florida. He currently designs buildings and civil structures for a consultant firm. He holds an Associate of Science Degree and is working hard on completing his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology. The Civil Engineering Technology program was created to meet the demands for well educated and highly qualified employees within the civil and environmental engineering areas. Therefore, it is only right that Curtis has set his immediate goal to become a professional engineer by finishing his bachelor’s degree.
Other than a structural engineer, Curtis also serves in the Army National Guard as a 91B; also known as a Heavy Wheeled Mechanic. A wheel vehicle mechanic primarily has to supervise and conduct maintenance and recovery operations on wheeled vehicles including heavy-wheeled and armored vehicles. In order to become a wheeled vehicle mechanic, Curtis had to undergo months of training. He underwent 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training (BCT) and 12 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT) with on-the-job instructions at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Troubleshooting and repairing mechanical problem along with giving insight to automotive engines and how they operate are just some essential skills that this training provides. He has many fond memories of his training days, many with his friends and especially during Exodus (military term for Christmas where trainers/trainees go on holidays).
Born in 1993 and originally from Coffeyville, Kansas; Curtis is without a doubt a family-oriented Christian man. It also looks as if Curtis’s love for the military spread among his siblings because, in one of his videos posted on Instagram, Curtis attends his little brother’s pass out parade in Basic Military Training (BMT) at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX. Curtis deeply misses his grandparents who passed away two years ago and lives his life on the promise he made to them, which is that he would see his family succeed with all his ability. Curtis’s own tough military training taught him something critical he could use to lead his life with; discipline. He used it to face the challenges life threw at him; head-on. Therefore, when he saw his family settle down in their respective lives with the careers they wished to pursue, it brought him nothing but joy and satisfaction.
Curtis refers to himself as a Modern-Day Renaissance Man due to his multiple interests and hobbies. Music, sketching, shooting, fitness, and math are only a few of them. In fact, Curtis also loves to dance. His IGTV video of him performing a freestyle dance got over 37000 views which are no less than impressive. He is also a fan of sports, particularly basketball. During his Advanced Individual Training (AIT) days in South Carolina, his Instagram post shows him and his friends enjoying a basketball match from the stands.
As seen from his interests in life, Curtis loves to create and is passionate about helping people. In his hopes to inspire people around the globe with his kind heart and persona, he went a little further to introduce a Scholarship for his local High School in Coffeyville, Kansas this year to give back to his hometown and community. He wants to make sure that he does his part by helping people improve their lives, and hopefully others may be inspired to act on his footsteps to create a positive influence in society.
In these confusing times of COVID – 19, Curtis is travelling to work and taking all necessary precautions. He urges people to stay safe especially if they have to travel to work. Anyone who wants to stay updated with his life or contact him can reach out to him via social media. His Instagram handle is “curtisboldenjr93” which is 7500 followers strong. He has recently started to put outposts so don’t miss out on this structural engineer with eyes set on changing people’s lives for the better.