Curtis Lords, MS, CSCS, *D, NSCA-CPT, *D
Curtis Lords joined the NSCA in 2006. Prior to the NSCA, he was a career United States Naval Officer and served in the Medical Service Corps as a Naval Aerospace Physiologist, Aviation Medical Safety Officer, and Diving Medical Officer. He trained Naval personnel in the physiological responses to the flight and diving environments, taught land and water survival skills, and taught classes in performance improvement. Lords also conducted strength research at the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory. His areas of research concentrated on performance and strength improvement for aviators, rescue swimmers, and Navy divers. He honorably retired from the Navy as a Lieutenant Commander in 2002 and was an adjunct faculty member at the University of West Florida and Pensacola Junior College. He received his BS and MS degrees from Brigham Young University. Lords is a technical rock climber, mountaineer, and certified climbing director.