Curtis J. Quickel, CPA, is an individual practitioner in Little Rock, Ark. Before establishing his own practice, he served several years in industry as a corporate controller. As a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, he taught at the U.S. Army's Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and Fort Dix, N.J. He recently completed two tours of duty in Iraq and Kuwait as part of "Operation Iraqi Freedom." He is a past president of the Central Chapter of the Arkansas Society of CPAs and past chairman of the Industry and Commerce Committee. Mr. Quickel is also a past recipient of the Arkansas Society of CPAs (ASCPA) "Outstanding CPA in Government" award.