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Emergency Services Manager
In May 2012, Don came to OES after serving as the California State Director of the Civil Air Patrol. He served in the United States Air Force on Active Duty and in the Reserves for over 25 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2009. Don flew C-5s for most of his career as well as a number of staff and command tours including Chief of Wing Plans and Chief Wing Safety for two units on Travis AFB.
He led the Travis Incident Command Center for over two years and integrated FEMA Emergency Response procedures on the base. While with the Civil Air Patrol, he supervised the budget and training program for the Nation’s largest Wing as well as evaluated and administered Civil Air Patrol Emergency Response Exercises throughout the Pacific Region. Don flew commercially for USAirways out of Boston and Philadelphia and accumulated over 7,000 military, commercial and civilian flight hours.
Don and his wife Anita live in Vacaville. They have three grown children all working and attending college in Northern California. Don and his family are all advanced scuba divers, avid skiers and camping enthusiasts especially if a Jeep is required. He also serves as the Eagle Project Coordinator for the Chief Solano District, Boy Scouts of America and continues to volunteer with the Civil Air Patrol as a pilot.