Dave Nordel is a retired United States Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant of over 30 years’ service, he is a registered nurse and emergency manager and served as a medic in areas of operations to include Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South America, Iraq, Korea, Japan and Hungary. Dave grew up in rural Northern California in a dairy farming community and experienced all that brings to a young man raised in the late 60s and 70s. Dave left home at 19 to join the Air Force and ascended through the enlisted ranks to culminate as the senior enlisted leader for all nuclear missile forces in the United States. He has vast experience leading small groups and large organizations and has lead city government activities and large organizations as an emergency manager for multiple communities through covid and other disaster situations. Dave currently lives in Montana and is an outdoorsman, he is a mentor and speaks to young leaders to aid in their development and future successes. He continues to give back the gifts he has collected along the way.