Civil Air Patrol officer to speak about the CAP
The scheduled speaker for our July 1 meeting is Lieutenant Colonel Bill Rubel, administrative and personnel officer of the Davenport Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol. He is also assigned to the Iowa Wing of the CAP as chief of staff and test control officer.
Born one week before the attack on Pearl Harbor brought the U.S. into World War II, the CAP has existed since 1948 as an auxiliary to the U.S. Air Force with three primary missions: aerospace education, cadet programs and emergency services.
Bill retired from the U.S. Army reserve in 1999 after more than 41 years of service in the Army, National Guard and Reserve. He served in the Infantry, Adjutant General and Quartermaster branches during his career. He later worked as a logistics management specialist at the Rock Island Arsenal, retiring in 2011.