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Celebrating Greyshirt Success

Team Rubicon members support Ecuadorian disaster relief give a large group high-five after helping with a water supply run in San Isidro. Team Rubicon volunteers are currently conducting disaster and medical assessment in Ecuador after an earthquake caused devastation in the country.

There are a lot of Greyshirts out there balancing priorities – raising kids, giving back, pursuing higher education and new employment opportunities – and when we learn about the success of one, we celebrate it together. This note came from longtime member and Navy veteran Dakota Duncan of Indiana:

“For those that do not know me, I was the Region V Planning Coordinator and have recently stepped down from my position to pursue other dreams. However, Team Rubicon has truly changed my life. I got the official word today and it looks like after five years of hard work, hundreds of hours of training, three disaster deployments, one DOD contract, two publications, and two applications…I FINALLY GOT MY CEM (Certified Emergency Manager)! For those that do not know, the CEM is awarded by the International Association of Emergency Managers and is undoubtedly the hardest and highest emergency management credentialing one can earn. It typically takes between four to ten years to earn. This is awesome! Thank you to all the family, friends, and especially the amazing group at Team Rubicon who helped make this happen. Without TR, there is no possible way i would have ever earned this.”

Dakota Duncan began his career in public service as a volunteer firefighter.

Congratulations, Dakota. We’re very proud of your accomplishments and humble you’d give us credit in your professional growth. Keep crushing it and best of luck in your endeavors! 

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