TR calls end of operations in Turkey

Mike Lee

Mike Lee, a native of Chicago, graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Creative Writing. At LMU, Mike developed international and domestic volunteer trips and served as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Student Veterans Organization. Mike’s professional background is in advertising and marketing, and has experience in executing large print and digital campaigns for non-profit and tourism clients. He lives in Los Angeles where he thinks a lot about dogs, bourbon, and the Chicago Bears.

Scout Team leader Josh Webster has reported back to Team Rubicon HQ that further TR medical teams are unnecessary. After spending three days surveying Search and Rescue efforts and conducting medical reconnaissance in rural villages around Ercis and Van, Webster has also called a halt to further operations by the Scout Team and will be heading back the United States soon. We believe the outcome of this mission reflects the tremendous value that rapidly deployable scout teams bring to TR; they both negate the need to mobilize costly full teams when need is uncertain and act as medical reconnaissance when need is certain. While other organizations deployed full SAR and medical teams immediately, Team Rubicon was able to make a cost-effective assessment while still providing value in parts of the response.