Web Reader Note - This Letter Is In Reference To The Candidate's Memo Announcement To Members Of His Intent To Run For National Commmander
From: Daniel SanKoff – Past National Membership Officer – 2001-2007
Current Adjutant CO”A” 2001- to present
To: All CIA Members
Subj: CIB A SPECIAL REQUEST TO ALL CIA MEMBERS
MEMBERS OF THE COMBAT INFANTRYMEN’S ASSOCIATION. This is an ELECTION year for A NEW NATIONAL COMMANDER OF THE CIA. Since 2005 I have asked the majority of you for your support in Electing our candidates to this position AND you have given your support to them. Our CO”A” here in Fort Myers, Florida in the past years. Has provided three (3) members who have served as National Commanders in the past years. Today I want to introduce you to our 4th Candidate from CO”A” SW/FLA who would like to serve as our NATIONAL COMMANDER of the CIA. Most of you are cquainted with or have seen his name under NATIONAL STAFF OFFICERS these past few years, it is NICK HUBBELL who is presently the Chief of Staff.
We just cannot let this other person who wants to be the Commander of this Elite Organization get elected. ‘ IF “ THAT HAPPENS, THE CIA DAYS WILL BE NUMBERED/ There are many of us who have worked to hard thru the years to let that happened.
PLEASE VOTE WHEN YOUR BALLOT ARRIVES. I ask you AGAIN, for your SUPPORT FOR NICK HUBBELL
Below is a condensed resume for our NICK HUBBELL, a full depth report by Nick will appear in the next issue of the Blue Badge. Re-capping, we need a well versed, knowledgeable person with skills and leadership to lead the CIA forward. This will happen with your vote for Nick Hubbell.
A reminder that in order to be able to VOTE your Membership Dues must be paid up do date. ANNUAL DUES ARE NOW DUE JAN-MAR. THE FUTURE OF THE CIA will continue, only with Nick Hubbell as the National Commander.
NICK HUBBEL CANDIDACY MEMO:
The purpose of this memorandum is to officially announce my candidacy for National Commander of the Combat Infantryman Association. I believe that my many years in the Army and in the highest levels of federal civil service give me unique skills to support the members of this association and to lead it for 2015 to 2017.
I am 67 years old and retired from the US Army Reserve and federal civil service. For the last two and a half years, I served this association as the National Chief of Staff for both the previous/current National Commanders. I am a member of A/1/1 FL, located in Ft Myers, Florida. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland and, in 2014, completed a six-month course of instruction on the Microsoft Office suite. I am a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College and many other senior level school/courses. I am also a qualified Inspector General, a Public Affairs Officer and a certified police officer in the state of New York.
I served in the active Army from 1966 to 1970. I enlisted in 1966 and graduated from OCS in 1967. I served two tours in Viet Nam as a platoon leader, first with the 101st and second with the 173d. After Viet Nam, I served in Special Forces (SF) at Ft Bragg, NC. I left active duty in 1970 to attend college. I joined the USAR and served 27 years eventually retiring as a colonel of Special Forces. I have commanded at the company, SF detachment and battalion level. I also commanded a brigade in the 78th Division. My last assignment was as the reserve component DCSOPS for the Army Special Operations Command. My awards include: the CIB, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Air Assault Badge, Special Forces Tab, and Canadian Parachutist Badge.
My Federal Civil Service spans from: 1971 to 2008. I have served as an Army Reserve Technician, Public Affairs Officer for the Army Recruiting Command, and Inspector General at various Army test agencies. My last assignment was as the Director of Operations for the Army Evaluation Center as a GS-15. I also worked as the Vice-President for Homeland Defense and National Security for BCP International, a defense contractor in the Washington DC area. I supported the Army G3/5/7 at HQDA and HQ USMC.
If elected, my priorities will be to conduct an independent audit of all national funds. I will initiate a top down review of national activities to ensure all actions support the divisions and are in concert with the established bylaws. I will ensure National HQ is re-instated as a 501 ( c ) 19. During the period 2011,2012, 2013, required IRS forms were not forwarded and, as a result, the IRS rescinded HQ’s tax-exempt status. I will use the chain of command and work directly with the division commanders. National HQ will become the “umbrella organization” for the association and will be “value added” for the CIA. I will increase the use of computers to lessen the administrative load on all elements of the association. We will conduct periodic video teleconferencing (VTC) between national and the divisions. We will make use of all social media to get the message out to younger holders of the CIB. I will leverage my membership in various veterans groups to get our message out and to find out what works in their organizations. Together, we will make the CIA relevant for all our members.
To recap, I believe that I am a viable candidate for the position of National Commander. I have the experience gained through years of military service, combat time and higher level staff actions in both the Army and federal civil service. I am well versed in the use of computers and will help us move forward into the 21st century. I am able to present my ideas verbally and in writing. I can do so with a minimum of grammatical and spelling errors. You will have no trouble understanding when and where I want to lead us. I can only do that if I have your support and cooperation. I am requesting your vote. Working together, we can make the association even better. Please look at my more in-depth biography and plans in the next issue of the Blue Badge.
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I have been married to me wife for 57 years.We have a son(a veteran) who is a POLICE LT.Our daughter is the ADMINISTRATION SUPERVISOR of the I CORPS COMMANDER.(her husband is a veteran) Grandson is an ARMY CAPTAIN..I was a career NON COMMISION OFFICER.I retired from UNITED ARMY as a INFANTRY COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR.I have served in COMBAT as a INFANTRY SQUAD LEADER,INFANTRY PLATOON SERGEANT,INFANTRY FIRST SERGEANT and INFANTRY COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR.All my duties on ACTIVE MILITARY DUTIES were in the INFANTRY.I served in COMBAT in the KOREAN WAR and VIETNAM.I am a member of the following MILITARY ASSOCIATIONS,FIRST USMC DIVISION ASSOCIATION,THIRD INFANTRY DIVISION ASSOCIATION,ABN ASSOCIATION,INFANTRY ASSOCIATION,32 INFANTRY REGT ASSOCIATION,7th INFANTRY REGIMENT ASSOCIATION,25th INFANTRY DIVISION ASSOCIATION,10th MOUNTAIN DIVISION ASSOCIATION,AMVETS,DAV,PURPLE HEART ASSOCIATION,AMERICAN LEGION,NORTH WEST CHAPTER(OP 63)OF THIRD INFANTRY DIVISION VIET NAM VETERAN of AMERICA.24th INFANTRY DIVISION ASSOIATION,AMERICAL DIVISIOIN ASSOICIATION,29 DIVISION ASSOCIATION,7th INFANTRY DIVISION ASSOCIATION,83rd DIVISION ASSOCIATION,NATIONAL SERGEANT MAJOR ASSOCIATION.You need to look at my ACCONPLISHMENT as the COMBAT INFANTRYMEN'S NATIONAL DEPUTY COMMANDER .During the time as the NATIONAL DEPUTY COMMANDER I have found over 400 new members.IN FIVE YEARS I HAVE SENT TO NATIONAL OVER $80,000 IN DUES.Should you decide to selected me as the NATIONAL COMMANDER,you can expect me to work on the following
COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR (RETIRED) JAMES A.BOURGEOIS PHONE 253 224 0817Read more...
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