A website with past presidents on it, but where is Trump? Is he included in on Team Rubicon missions and what are they going to do in Puerto Rico?
How come Team Rubicon isn’t a household name in America, since it is veteran based, and hardhearted in a city with so many defense contractors?
Team Rubicon is an American non-government organization (NGO) founded by U.S. Marines William McNulty and Jacob “Jake” Wood. Team Rubicon identifies itself as a veteran service organization that uses disaster response to help reintegrate veterans back into civilian life. eam Rubicon formed in January 2010 following the Haiti earthquake, when William McNulty and Jacob “Jake” Wood led a medical team into Port-au-Prince three days after the earthquake. The first Team Rubicon was an initial team of eight. They gathered funds and medical supplies from friends and family and flew into the Dominican Republic.
They rented a truck, loaded their gear, and headed west to Haiti. The team treated thousands of patients, traveling to camps deemed “too dangerous” by other aid organizations. They ventured outside the traditional scale of disaster response, focusing on those who would be overlooked, untreated. The experience was the beginning of Team Rubicon. Team Rubicon wanted to solve two problems:
(1) Inadequate disaster response which is often slow to respond, has an antiquated infrastructure, and is not using the best technological solutions or well-trained members
(2) inadequate veteran reintegration into civilian life, where military veterans, whose training, skills, and experience, makes them very effective in disaster response, can reduce suicide within their community and address integration issues by helping others in an opportunity to provide service to others.
The death of fellow Rubicon member Clay Hunt from suicide re-focused Team Rubicon’s organizational mission on to veteran reintegration. The team’s role in domestic disasters is both to provide humanitarian assistance and as an outlet to let veterans continue to serve. Similar to other veteran integration programs using models found in initiatives like Team Red, White & Blue and the Wounded Warrior Project, Team Rubicon shifted its focus on helping veterans – the organizations often work together.
The name Rubicon is from the phrase “crossing the Rubicon,” an idiom to mean passing a point of no return. The red and dark gray logo is made up of a sideways cross, a traditional symbol of first aid but here on its side as a departure from the traditional, with a river running through the logo, as a symbol of the gap between disasters and disaster relief.
Wood and his work with Team Rubicon were profiled alongside fellow vet Eric Greitens and The Mission Continues founder as the subject of Time columnist Joe Klein’s 2015 book, Charlie Mike.
Since the Haiti earthquake, Team Rubicon has deployed on over 175 operations including international operations in Pakistan (2010 Pakistan floods), Chile (2010 Chile tsunami), Burma (2010 Thai-Burma border conflict), Sudan, Ecuador, Nepal, Greece, and Turkey. Domestically, Team Rubicon has responded to disasters such as Hurricane Matthew, Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Debby, Hurricane Isaac, Hurricane Sandy, and the tornado destruction of Moore, Oklahoma.
In June 2015, Team Rubicon completed its 100th disaster mission, Operation Five Points in Aston, Pennsylvania. Team Rubicon is organized after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) model into ten regions that are grouped into two divisions:
Region I: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island
Region II: New York, New Jersey
Region III: Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia
Region IV: Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi
Region V: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota
Region VI: Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico
Region VII: Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri
Region VIII: North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, Utah
Region IX: California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii
Region X: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho
In 2013, General (Ret.) David Petraeus joined Team Rubicon’s Board of Advisors. Petraeus promoted the work of veteran reintegration, citing its importance to soldiers returning from war.
Three years later, in 2016, civil rights expert Ehsan Zaffar joined the Board of Advisors.
Additional high-profile advisors are General Stanley McChrystal, USA (Ret.) and former New York Stock Exchange CEO Duncan Niederauer, who serves on the board of directors. General James T. Conway, USMC (Ret.) and Lt Gen Russel L. Honoré, USA (Ret.) as well as private sector business people Andy Bessette from Travelers Insurance, Jeff Dailey, CEO of Farmers Group, Gregg Lemkau from Goldman Sachs, John Pitts from Kirkland & Ellis, Richard Serino, former Deputy Administrator of FEMA, and Jeff Smith from FedEx serve as advisors to Team Rubicon. Many are former military or have logistical expertise that helps guide Team Rubicon.
Additional high-profile supporters are former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.Former President Bush included Team Rubicon as one of the case studies of as part of its research on veteran serving nonprofits (VSNP).
Founder of Team Rubicon William McNulty – Jacob “Jake” Wood
Founded at: El Segundo, California U.S
El Segundo is a suburban city of Los Angeles located in Los Angeles County, California, United States. El Segundo, from Spanish, means The Second in English. Located on the Santa Monica Bay, it was incorporated on January 18, 1917, and part of the South Bay Cities Council of Governments. The population was 16,654 at the 2010 census, slightly up from 16,033 at the 2000 census.
According to the City’s 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:
# Employer # of Employees
1 Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems 7,268
2 Northrop Grumman 5,219
3 Boeing Satellite Development Center 5,167
4 The Aerospace Corporation 3,002
5 AT&T ( DirecTV now part of AT&T family) 1,866
6 Mattel 1,635
7 Chevron 1,179
8 Accenture 713
9 Rhythm & Hues 703
10 International Rectifier 537
11 Xerox 442
12 Time Warner Cable 377
13 Big 5 Sporting Goods 346
14 Teledyne Controls 342
15 Internet Brands (CarsDirect) 337
According to the city’s most recent Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the city’s various funds had $99.0 million in Revenues, $91.0 million in expenditures, $206.5 million in total assets, $33.6 million in total liabilities, and $50.4 million in cash and investments.
Owned by corporations?
“California Cities by Incorporation Date”. California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Archived from the original (Word) on November 3, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
Under California’s Government Code Sections 34500-34504, the terms “city” and “town” are explicitly interchangeable, i.e. there is no legal distinction between an incorporated city and an incorporated town. California has 22 incorporated municipalities that are styled “Town of (Name)” instead of “City of (Name)”.
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