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Author Event: Dave Nordel
Dave Nordel will read excerpts from his latest book, Giving Back!. Afterward, he will answer questions and sign books. The event takes place at the bookstore on Saturday, September 24, 2022, starting at 6 o'clock.
Giving Back! is a compilation of real-life events from a life lived in rural America and over a 30-year military career. It encapsulates the lessons of those times that have shaped Dave and helped him develop as a leader and mentor. Giving Back! shows lessons on how to effectively navigate life, family, and friendships. The book outlines many stories and shares many nuggets of Dave’s life and lessons learned from each. The intimate stories are his way of giving back, just as those people and experiences that shaped him along the way gave to him. This writing will drive introspection and thought to hopefully leave you a few treasures to apply to your life, love, and leadership journeys.
Dave Nordel is a retired United States Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant with over 30 years of service; he is a registered nurse and emergency manager and served as a medic in operations including Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South America, Iraq, Korea, Japan, and Hungary. Dave grew up in a dairy farming community in rural Northern California and experienced all that brings to a young man reared in the late 60s and 70s. Dave left home at 19 to join the Air Force and ascended through the ranks to culminate as the senior enlisted leader for all nuclear missile forces in the United States. He has vast experience leading small groups and large organizations. He has led city government activities and large organizations as an emergency manager for multiple communities through covid and other disaster situations. Dave currently lives in Montana and is an outdoorsman; he is a mentor and speaks to young leaders to aid their development and future successes. He continues to give back the gifts he has collected along the way.