NASVU TEAM AND ROLES

Operations/Solar(power)/Helicopter

Bob Dalpe

Bob Dalpe grew up outside of Boston Mass served in the USAF from 1978-1993 as a weather observer/forecaster serving in the throughout the US and Europe with a deployment to Saudi Arabia post Desert Storm. He supported numerous fixed wing and rotary aircraft and ground operations across North America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

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Chair/Helicopter/Water tanks

Tom Eisiminger

Tom Eisiminger is a retired United States Army Officer and decorated combat veteran. In addition to service during Desert Shield/Storm, Tom deployed in support of Operation Desert Thunder I and Desert Thunder II. Tom held numerous leadership positions in the Army from platoon to battalion command. As a staff officer, Tom served on the Joint Staff in the Plans and Policy Division (J5) as a member of the Balkans Task Force.

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Housing

Steve Weintraub

Colonel Steven Weintraub, USMC (ret), retired from the Marine Corps Reserves after thirty-two years of service on 1 August, 2019.  He enlisted in 1987, was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1989 after graduating from Arizona State University. 

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Women's veterans support project leadership

Joan E. Sisco

Joan Sisco enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1974. After completinga
Communications Electronic School in 29 Palms, California in 1975 she was
stationed at Marine Corps Base, Quantico Virginia supporting Communication Officers School in the Radio Repair/Maintenance Division until Honorably Discharged in 1977 at the rank of Sergeant.

Native American Advisor/Solar(Power)

Bill Ward

Bill Ward is a Vietnam War Veteran who was enlisted i the United States Army from 1967 to 1968 as a Communication Sargent. He participated in the 68 TET Offensive in the Mekong Delta area during his tenure. Following his return to the States from Vietnam, he was  stationed at the United States Army Infantry Training Center at Fort Benning, GA, until his Honorable Discharge. 

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Native American Advisor

Hope MacDonald (Lone Tree )

For the past couple of years Hope has been serving her people through the Office of the Speaker, 24th Navajo Nation Council. Previously, and for nearly a decade, she provided contractual services to the U.S. Department of Justice as a subject matter expert on public safety and criminal justice issues in tribal communities.

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Native American Veterans Advisor

Pete Tsinnijinnie

Bio coming soon.

At large

Steve Cooper

Born in Burbank, California, in 1970, Steve Cooper completed a distinguished 18-year career in the U.S. Army serving in the infantry and law enforcement.  After military service, Steve served as a college professor and college president, CEO for several businesses, and as a director on various national boards.

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Goldwater Foundation POC

Alison Goldwater Ross

Alison began her professional career in New York City as an assistant designer at Kleinberg Sherrill, a design house specializing in luxury accessories, where she focused on product placement in the fashion media.  In NYC, she then established a public relations firm, attracting clients that included the Rainforest Alliance, with which she organized a benefited concert at Madison Square Garden headlining the Grateful Dead.  Her public relations work also included producing on-air segments for the ABC series, “LIVE! with Regis and Kathie Lee.” 

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