One of Team Rubicon’s taglines reads “Once a service member. Always of service.” Bob and I couldn’t agree more with this statement. The comradery and unity that Greyshirts experience is a gift to those who choose to take on this highly demanding and rigorous level of volunteerism. To be of service to the community in such an impactful way gives Greyshirt volunteers a deep sense of purpose, one that is often hard to find again after leaving military service and returning to civilian life. The skills that veterans bring to the Greyshirt volunteer force are invaluable – these highly skilled men and women already know how to think clearly under extreme pressure, act strategically, and lead others to achieve the desired outcomes of an operation. These are the exact individuals Team Rubicon and the communities devastated by natural disasters need before, during, and after crises.
The cherry on top of this “operation” themed event, was getting to celebrate with beloved family, friends, colleagues, and fellow Team Rubicon supporters – the gathering was just outright fun!