Giving Back!: Life and Leadership from the Farm to the Combat Zone and Beyond by David Nordel
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 of how to effectively navigate in 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 to give back, just as those people and experiences that shaped him along the way gave to me. This writing will drive introspection and thought to hopefully leave you a few treasures to apply to your life, love, and leadership journeys.
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Dave Nordel is a retired United States Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant of over 30 years’ service, he is a registered nurse and emergency manager and served as a medic in areas of operations to include Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South America, Iraq, Korea, Japan, and Hungary. Dave grew up in rural Northern California in a dairy farming community and experienced all that brings to a young man raised in the late 60s and 70s. Dave left home at 19 to join the Air Force and ascended through the enlisted ranks to culminate as the senior enlisted leader for all nuclear missile forces in the United States. He is a Register Nurse specialized in Emergency Medicine and has vast experience leading small groups and large organizations and has lead city government activities and large organizations as an emergency 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 in their development and future successes.