I wanted to officially announce my relief as Director, IUSS CAESAR Alumni Association.
LCDR Rebecca Badders, USN (Ret) graciously volunteered and has accepted the position to become effective in mid-November. Our plan is for her to shadow me as the IUSSCAA Board and Cable Newsletter team work through publication of our annual Cable newsletter. Yes, I’m still around through Thanksgiving!
Some of you may remember LCDR Badders during her early Navy career. A longtime member of our Association, Commander Badders brings a wealth of military and leadership experiences to the Board. A listing of career assignments follows.
2013-Present Student, University of Central Florida, Graduate Studies
2011- 2013 Central Asia Programs Manager, U.S. Air Force GS-13, U.S. Central Command Strategy Policy and Plans Directorate (CCJ5), Security Cooperation.
2008-2011 Central Asia Regional Analyst, Camber Corporation. Specialized in international and regional programs for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan
1984-2008 Retired, U.S. Navy, Lieutenant Commander, Honorable Discharge
2005-2008 Foreign Area Specialist, International Programs Manager, International Programs Management, Country Director, U.S. Central Command, Strategy, Policy and Plans Directorate, Security Cooperation, MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida
2003-2005 Commanding Officer, Naval Reserve Center, Columbia SC
2000-2003 Executive Officer, Naval Reserve Professional Development Center, New Orleans, LA
1997-2000 Executive Officer, Naval Reserve Center, Kearny and Earle, New Jersey.
1993-1997 Naval Reservist, Unit Commanding Officer and Executive Officer, Naval
Reserve Centers Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida.
1993-1997 Teacher, Homebound/Hospital Program, Pinellas County Schools, Largo, Florida
1990-1993 Readiness Training Facility, Dam Neck, Virginia
1986-1990 Commander Undersea Surveillance, Norfolk, Virginia
1984-1986 Naval Facility Brawdy, Wales, UK
CAPT USN (Ret)
The Rebecca welcome as the new Director of the alumni association. Jim has done an exemplary job for the IUSS Alumni Association during his stewardship. He, along with Jack, Russ and Ellis has brought the Assn. into the 21st Century. The Assn. is really the only venue where members of the IUSS Community can stay in touch with each other and offer condolences for members who have passed and those they left behind. Best of luck I am sure you are well up to the task. Ed
Thank you Rebecca for volunteering as the new Director of the IUSS CAESAR Alumni Association. Welcome aboard. V/R, Ed Smock
LCDR, BIG SHOES TO FILL but the IUSS folks are easily convinced to say the right thing!CEC