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At a recent Travis Air Force Base Civic Leaders Breakfast hosted by Col. Derek Salmi, the incoming commander of the 60th Air Mobility Wing (AMW), several elected officials and community leaders thanked TEAM TRAVIS – www. travis.af.mil – forever supporting all local communities. From left to right: Colonel Elizabeth Aptekar – Commander, 60th Mission Support Group; Lt. Col. Kevin Snow, vice commander, 349th Operations Group; Colonel Charles Throckmorton IV – Commander, 60th Operations Group; Colonel Ryan Garlow – Vice Commander, 60th AMW; Colonel Derek Salmi; Colonel Melissa Dooley – Commander, 60th Medical Group; Chief Master Sergeant Jennifer Wampler – Command Chief, 60th Medical Group; and Mr. Joseph Dingman – AMW’s 60th Executive Director. (Photo courtesy of Nestor Aliga)

Rear Admiral Leonard C. ‘Butch’ Dollaga

Rear Admiral Dollaga is a Vallejo native and graduated in 1990 from the US Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He holds a master’s degree in engineering management from George Washington University in Washington, District of Columbia. His tours at sea include assignments as a divisional officer aboard USS Los Angeles (SSN 688); engineer officer aboard USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740)(B); and executive officer aboard USS Cheyenne (SSN 773). He commanded USS Charlotte (SSN 766) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and also served as commodore of Submarine Development Squadron 12, Groton, Connecticut.

Rear Adm.  Dollaga (Times-Herald special photo)
Rear Adm. Dollaga (Times-Herald special photo)

His shore and staff assignments include admissions officer at the US Naval Academy; technical assistant to the Director of Naval Nuclear Propulsion; the Nuclear Officer Program Manager and the Submarine Officer Community Manager on the staff of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education); Commander, Submarine Force, Potential Commander U.S. Pacific Fleet Instructor (Submarine Command Course); Head of the Program and Budget Service in the Joint Chiefs of Staff (J8) (Programme and Budget Analysis Division); and Director, Congressional Liaison Appropriations Matters Office (FMBE) on the staff of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (FM&C).

His flag assignments include Commander of the Underwater Warfare Development Center in Groton, CT, and most recently Commander of Submarine Group SEVEN/Task Force 54/Task Force 74 conducting submarine operations in the CENTCOM and INDOPACOM areas of responsibility.

He has completed three overseas deployments in the Indo-Pacific Command and five strategic deterrence patrols in the Atlantic. The units with which he served have collectively won four Unit Awards, five “E” Battles, and the Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy of the United States Pacific Fleet.

Local students make honor roll at Oregon State University

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The names of the students who made the Scholastic Honor Roll Summer 2022 have been announced by Oregon State University.

A total of 3,162 students scored a B-plus (3.5) or better to make the list. To be on the honor roll, students must complete at least 6 hours of graded courses.

Students on the honor roll included:

Benicia — Ju-Ti C. Buckley, Senior, Human Development and Family Sciences; Reid E. Burford, junior, business administration.

Fairfield— Jacob E. Barron, senior, business administration.

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