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Speaker: William R. Tefteller

Topic: Dramatic Changes in the Department of Defense

William retired from the US Air Force in 2001 and moved to Chico in 2004. He is an active volunteer in the Chico Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and is now serving in his ninth semester as a volunteer teacher in the Great Decisions study program as sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association.

He served as an Air Force command pilot with almost 7000 flight hours and retired as a colonel after 32 years of service. He flew international routes in jet multi-engine C-141 and C-5 jet aircraft during most of that time. His assignments started with flying duties and progressed to leadership and management positions at the squadron, wing and numbered air force unit levels.

William and his wife Margaret have been married over 42 years and they moved to Chico in 2004. They quickly joined the many satisfying activities and organizations here – including MOAA during the first summer picnic. His hobbies include fly fishing, metal fabrication and MIG welding, target shooting and reloading, reading ancient history and teaching international current events and foreign policy.