With Veterans Day coming up this Sunday and the San Diego County Veterans Day Parade on Monday, Nuffer, Smith, Tucker has military on the mind. NST is privileged to have a long history with the military, through both in the agency’s professional work and the personal lives of NST team members.
President Bill Trumpfheller and Vice President Derek Danziger were both military brats with fathers in the service. Derek’s dad retired as a Navy captain after 21 years. During that time, Derek’s family was stationed in Maryland, California and Colorado, and finally made their home in San Diego. Bill’s dad is a retired Marine lieutenant colonel who flew the A4 for 23 years. With hundreds of combat missions in Vietnam, Bill’s father has been awarded numerous medals, including the Distinguished Flying Cross. But the Trumpfheller military involvement doesn’t stop there. Bill’s brother is a colonel in the U.S. Air Force and leads five squadrons and three units directly engaged in combat operations in Afghanistan.
NST Senior Account Executive Rebecca Howe Schmidt married into military life. Her husband is a captain in the United States Marine Corps, where he has served for nearly 12 years. As a naval aviation officer based out of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, he flies the F/A-18 Hornet and recently returned from a nearly seven-month deployment in the West Pacific.
Over the years, NST has worked on several military projects, including Fleet Week San Diego, a series of events designed to honor military personnel for dedication on the battlefield and in the community. We’re currently working with Veterans Research Corporation to help the organization raise funds for local medical research addressing the unique health concerns of veterans, and we’re also promoting this year’s San Diego County Veterans Day Parade, taking place Monday, Nov. 12 (hope we see you on the parade route).
We’re honored to be associated with the military in business and at home, and want to thank all the veterans and active duty military men and women serving our country. Your sacrifices don’t go unappreciated and we tip our hats to you not just on Veterans Day, but every day, and sincerely wish you all well.