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Lieutenant Colonel Warren L. Rapp is currently the Commander for the 232D Operations Squadron, Creech AFB, Indian Springs, NV. In his position, LtCol Rapp is responsible for all of the Operations, maintenance, Intelligence, and training personnel that are integrated throughout Creech AFB and Nellis AFB. As a conglomerate, these Nevada Air Guard members conduct daily training and combat sorties in Nevada and across the globe.
Lieutenant Colonel Rapp was born in Clovis, New Mexico in 1967, and is currently married to his wife Kim, along with their four children, Jared, Brandon, McKenzie and Alexis. LtCol Rapp started his military career by completing 12 weeks of Officer Candidates School with the United States Marine Corps during the summers of 1987and 1988. He was commissioned a 2LT in the Marines on July 7th 1990, after completing his Bachelor degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University. His military education includes the completion of Flight School-Pensacola Florida, CH-46 helicopter training-Marine Corps Air Station Tustin Ca, Aviation Safety School-Naval Post Graduate School, (Monterey California), C-130 Aircraft Commanders Course-Little Rock AFB, MQ-1 Predator Flight Training-Creech AFB, Air Command and Staff, and is currently enrolled in Air War College.
Highlights in LtCol Rapp's career include being a flight instructor in Navy Flight School-Corpus Christi Texas, C-130 Flight School-Little Rock Ak, Commander of Airport Security Troops at Reno Tahoe IAP (2001-2002), Director of Logistics for the NV Air National Guard, and fully combat trained MQ-1 Pilot. LtCol Rapp is also appointed on Governor Sandoval's committee for economic development for Nevada, acting as a military UAS advisor to Northern Nevada communities and businesses. He currently is the Commander of the 232nd Operations Squadron, located at Creech AFB.
Significant decorations received by LtCol Rapp are the Meritorious Service Medal, Aerial Achievement Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal, Patriot Award, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, and the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia and Government of Kuwait).
LtCol Rapp has been actively involved in the community since he was a child growing up primarily in Reno, NV. Over the years he has coached numerous youth soccer teams, participated as a leader in the Boy Scouts of America, and organized and executed several Air Guard Community Blood Drives. Before moving to Las Vegas in 2008, LtCol Rapp served as the President of the Military Officers Association of America for the Reno, NV chapter. Currently he continues to coach competitive youth soccer in Las Vegas, and is an active member of National Guard Association of the United States, as well as being an active member in his local Church.
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