Col. Rick Powell is guest speaker at Republican Women’s meeting

Intermountain Republican Women Federated will hold its first meeting of the year in Ramona Valley Grill at 344 Main St., on Monday, Jan. 28 at 10:45 a.m.

The meeting will feature Col. Rick Powell as guest speaker. Powell enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at age 17. By 18, he was sent to Vietnam where he served in 11 major combat operations before the end of his tour of duty.

After being discharged from the Marines in 1969, he enrolled and graduated from California State University at Northridge in 1974. After graduation he was hired as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). He was on several presidential details, including Ronald Reagan’s when he won the election in 1980.

Powell has worked for the Treasury Department in San Diego and was in the Marine Corps Reserve and Army Special Forces Reserves (Green Berets). In 2002 he participated in Operation Enduring Freedom and, in 2003, Operation Iraq Freedom. He retired in 2004.

Powell currently is a small business owner and also works as an independent contractor-national security background investigator for the State Department.

Intermountain Republican Women Federated welcomes members, spouses, and guests from Ramona, Julian, Santa Ysabel, and surrounding areas.

For more information, contact Nancy Frazee at 760-788-6342 or, or Mary Bonner at 760-789-3215 or

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