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Bob Nordan was born in Florida in the late 1940s. After graduating from Florida State University in 1969, he served in the military until 1974. From 1977 until 1986, Nordan worked in a civilian position at the OAB, first in public affairs and then, for two years, as executive staff officer. In this interview, Nordan discusses base public affairs and relations with the surrounding community.

Keywords: Core Base Functions: Military objectives and tasks
City within a City: Community and cultural life; Governance and Order; Military and social hierarchies
Community Impact: City of Oakland and Alameda County governance; Public order and policing; Politics and protest; Community outreach and crisis mitigation; OAB and Port of Oakland relations


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