Chinook Board of Directors
Carl S. Darnell, President & CEO Chinook Medical Gear, Inc.
Jessica Denison, COO Chinook Medical Gear, Inc.
Terryl Peterson, Owner Terryl Peterson CFO Services LLC
General Ron Fogleman, Retired USAF
General Ron Fogleman retired from the USAF on 1 September 1997 after thirty-four years of active commissioned service. On his final tour of duty General Fogleman served as the 15th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. From 1992 until 1994 he was Commander in Chief of the U.S. Transportation Command (CINCTRANS). As Chief of Staff, he served as the senior uniformed officer responsible for the organization, training and equipage of 750,000 active duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and Overseas. As a member of the JCS, he served as a military advisor to the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council and the President.
General Fogleman is the founding principal of The Durango Group, LLC, an international aviation consulting firm with a client list that includes The Boeing Company, Iridium, JBT Industries, Raytheon, RSL Electronics and the Southern Ute Growth Fund. He is the Chairman of the Board of Alliant Techsystems and serves on the board of directors for AAR Corp, Chinook Medical Gear Inc, Defense Venture Group, First National Bank of Durango, Ironhawk, MITRE Corporation, and Thales-Raytheon Systems. He devotes considerable time to national security and community affairs. He is a member of the Falcon Foundation, Airlift Tanker Association, Council on Foreign Relations, Fort Lewis College Foundation, and the Air Force Association. Since retiring from the Air Force he has served on the Defense Policy Board, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Advisory Council, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Advisory Board, chaired an Air Force Laboratory study on directed energy weapons, a National Research Council Committee on Aeronautics Research and Technology for Vision 2050: An Integrated Transportation System, served on the NASA Mars Program Independent Assessment Team, the congressionally directed Commission to Assess United States National Security Space Management and Organization, the NASA Shuttle Return to Flight Task Group and the Independent Assessment Panel to examine the Management and Organization of National Security Space Assets.
General Fogleman is an active pilot with an extensive background in fighters, mobility aircraft and general aviation. He has flown over 7800 total hours. His fighter experience included operational tours in the F-100, F-4, F-15, F-16 and A-10. He served two tours in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War flying 315 combat missions and logging 806 hours of combat fighter time. While serving as USCINCTRANS and Commander of the Air Mobility Command he flew mobility aircraft in support of humanitarian and contingency operations on six continents.
General Foglemanís staff experience saw a heavy emphasis on long-range programming and strategic planning. While serving as Chief of Staff, United States Air Force, he hosted the first world-wide conference of air chiefs. He has a Bachelorís degree from the USAF Academy and a Masterís degree in Military History and Political Science from Duke University. He lectures on leadership, international affairs and military issues and has published numerous articles on air and space operations.
Kevin B. Gerold, DO, JD, FCCM, FCCP, FCLM Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Don Smith, Owner Landmark Western, LLC
Don is the founder, owner, and manager of Landmark Western, LLC, a commercial real estate company. Landmark Western currently manages over $30 Million of commercial properties in the
As a commercial real estate broker Don has been involved in the management and acquisition of a variety of properties types, including apartments, industrial, and commercial buildings as well as undeveloped and developed land. With significant investment in some of the managed properties, he is aware of the responsibilities of ownership as well as management. During the past 10 years he as concentrated on taking an equity interest in the properties that are managed.
Don has been a licensed real estate broker in
Prior to founding Landmark Western, Donís business experience included executive positions with IBMís marketing organization where he was responsible for the marketing, installation and management of an extensive transportation company control system. Don graduated with a degree in mathematics from the