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Darin Hand retired as the Command Master Chief (Senior Enlisted) for NAS Whidbey Island in 2012 and has called Oak Harbor home for over 30 years. He holds a Doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership, a Master’s of Science in Human Resources, a Bachelor’s of Arts in Social Sciences, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership. He is the Director of Columbia College NAS Whidbey Island campus and is an adjunct faculty for University of Massachusetts (Global) and Columbia College teaching Human Resource Management and Organizational Leadership. He is a member of Island County Planning Commission, Rotary, Navy League, Fleet Reserve and VFW Associations. He was recently appointed the President of the Board of Directors for New Leaf, Inc.