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Gary Wattnem

Iowa Ambassador

Iowa Ambassador

Name: Gary C. Wattnem
Hometown: Mason City
E-mail Address: 

Business Position: Retired 

Civilian Education: Bachelor of Science, South Dakota State University 

Organizations/Clubs/Philanthropies: AUSA, ROA, SARCA, MOAA, Kiwanis, Vision Council of America, Mason City Airport Commission Civilian Honors: Kiwanis Outstanding Service Award 

Military Retirement Rank and Date, Service and Key Positions: Retired: Major General, 23 Nov 2003 USAR; Assistant Deputy, Chief of Staff for Logistics; Army Staff, Commanding General, 3D COSCOM; Chief of Staff, 19th TAACOM 

Name of Spouse and Children: Wife- Vicki, Children- Melissa and Jina 

Army Reserve Ambassador Gary C. Wattnem was the Sales Manager for the Americas for Reichert, Inc., a manufacturer of ophthalmic instruments where he had worked for over 30 years.  In 2004, he retired with 35 years of service in the US Army and US Army Reserve as a Major General.  He served in many command and staff positions in units around the Midwest.  Ambassador Wattnem holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from South Dakota State University.  He is a member and past president of the River City Kiwanis Club, a member of the Mason City, Iowa, Airport Commission, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Reserve Officers Association, Senior Army Commanders Association and various other organizations