Richard Rubendall

Richard Rubendall

Title: President
Company: Rube’s Consulting
Location: Tucson, Arizona, United States

Richard Rubendall, President at Rube’s Consulting, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in water infrastructure.

With 40 years of professional experience, Mr. Rubendall has been president of Rube’s Consulting since 2011. Prior to establishing his own firm, he held a number of positions with the United States Public Health Service and Indian Health Service from 1979 to 2010, advancing through the ranks to Rear Admiral in 2006. He was interested in this field due to his early childhood fascination with science and mathematics. As a testament to the dedication to his field, he is a registered professional engineer in Montana and Arizona. His areas of expertise are in water and wastewater, as well as community infrastructure and developing water and sewer mains.

From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Rubendall was the Director of Division Commissioned Personnel Support for the Indian Health Service, and from 1990 to 2005 he was a district engineer. He previously served as senior field engineer from 1986 to 1990, having been a field engineer from 1979 to 1986. He began his career as a student at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, earning a  Bachelor of Science in civil engineering in 1979, and he completed postgraduate coursework with the University of New Mexico.

Throughout his career, Mr. Rubendall has been recognized for his contributions, including having been named Indian Health Service Engineer of the Year. The USPHS gave him an Outstanding Service Medal, a Commendation Medal, two Achievement Medals, a Citation, two Outstanding Unit Citations, seven Unit Commendations, a Hazardous Duty Service, four Isolated Hardship Duties, a Special Assignment Service, and a Crisis Response Service. He is most proud of being selected and achieving the rank of Rear Admiral during his time in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. In addition, he is proud of his work with the Indian Health Service, whereupon he acted as Director of the Division of Commissioned Personnel Support and mentored officers in this respect. Mr. Rubendall sees himself in five years fully retired and enjoying the benefits of retirement.

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