Ruffles Called To Horn of Africa
By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
As his predecessor Dan Crowell, he is in the Army Reserves, serving as an E5 sergeant in the 403rd Civil Affairs Delta Company. Crowell was also deployed for nine months during his term as treasurer.
Ruffles deputy, Andrew Crisman, formerly a longtime banker with NBT Bank, would handle county treasurer duties in his boss’s absence.
If he has an Internet connection, Ruffles said he will be as involved as possible in the office’s day-to-day business.
The Horn of Africa consists of Djibouti, Somalia, Eritrea and Ethiopia. It is separated by the Gulf of Aden from Yemen, where a civil war is underway, and the U.S. is intervening on behalf of Saudi Arabia.