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Colonel (Ret) Cary Westin and love for El Paso

Richard Dayoub welcomes Interim City Manager Cary Westin to the KTEP studios. Colonel (Ret) Cary Westin started his military career in El Paso in June of 1985 after graduating from the Virginia Military Institute. He came back to the Sun City at the end of his military career in 2006 and decided with his wife to stay here. He served as Senior Deputy City Manager Economic Development & Tourism includes promoting business growth, attraction and retention through implementing and coordinating strategies and tactics focused on encouraging a healthy and stable business environment. Mr. Westin is the Interim City Manager.

Westin served 25 years on active duty in the Army in a variety of critical command and staff positions. COL Westin’s occupational specialty was air defense operations, culminating in a four year assignment as the Director of the Air Defense Artillery Test Directorate (ADATD), U.S. Army Operational Test Command at Fort Bliss, Texas. As Director of ADATD, Westin led a team of 200 military, Department of the Army civilian and contractor personnel in the design, coordination and execution of operational tests and field experiments to support weapon system acquisition for the Army and joint forces.

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This interview originally aired on February 17, 2024.

Richard E. Dayoub is a proud El Pasoan and serves on many community community boards including the Sun Bowl Association and El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank.
Daisy Morales is part of the on-air talent, and interview host, in charge of recording and producing shows such as El Paso Prime Time, Science Studio, and We Are UT El Paso; Daisy also manages the recently added Podcast division.
Paul Castro has worked in various facets of audio production; producing talk and music shows, managing a community radio station, developing websites and podcasts. As a multimedia producer he enjoys being able to tell stories with a community perspective. He oversees operations and content production for KTEP.
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