When 218 cadets graduated from the Academy earlier this month, one family added to their generations of public service with CDCR.
The Kubel family attended the Dec. 2 ceremony at the Richard A. McGee Correctional Training Center in Galt to support third-generation Correctional Officer Joshua Kubel. His grandfather, retired Sgt. Richard Kubel, served 30 years at California Men’s Colony (CMC). Michael Kubel, Joshua’s father, is working on his 29th year at CMC and proudly pinned the badge on his son.
When Richard Kubel retired from CDCR in 2000, his grandson Joshua was born. Now Joshua is following in his family’s footsteps.
“I’m not sure how often there have been three generations historically in CDCR, but I would imagine it doesn’t happen very often,” said Michael Kubel. “There was definitely a proud grandpa and dad in attendance on graduation day.”
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