Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

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Honored Military Alumni

Brian Gnewuch
Brian Gnewuch Class of 1979
Air Force, 4 Years
Stationed at March Air Force Base Regional Hospital near Riverside, California Bioenvironmental Engineering Technician Active Duty: Served December 1984 through December 1988
Brian J. Schlote
Brian J. Schlote Class of 1991
National Guard, 2 Years
I was in the Nebraska Army National Guard from April 1990-March 1992. I did Basic Combat Training at FT Bliss (El Paso, TX) in 1990& Advanced Individual Training at FT Sam Houston (San Antonio, TX) in 1991. I was Split Option. I was assigned to HHC 1-134th INF (M) in Omaha and was attached to CO B 1-134th INF (M) in Norfolk. I was a 91A Basic Combat Medic.
Brian J. Schlote
Brian J. Schlote Class of 1991
Army, 4 Years
After serving for nearly 2 years in the Nebraska Army National Guard, I switched to the US Army. From March 1992-April 1994 I was stationed at McCully Barracks (Wackernheim, Germany) at 5-3 ADA working at the Battalion Aid Station. From April 1994-March 1996 I was stationed at FT Sill (Lawton, OK) working at Reynolds Army Community Hospital first at Family Practice #1 and later in the Ambulance Section all as a 91A/91B Basic Combat Medic/NREMT-B.
Brianna Kaye Schaffer
Brianna Kaye Schaffer Class of 2009
Army Reserves, 5 Years
MOS:92F/91J
Brianna Kaye Udell
Brianna Kaye Udell Class of 2009
Army Reserves, 1 Years
Job is 63/91J-Quartermaster & Chemical Equipment Repairer
Clinton Pendergast
Clinton Pendergast Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years
I graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering and was commissioned into the Army Corps of Engineers branch through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Reserve Officers Training program in 1986. I am currently serving as the Deputy Commander TAD (Fwd), USACE, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. I provide design; construction execution and related engineering services in support of CENTCOM designated activities. My past assignments include: Fort Wainwright, Alaska as a Vertical Platoon Leader in the 47th Engineer Company (Combat Heavy); Executive Officer in B Company; Assault & Barrier Platoon Leader/HHC XO, and Assistant S3 in the 6th Engineer BN, 6th ID (Light). Follow on assignments included Assistant Division Engineer Staff Officer and Company Commander, 299th EN BN, 4th ID(M), Fort Carson, CO. Company Commander, 567th Separate Engineer Company (Light)(ABN), Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Observer/Controller, Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, LA. Installation Management Division Chief, Office of the Program Manager, Saudi Arabia National Guard (OPM-SANG), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Battalion Executive Officer 10th Engineer BN; Brigade Operations Officer Engineer BDE; and Deputy Commander 4th Armor BCT, 3rd ID (M), Fort Stewart, GA. Battalion Commander, Base Support Battalion-North, Area Support Group-Kuwait, Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Deputy Commander Area Support Group-Kuwait, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. I am a graduate of the Engineer BN Officer Pre-Command Course; Army Management Staff College; Command and General Staff Officer Course; Combined Arms and Services Staff School; Engineer Officer Basic & Advance Courses; NBC Officer Course; Ranger School; Sapper Leader Course; Jump Master Course; Airborne Course; Air Assault Course. I also received a Master’s Degree in Program Planning and Adult Education from Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Decorations and medals include: The Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf cluster, Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Superior Unit Award, National Defense Service Ribbon with bronze service star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon with numeral five, and the De Fluery Medal, the United States Army Engineer Association. Combat Action Badge, Ranger Tab, Sapper Tab, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge.
James M. Nelson
James M. Nelson Class of 1961
Air Force, 4 Years
Warehouse man and supple
Kayne Daudt
Kayne Daudt Class of 2012
Army, 3 Years
Has served in Korea and currently in Washington
Larry M Wiegert Jr
Larry M Wiegert Jr Class of 1986
Army, 20+ Years
Accomplished Senior Noncommissioned Officer with 22 years of diverse military experience in combat arms and the military intelligence corps.
Raymond E. Hayes
Raymond E. Hayes Class of 1960
Army, 2 Years
chaplains asst.
Rodger  Schumacher
Rodger Schumacher Class of 1953
Air Force, 4 Years
Air Traffic Controller
Ron Jensen
Ron Jensen Class of 1980
National Guard, 9 Years
9 total years, 3 years active duty
Travis Jelinek
Travis Jelinek Class of 2003
Army, 4 Years
Joined army February 2005 currently in the National Guard serving a full time position up in Fort Greely, AK. Scheduled to be back to Nebraska in July when my tour is up here.

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Rodger Schumacher
Class of '53

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