Major Daniel J. Pecha (PMS)

Major Daniel J. Pecha grew up in Omaha, Nebraska where he graduated from Millard South High School in 1993.  He graduated from Bellevue University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  He was commissioned into the United States Army as an Infantry Officer in February 2003 through Officer Candidate School (OCS).  After completing the Infantry Officer Basic Course and Ranger school, the Army assigned him to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division in Fort Drum, New York.  Throughout his time in the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment he served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Battalion Assistant Operations Officer and Company Executive Officer. While serving with 1-87 IN, he deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) IV and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) IV.  Following promotion to Captain, he was assigned to the 1st Armored Training Brigade at Fort Knox, Kentucky where he served as a Basic Combat Training Company Commander and attended the Maneuver Captainís Career Course.  Upon completion of Maneuver Captainís Career Course, he was assigned the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division at Fort Hood, Texas and subsequently Fort Knox, Kentucky.  While assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division he served as a Battalion Operations Officer, Cavalry Troop Commander, Rifle Company Commander and Battalion Rear Detachment Commander.  During this time he deployed in support of OEF VIII/IX.  Prior to promotion to Major, he attended Creighton University and completed his Masterís degree in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution through the Werner Institute.  Upon completion of his Masterís degree and promotion to Major, he was selected for resident Intermediate Level Education (ILE) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.  Once complete with ILE the Army assigned Major Pecha to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas where he completed his Key Developmental time as an Infantry Battalion Executive Officer and Brigade Operations Officer.  Next, MAJ Pecha completed broadening assignments as the Lead Deliberate Planner (J5 shop) for the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa where he deployed to Djibouti, Africa.  Upon return to Fort Riley, MAJ Pecha served as the Deputy Division Operations Officer.  Most recently, Major Pecha served as the Aide to the Commanding General of United States Army Cyber Command at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.  Dan is married to the former Janelle Miller and they have two children:  Caden (8) and Brynn (5).  Danís awards and decorations include the Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, Airborne, Bronze Star Medal w/ 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal w/ 4 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Army Achievement Medal w/ 1 Oak Leaf Cluster.

MSG Jesse J. Andersen

MSG Jesse J. Andersen.

Master Sergeant Jesse Andersen enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1998 as an Infantryman. After completion of Basic Training and Airborne School at Ft. Benning, GA, he was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division in Ft. Bragg, NC. 3 years later MSG Andersen, re-enlisted for duty in Schofield Barracks Hawaii. There he completed multiple schools and deployments all throughout the world. In 2006, MSG Andersen was afforded the opportunity to become a Ranger Instructor and was stationed at the last phase of Ranger School in Florida. Upon completion of this assignment he PCSíd to Ft. Carson, CO where he was a company 1SG, and had the opportunity to serve for 16 months in an Artillery Battalion. MSG Andersen then accepted a change of duty station to Ft. Campbell, KY. There he served again as a1SG until asked to deploy to Afghanistan as the Operations Sergeant Major for a cumulative 18 months. In the fall of 2016, MSG Andersen accepted the rewarding assignment as a Senior Military Instructor at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX. 6 months later in Feb 2017, the U.S. Army approved a move to his hometown of Omaha, NE where he is currently serving at Creighton University. Awards and Decorations includes Airborne, Air Assault, Pathfinder, Jumpmaster, Ranger, Malaysian Tracker, BLC, ALC, SLC, S-ROTC Pre-Command Course, FIFC, Heavy Weapons Leader Course, Combatives Level 2, EO Advisor Course, BSM (2), MSM (3), ARCOM (3), CIB, and EIB. Deployments include:
Kosovo, Ukraine, Thailand, Australia, Iraq, Afghanistan (2). He is currently seeking his Bachelorís in General Studies from American Military University. He is married to the former Amanda Skinner and has 4 Children. Skylar (16), Natalee (14), Rylie (8), Scarlett (7)

MAJ Andrew Jones

MAJ Andrew Jones.

MAJ Andrew Jones enlisted into military service in 1985 as an U. S Air Force Medic serving for 10 years and two campaigns, Operations ďJust CauseĒ and ďDesert StormĒ. In July 1995 he separated from the U.S Air Force to pursue his education. MAJ Jones has conferred his Bachelorís and Masterís Degreeís since separating from active military service in 1995. In January 2007 he entered back into military service attending Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning Georgia, commissioning May 2007 Adjutant General Corps. He was assigned to the 407th Civil Affairs Battalion Arden Hills, Minnesota as a Reserve Officer serving as Battalion S1, Civil Affairs Team Leader, Company Commander and one deployment to Iraq during his five years assigned. MAJ Jones in 2012 was selected for Detailed Inspector General position with the 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Des Moines, Iowa. In July 2015, he was assigned to the 321st Civil Affairs Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas as the S3. August 2018, MAJ Jones was assigned to Creighton University to serve as an Assistant Professor of Military Science and the Executive Officer.

Awards and Decorations include Bronze Star (1), Meritorious Service Medal (1), Army Commendation Medal (1), and the Iraq Campaign Medal. His Military education includes Basic Officer Course, Captain Career Course, Civil Affairs Qualification Course, and Inspector Generalís Course. He is married to his wife Tanya for 17 years and has three Children, Noah, Reece and Turner.

CPT Ben Porath

CPT Ben Porath

CPT Benjamin Porath is the son of Norman and Kathleen Porath of Denton, NE.  He is a 2003 graduate of Schuyler High School.  CPT Porath attended Creighton university where he was commissioned as a 2LT through their Military Science ROTC department after graduation and assigned to 4th BDE, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, KS following the Infantry Officerís initial training pipeline at Fort Benning.  There he was assigned to 2-16 Infantry and served as Rifle Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, and as the Battalion Scout Platoon Leader during their deployment to Bayji, Iraq.  He was then assigned to Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA and served as the Assistant Operations Officer for 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade and as a Company Commander for Fierce Company, 52nd Infantry, the anti-tank company in 4-2 SBCT during their deployment to Panjwaíi, Afghanistan.  CPT Porath was then assigned to Creighton University to serve as Assistant Professor of Military Science.  CPT Porath has a Bachelorís in English and a Masterís of Fine Arts in English.  CPT Porathís awards include the Bronze Star (1 OLC), the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), Iraqi Campaign Medal, and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal.  His badges include the Parachutistís Badge, the Ranger Tab and the Expert Infantrymanís Badge.  His military education includes Infantry Officer Basic Course, Ranger School, Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leaderís Course, and the Maneuver Captainís Career Course.  He is married to the former Kimberly Rottenberg of Red Bluff, CA.  They have a two-year old son, Levi, and two Labradors, Biscuit and Reba. 

SFC David M Reyes

SFC David M Reyes

Sergeant First Class David Reyes joined the Army in August 2004 and completed Basic and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma to become a Multiple Launch Rocket System Artilleryman. His leadership positions have included Route Clearance Team Leader/Squad Leader, HIMARS Gunner, HIMARS Section Chief, Ammunition Section Chief, Support Platoon Sergeant, and HIMARS Fires Platoon Sergeant. He has led Soldiers during multiple combat deployments during his career. His first being Iraq in 07-08 serving as a Radar Operator NCO and Convoy Security Gunner. He then deployed to Afghanistan in 09-10 as a Route Clearance Team Leader and Truck Commander in support of Regional Command South. SFC Reyes led his team on over 100 Route clearance patrols interrogating and destroying any IEDs/UXOs found on coalition used routes. He has also deployed to Camp Buehring Kuwait as a HIMARS Section Chief and Camp Redleg United Arab Emirates as a HIMARS Fires Platoon Sergeant. SFC Reyes has served in the following assignments: MLRS Driver/Gunner, 1-33 Field Artillery Battalion Bamberg, Germany; MLRS Gunner, 2-4 Field Artillery Battalion Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Radar Operator, H 26 Field Artillery Fort Sill, Oklahoma; HIMARS Section Chief, 1-14 Field Artillery Battalion Fort Sill, Oklahoma; HIMARS Support and Fires Platoon Sergeant, 5-3 Field Artillery Battalion Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; Currently at Creighton University where he serves as the S3 NCOIC and Military Science Instructor. SFC Reyes military education include Air Assault Course, Combatives Level 1, Basic Leaders Course (Commandants List), Advanced Leaders Course (Distinguished Honor Graduate), and the Senior Leaders Course (Commandants List). SFC Reyes awards and decorations include Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (4th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal (1 Stars), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 Stars), Global War On Terror Service and Expeditionary Medals, Humanitarian Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3rd Award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (5th Award), NATO Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, and the Valorous Unit Citation. SFC Reyes has also been awarded the Combat Action Badge and Air Assault Badge. SFC Reyes is married to the former Anna-Maria Wuensche of Bamberg, Germany.

Mr. Steve Stimson (Human Resource Administrator)

Steve Stimson

Mr. Todd Frerichs (Recruiting Operations Officer)

Todd Frerichs