Biography

Elected to Nebraska Legislature: 2018

Born Feb. 26, 1959, in Creighton. Graduate of Creighton Community High School, 1977; University of Nebraska-Lincoln (B.S. in natural resources), 1985.

Military service: U.S. Air Force (1977-81); fireman, Nebraska Air National Guard (1982-85); helicopter pilot, Nebraska Army National Guard (1987-2017).

Family: Married Donna Ann Rosen, Oct. 3, 1987; three children: Brent, Megan and Jessica.

Former: Nebraska Army National Guard chief warrant officer, retired; Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Member: Creighton Community High School Board of Education; VFW Post 1151 (commander); American Legion Post 74; cemetery board, St. Ludger Catholic Church.

Honors and awards: numerous military decorations, medals, badges, citations and campaign ribbons, including: Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Air Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Meritorious Unit Commendation; Army Service Ribbon; Master Aviator Badge; Humanitarian Service Medal.