Elected to Nebraska Legislature: 2016
Born Aug. 6, 1958, in Casper, Wyo.
Education: Graduate of Gordon High School, 1977; Doane College (B.A.), 1984; Army War College, 2006.
Military service: U.S. Army, 1977-2014.
Family: Married Kelli M. Young, Nov. 24, 1984; two children: Travis J. Brewer and Kalee M. Boden.
Occupation: Retired military
Former: Helicopter pilot
Member: American Legion; VFW; Military Order of the Purple Heart.
Honors and awards: Secretary of Defense Medal for the Defense of Freedom; Purple Heart (twice); Bronze Star.