Biography

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.