Major Daniel Behn
Assistant Professor of Military Science
Battalion Executive Officer
Nebraska Army National Guard
Major Daniel Behn was born in Kearney, Nebraska on November 6, 1963. He graduated high school at North Platte High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University. Major Behn started his military career as an enlisted member of the 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas. His other previous duty assignments were with the 372nd Engineer Group and 3rd Corps Support Command in the Army Reserves, the 67th ASG, 1075th Transportation Company and 734th Transportation Battalion with the Nebraska Army National Guard.
Major Behn's awards include: Army Commendation Medal (3 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with M and Silver Hour Glass Device), Humanitarian Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Nebraska National Guard Service Medal (with M Device), Nebraska National Guard Individual Achievement Medal, Louisiana Emergency Service Medal.
Major Behn and his wife Jan have two daughters. The Behn's live in Hickman, Nebraska.
Ms. Cindy Stockamp
Assistant Professor of Military Science
Cindy Stockamp was born in Fremont, Nebraska on August 9, 1979. She graduated high school from Scribner-Snyder Community Schools in 1997 and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Oklahoma at Norman. Ms. Stockamp was commissioned as an Engineer Officer through the University of Oklahoma’s Army ROTC program and was assigned as a junior platoon evaluator for the Leadership Development Advanced Course at Fort Lewis, WA prior to attending her officer basic course at Ft Leonard Wood, Missouri.
Upon completion of the Engineer Officer Basic Course in 2002, Ms. Stockamp was assigned to the 84th Engineers Combat Battalion (Heavy) at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii and served as a platoon leader for 2nd Platoon Alpha Company, 1st Platoon Bravo Company, and Quarry Platoon 227th Engineer Company as well as the Assistant Battalion S-4 (Supply Officer) and the Assistant Battalion Operations Officer. While with the 84th ECB (H), She was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraq Freedom from January 2004 to January 2005. After returning from deployment she separated from active duty and joined the United States Army Reserve.
In January 2006, Ms. Stockamp was assigned as the Battalion S-4 for the 530th Military Police Battalion in Omaha, Nebraska. In October 2006, she received orders to attend the Civil Affairs Qualification Course at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and subsequently deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from March 2007 to March 2008 as a Civil Affairs Civic Action Team Leader and as Assistant Brigade Civil Military Operations Officer (S-9).
Upon completion of her deployment she returned to the 530th Military Police Battalion and served as the Executive Officer for its 439th Military Police Detachment until February 2009 when she took command of the 486th Civil Affairs Battalion Head Quarters Company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The company deployed to Iraq in support of OIF from October 2010 to October 2011.
Ms. Stockamp’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2OLC), Army Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal (w/1 star), Iraq Campaign Medal (w/ 3 stars), Global War on Terror Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (w/ M), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (w/2 numeral), NATO medal, Combat Action Badge.
Ms. Stockamp currently serves as a Captain in the US Army Reserve.
Master Sergeant John Williams
Senior Military Science Instructor
Active Duty United States Army
MSG John F. Williams is a native of Charlotte, N.C. MSG Williams enlisted in the Army in 1992. He attended Basic Combat Training and One Station Unit Training at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. After completion of training he was awarded the George S. Patton outstanding graduate as a Cavalry Trooper with Military Occupational Specialty 19D, US Cavalry Scout.
MSG Williams' assignments and positions throughout his military career: Scout dismount; Scout Gunner, HHC 4-23 INF Ft Lewis WA; Scout Squad leader and Gunner, HHC 2AD (FWD) Garstadt, Germany; Scout Squad Leader and Section Leader, HHC 3-68AR Ft Carson CO; Scout Section Leader and Senior Scout, Ft Hood, TX; Scout Section Leader and Scout Platoon Sergeant, Eagle Troop 3-17 Cav and E Troop 1st Cav, Ft Wainwright AK; Senior Drill Sergeant and First Sergeant, D Troop 5-15 Cav, Ft Knox Ky; Heavy Scout Platoon Sergeant, Bandit Troop 1-1 Cav and First Sergeant, Bandit Troop 1-1 Cav, Budingen Germany; TCMFCS C4ISR NCOIC, Huntington Beach, CA; First Sergeant HHT 1-91 Cav (ABN) and Anvil Troop 191 Cav (ABN), Schweinfurt, Germany.
Military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service (3OLC), Army Commendation Medal (7OLC), Army Achievement Medal (5OLC), Good Conduct Medal (6th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asian Medal (3bronze stars), Afghan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (w/3 numeral), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (w/5 numeral), NATO medal, Multinational Force and Observer Medal; Kuwaiti Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwaiti Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Driver Badge (Wheeled), Air Assault Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Airborne Jumpmaster Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, Combat Action Badge, German Army Parachute Badge (Silver), German Bronze Sports Badge.
MSG Williams’ military schools and courses include the M901 ITV Gunners Course; Basic Airborne School; Combat Lifesaver Course; Air Assault Course; Special Forces Infantry Leader Course; Total Army Retention Course; FBCB2 6.4 Course; Unit Movement Officer Course; Instructor Training Course; Primary Leadership Development Course; Equal Opportunity Representative Course; Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course; Advance Noncommissioned Course; Airborne Jumpmaster Course; Drill Sergeant School; Germany Head start Course.
MSG Williams is a lifetime member of the 82nd All American Airborne Division Association. He is also a member of the 173rd ABCT Association; U.S. Cavalry and Armor Association and he has been awarded the Bronze Medallion of the Order of St. George and Gold Cavalry Combat Spurs. He has an degree in History from Appalachian State University, Boone N.C.
Sergeant First Class Victor Alves
Military Science Instructor
Active Duty United States Army
Sergeant First Class Victor Alves was born in Belleville, New Jersey on April 14, 1974. SFC Alves graduated from Kearny High School in Kearny, New Jersey, in 1992.
Sergeant First Class Alves attended Basic Combat Training and One Stop Unit Training at Fort Benning, Georgia, in October 1994, receiving a MOS of 11B Infantryman. In February of 1995, SFC Alves reported to 1-8 INF, Fort Carson, Colorado. Other units SFC Alves has served with are 2-2 INF, Vilseck, Germany (1996-1998), 1-8 INF Fort Carson, CO (1998-2001), 2-2 INF Vilseck, Germany (2001-2002) Special Forces Qualification Course Fort Bragg, NC (2002-2003), 1-16 INF Fort Riley, KS ( 2003-2012).
Sergeant First Class Alves has held the positions of Rifleman, Automatic Rifleman, M60 gunner/ assistant gunner, M203 Gunner, RTO, Rifle Squad Team Leader, Rifle Squad Leader, Weapons Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, and Platoon Leader.
Sergeant First Class Alves has deployed on several Operations. In 1997 he deployed to Bosnia as part of IFOR/SFOR. In 2003 SFC Alves deployed to Iraq in Operation Iraqi Freedom I, and deployed to Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom.
Sergeant First Class Alves is a graduate of the Basic Instructor Course, Combat Life Savers Course, Pathfinder School, Warrior Leaders Course, Advance Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, HAZMAT Course, Level I and II Combatives Instructor, Airborne School, Emergency Medical Technician Course, and Unit Prevention Leaders Course.
His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal 5th Award, National Defense Service Medal 2nd Award, Army Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, NCOPDR 3rd Award, Over Seas Ribbon 4th Award, and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, NATO Medal 2nd Award.
BADGES: Expert Infantryman Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, Airborne Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Wheeled Drivers Badge.
Ms. Kristine Hart
Human Resources Assistant
Retired Nebraska Air National Guard
Ms. Kris Hart keeps the cadets records, manages Army forms, schedules physicals, and ensures contracted and scholarship cadets receive their monthly stipends. Kris retired from the Nebraska Air National Guard after 20 years as an airplane mechanic. Kris has been with UNL Army ROTC for 20 years. She's an avid fan of the Lincoln Stars' hockey team and attends every Nebraska Huskers home football game.
Mr. Michael Valery
Retired U.S. Army
Mr. Michael Valery (Master Sergeant, United States Army Retired) is a native of Baton Rouge, LA. He enlisted in the Army in 1981. He attended Basic Combat Training at Ft. Jackson, SC and Military Occupational Specialty Training (MOS) at Ft. Lee, VA. Upon completion of training, he was awarded the MOS 76C, now 92A, Automated Logistical Specialist.
Military awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (2 Awards), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (8 Awards), Army Lapel Button, Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal (5 Awards), National Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer’s Professional Development Ribbon With Numeral 2, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (5th Award) and the Driver and Mechanic Badge with Driver-Bar.
Mr. Valery’s military schools and courses include Automated Logistical Specialist Advanced Course, Physical Security Basic Course, Unit Level Logistical System Course, Company Trainers Course, ATRRS Basic Operator Course, USAR Logistics Management Course, Unit Supply Specialist Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, and Primary Leadership Development Course.
Mr. Valery and his wife Yvette have four children, two sons and two daughters. The Valery’s live in Bellevue, Nebraska.