Hall of Fame

pershingGeneral John J. Pershing

Inducted May of 1997
Professor of Military Science 1891-1895

General Pershing was born in Laclede, Missouri, in 1860. He graduated and received his commission from the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. He furthered his education by receiving a law degree from the University of Nebraska. General Pershing served in many wars, including the Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Islands, and as commander of a punitive raid against Pancho Villa.

From 1891 to 1895, General Pershing was the Professor of Military Science at the University of Nebraska. General Pershing created the Society of Pershing Rifles at the University of Nebraska, which has grown into an active national organization.

Ultimately, General Pershing was the commander of the U.S. Army American Expeditionary Force in Europe during World War I.

Military Career Accomplishments
  • U.S. Army Chief of Staff 1921-1924
  • General of the Armies of the United States 1919
  • Commander of American Expeditionary Forces in World War I 1917-1919
  • Commander of the 8th Infantry Brigade 1914-1916
  • Promoted to Brigadier General in September 1906
  • Military Attache to Japan 1905-1906
  • Instructor of Tactics, United States Military Academy 1897-1899

jackmanBrigadier General Galen B. Jackman

Inducted March of 2001
Class of 1973

General Jackman graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and received his commission at the University of Nebraska in 1973. He furthered his education by receiving a Master of Science in Acquisition and Contract Management. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

General Jackman began his career in the Army as a rifle platoon leader, anti-tank platoon leader, company executive officer, and battalion adjutant at the 82nd Airborne Division in North Carolina. Next, he served as a rifle company commander, battalion S4 and S3 at the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii. Later, he was Procurement Officer, Squadron Executive Officer, and Squadron Commander in 1st Special Forces Operation Detachment - Delta.

Career Accomplishments
  • Command of the 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division
  • Command of the 2nd Brigade, 7th Infantry Division
  • Command of Ranger Training Brigade at Fort Benning
  • Director of Combined Arms and Tactics at US Army Infantry School
  • Deputy J3 for Training and Readiness at US Pacific Command, Hawaii
  • Assistant Division Commander, 10th Mountain Division

bereuterCongressman Doug Bereuter

Inducted May of 1998
Class of 1961

Congressman Bereuter was born in York, Nebraska, and grew up in Utica, Nebraska. During Doug's undergraduate career, he was a member of the Army ROTC program. He left the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1961 as a distinguished military graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He furthered his education by receiving two master's degrees from Harvard University.

Congressman Bereuter served in the Army Intelligence and Security Branch, assigned to the 1st Infantry Division from 1963 to 1965. In November of 1978, he was elected to the 96th Congress from the First Congressional District of Nebraska and served 13 consecutive terms. He resigned on August 31, 2004, to become president of The Asia Foundation.

Career Accomplishments
  • Committee on Banking and Financial Services (1981 - 2004)
  • Vice-Chair Committee in International Relations (1995 - 2000)
  • Chairman, U.S. House Delegation to the North Atlantic Assembly (1995 -1999)
  • Select Committee on Intelligence (1989-1994)
  • Presidential Appointee to the 42nd General Assembly of the United Nations (1987)
  • Senator, Nebraska Legislature (1974-1978)
  • Associate Professor of Planning, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1971-1973)

Charles E. Greene

Inducted May of 1999
Class of 1967

Charles Greene, a world-class athlete, and a retired military officer, received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees at the University of Nebraska in 1967 and 1977. While at the University, Charles won Big Eight conference outdoor titles in the 100 and 200-meter dashes in 1965, 1966, and 1967. He also won indoor titles in the 60-meter dash in 1965 and 1967.

Charles became a member of the 1968 United States Olympic Team following his graduation from the University. He won a bronze medal in the 100-meter dash and a gold medal in the 400-meter relay. He has been honored in various capacities, including induction into the National USA Track & Field Hall of Fame.

Charles entered the Army and retired with the rank of Major. Among his assignments were Chief of Military Personnel, Fort Mead, Maryland, and Chief of Protocol, U.S. Military Academy, New York.

Career Accomplishments
  • Assistant Manager and Relay Coach, USA Men's Track & Field Olympic Team (1996)
  • Inductee, University of Nebraska Track & Field Hall of Fame (1994)
  • Member of USA Olympic Committee, Team Support, Korea Olympic Games (1988)
  • Director of Summer Sports, Special Olympics International (1989-1996)
  • Distinguished Military Career (1969-1989)

Colonel (Ret.) Carl R. Yost

Inducted March of 2001
Class of 1938
Professor of Military Science 1965

Colonel (Ret.) Carl R. Yost graduated and received his commission at the University of Nebraska in 1938. He furthered his education by receiving his Master's degree from the University of Michigan in 1950.

Colonel Yost began his career in 1941 as a first lieutenant in the infantry at the Kansas City Quartermaster Depot. In January 1942, he was transferred to the Pacific theatre, where he served for 44 months continuously. By the end of World War II, he had earned the rank of LT COL in Quartermaster Corps stationed at the Tinian Marianas Island Group. His assignments included the Pentagon, Teheran Iran, Carlisle Barracks PA, and Heidelburg Germany. Colonel Yost's military career culminated as the Professor of Military Science at the University of Nebraska.

Upon his retirement from the Army in 1966, Colonel Yost was appointed as the Comptroller of the University of Nebraska, serving in this position for seven years.

The Carl R. Yost memorial scholarship was created to commemorate Colonel Yost. The scholarship benefits selected UNL Army ROTC cadets.

Career Accomplishments
  • Pacific Theatre World War II
  • Graduate U.S. Army War College
  • Awarded the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star Medal
  • Comptroller - University of Nebraska 1966-1972

flohrBrigadier General Steven W. Flohr

Inducted March of 2002
Class of 1971

General Flohr graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and received his commission at the University of Nebraska in 1971. He furthered his education at the Florida Institute of Technology, receiving a Master's Degree in Logistics Management. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Defense Systems Management College, and the U.S. Army War College.

General Flohr began his Army career as an Ordnance Officer in 1972 and served as a Mechanical Engineer for the National Range Operations, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

Subsequent assignments include Platoon Leader, S-4, Company Commander, and Forward Area Support Coordinator. General Flohr's education and expertise in missile systems led to numerous assignments relating to that area. The culmination of General Flohr's career was his assignment as Commanding General of the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range.

General Flohr retired from active duty in January 2002 and moved to Alabama to continue his career in the civilian industry.

Career Accomplishments
  • Forward Area Support Coordinator, Division Support Command, 7th Infantry Division, Fort Ord, California
  • Product Manager, Improved Army Tactical Missile System, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
  • Project Manager, Multiple Launch Rocket System, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
  • Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Huntsville, Alabama
  • Commanding General, U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range, White Sands, New Mexico

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