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Jamie Peer portrait
  LTC Jamie Peer

Professor of Military Science
Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jamie Peer is the 63rd Professor of Military Science. LTC Peer, her husband Mark (also an Active Duty Major), and their three daughters Lori, Katie and Hailey have spent the majority of their time as a family in the great state of Kansas. LTC Peer is a proud graduate of the Army ROTC program at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in History. She also holds a Master of Science Degree in Adult, Occupational, and Continuing Education from Kansas State. LTC Peer is branched Army Adjutant General Corps (Human Resources). LTC Peer originally enlisted in the Active Army in 1996, and served at Fort Riley, Kansas for three years where she received an Army Green to Gold ROTC Scholarship. Upon graduation in May 2002, she commissioned and was stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas where she served with the 24th Infantry Division, until the 1st Infantry Division returned from Germany to make its home, once again, at Fort Riley, Kansas. LTC Peer’s assignments include Chief of Enlisted Strength Management, G1; Personnel Detachment Executive Officer; Rear Detachment Commander; Sustainment Brigade S1; Deputy Secretary of the General Staff, each at Fort Riley, Kansas. LTC Peer deployed in July 2009 – July 2010 to Kabul, Afghanistan where she served in the NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan / Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan as a Deputy Chief of Personnel. Upon her return, she served as the Officer Strength Manager at the Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and in 2012, her family was reassigned to Fort Polk, Louisiana where she served at the Joint Readiness Training Center Operations Group (OPS GRP) as the OPS GRP S1. In June 2015, LTC Peer returned to the 1st Infantry Division where she served as the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team Brigade S1, and finally as the 1st Infantry Division Rear Detachment G1. LTC Peer’s military awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (3rd Oak Leaf Cluster), and the Army Commendation Medal and the Army Achievement Medal (3rd Oaf Leaf Cluster). LTC Peer can be reached at jpeer2@unl.edu or at 402-472-4268.

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Senior Military Instructor
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Major Rick Helton
 
Executive Officer

Major (MAJ) Rick B. Helton is the Executive Officer and Assistant Professor of Military Science.  He began his Army career in 1994 by enlisting as an Infantryman and serving his enlistment in Panama, Central America.  MAJ Helton is a graduate of the Florida State University (Seminole Battalion) Army ROTC program, Tallahassee, Florida where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminology/Criminal Justice.  MAJ Helton also holds a Master of Arts in Strategic Security Studies from the National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, DC.  MAJ Helton is branched Field Artillery.  From 2003 – 2007, MAJ Helton was stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado with 3rd BDE, 4th ID where he served as a Fire Support Officer, Battery Fire Direction Officer, Platoon Leader, and Company XO.  From 2007 – 2011, MAJ Helton was stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington with 3rd BDE, 2nd ID where he served as a Battalion Fire Control Officer, Assistant S3, Battalion Fire Support Officer, and Battery Commander.  From 2011 – 2013, MAJ Helton was stationed at Fort Dix, New Jersey with the 72nd FA BDE as an OC/T for AC/RC Training and the Demobilization Branch Chief.  From 2013 – 2018 MAJ Helton was station at the Pentagon where he served on various Department of the Army G-3/5/7 staffs and was simultaneously a member of the Afghanistan/Pakistan Hands Program.  MAJ Helton has two combat tours to Iraq, one operational tour as a United Nations Military Observer to Liberia, West Africa and two combat tours to Afghanistan with the Special Operations Joint Task Force.  MAJ Helton is a graduate of the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, the Field Artillery Captain’s Career Course, the Command and General Staff College, and Air Assault School.  His military awards include the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (w/ Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (w/ Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Service Commendation Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal (w/ 3rd Oak Leaf Cluster).  MAJ Helton originally hails from West Palm Beach, Florida.  He is married to Sherry S. Helton and they have four young sons – Matthew, Collin, Benjamin, and George.  MAJ Helton may be reached at rhelton2@unl.edu or 402-472-2468.


  
 Major Dan Fritz 
Assistant Prof. of Military Science

Major (MAJ) Daniel Fritz is the son of Lyle and Noala Fritz of Verdon, NE. He is a 2003 graduate of Dawson-Verdon High School. Upon graduation MAJ Fritz attended the United States Military Academy Preparatory School for one year at Fort Monmouth, NJ.  He then attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. He graduated in 2008 earning a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Geography, and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry.

 After graduating from the Military Academy, MAJ Fritz was assigned to Fort Benning, GA. There he attended the Basic Officers Leader Course and the Infantry Officer Basic Course achieving Commandant’s List for both courses. He then attended Ranger School, graduating on July 17th, 2009.

 MAJ Fritz was then assigned to 4th Armor Brigade Combat Team 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, TX. There he served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Scout Platoon Leader, and Headquarters Company Executive Officer from July 2009 to May 2012. After returning from the unit’s 12 month deployment to Iraq, MAJ Fritz attended the Maneuver Captain’s Career Course. He again achieved Commandant’s list, graduating in November 2012.

 MAJ Fritz was assigned to 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, KS, where he has served as an S1 OIC and Operations Officer from December 2012 until January 2014, at which time MAJ Fritz took command of Charlie Company, 2-16 Infantry.  He led Charlie Company through training and a nine month deployment to the Horn of Africa. 

 After a successful command he was assigned as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at Cr