Embassy Suites - La Vista Conference Center 12520 Westport Parkway La Vista, NE 68128 Doors open at 5 p.m. Program begins at 6:00 p.m. Dinner at 6:15 p.m.
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(Registration to close at capacity. Table assignments will be given upon check-in at the event.)
2018 Guest Speaker...
Major General Jon A. Jensen The Adjutant General, Minnesota
Major General Jon A. Jensen assumed duties as the Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard on November 1, 2017. MG Jensen earned his commission in 1989 from the United States Army Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia.
Upon commissioning, he served in a variety of command and staff positions in both the Iowa and Minnesota Army National Guard. He has commanded at all levels of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division including the 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team and his most recent assignment as Commanding General of the 34th Infantry Division.
MG Jensen has also served as Deputy Commanding General, United States Army Africa and Southern European Task Force, Minnesota National Guard Director of the Joint Staff and Assistant Adjutant General - Army. MG Jensen has deployed in support of Operation Desert Spring (Kuwait), Operation Joint Forge (Bosnia-Herzegovina) and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
2018 Emcee for our event...
Captain Mark Dreiling, United States Air Force, retired, and is currently the Chief of Staff for Congressman Don Bacon.
Prior to retirement, Captain Dreiling was the Test Director for the Family of Advanced Beyond-Line-Of-Sight Communication Terminals. He spent most his career working in missile warning. He is a former Chief of Operations Training and a certified Missile Warning Crew Commander with over 3000 error free hours of operations, having led multinational 16-person missile warning crews consisting of U.S. Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force, and Royal Air Force personnel.
Before serving in the Armed Forces, he worked for State Senator Mark Quandahl and State Senator Pam Brown in the Nebraska Legislature. He is a recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal. He is a member of the Papillion La Vista Schools Hall of Fame and he has been honored with the Nebraska Alumni Association’s oldest recognition – the Distinguished Service Award.