Kansas Alpha – Kansas
Dr. Thomas S. Helling ‘66 served in the Army Medical Corps from 1991- 2000, receiving an honorable discharge at the rank of lieutenant colonel. He completed various Army schools, including the Combat Casualty Care Course, Advanced Officer School, plus Command and General Staff College.
Minnesota Beta – Minnesota
Dana J. Iffert ‘89 served in the U.S. Army from 1986-92, achieving the rank of specialist. During his tour of duty, he earned the Army Achievement Medal, National Guard Achievement Medal and Recruiting Medal.
Maxwell R. Nelson ‘19 served in the Navy ROTC at Minnesota and was commissioned May 21, 2023, as an ensign and student naval aviator. Brother Nelson was accepted for a master’s program at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Upon completion, he will head to Florida for flight training. Garret B. Hintze ‘21 also was commissioned May 21, 2023, as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Mississippi Alpha – Ole Miss
Kyle Serrett ‘16 is currently serving in the U.S. Navy, has been deployed to the South China Sea and has achieved the rank of lieutenant, junior grade. Brother Serrett plans to serve until 2026.
Nebraska Beta – Creighton
Dr. Paul Schleier ‘74 served in the U.S. Navy, Air Force from 1988-2016, achieving the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was deployed to the First Gulf War, War on Iraq and to Guantanamo Bay. Brother Schleier was recognized with multiple medals and commendations, including: Meritorious Service Medal-3, Air Force Commendation Medal-3, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal-2, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Battle V for Valor under Combat or Direct Combat Support, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia).
Ohio Zeta – Bowling Green
Barry M. Pleska ’70 served in the U.S. Army from 1972-74. Brother Pleska enlisted in the delayed entry program, where his assignment was to the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps as an S-1/Personnel Services staff member of Headquarters, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He achieved the rank of Army specialist 4 and served as an acting sergeant. During the final seven years of his professional career, Brother Pleska served the United States military as his organization’s quality engineering liaison to: The U.S. Department of Defense/Defense Contract Management Agency; Lockheed-Martin Corporation; Sikorsky Aircraft; and The Boeing Company, supporting a variety of aircraft.
Haldon C. Dick ‘55 served in the U.S. Army National Guard from 1959-65 and achieved the rank of an E-5 sergeant. He was not called up during his enlistment but spent three years in an infantry unit, Fremont Company B, where he served as a company clerk.
Pennsylvania Beta – Allegheny
Ethan Junkin ‘21 is a cadet with the ROTC with plans to serve until 2030. He was recognized at PennWest Edinboro as an Army ROTC Corps Commander.