Officers

Officers

President Matthew GallowayMatthew Galloway

Major: Nursing
Class Standing: Sophomore
Branch of Service: Navy
Component: Reserve
Currently Serving: No

What did you do in the military? Where were you stationed?

How are you serving other veterans?

Any other information you want to share?



Vice-President Joshua EllerJoshua Eller

Major: Business Administration
Class Standing: Senior
Branch of Service: Army
Component: Active/Reserve
Currently Serving: No

What did you do in the military? Where were you stationed?

My main job in the Army was 42A which is Human Resource Specialist. I mostly performed administrative jobs such as promotion, discharge, awards, change of station, etc. It was a great job to help the soldier with anything they need and to make their life a little bit easier. I deployed to Task Force Sinai during Operation Enduring Freedom, which was a peace keeping mission the first half, and in the second half our mission changed because of the Arab Spring.

How are you serving other veterans?

I am serving other veterans by remaining knowledgeable of their benefits and setting up social networking events to get to know each other and keep a life long bond. I also work with Save-A-Vet to provide free housing for homeless veterans.



Secretary Jesus ArteagaJesus Arteaga

Major: Public Health
Class Standing: Junior
Branch of Service: Navy
Component: Active
Currently Serving: No

What did you do in the military? Where were you stationed?

How are you serving other veterans?

Any other information you want to share?



Treasurer Cameron KasmarCameron Kasmar

Major: Finance
Class Standing: Sophomore
Branch of Service: Marines
Component: Active
Currently Serving: No

What did you do in the military? Where were you stationed?

I was stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC for all 5 years of my contract as a 5811 Field Military Police, and then in 2012 sent to garrison side PMO at New River Air Station, NC. I did two tours in Afghanistan attached to 2/3 and later 3/4 in 2009, and then 1/9 in 2011 as an advisor to the Afghan National Police and Army.

How are you serving other veterans?

I serve other veterans by essentially continuing the esprit de corps I acquired in the Marines each day now as a civilian. Not in the sense of that motivated 1st Sgt. we all know, but meaning the camaraderie and brotherhood we all share as service members to our country. I befriend and encourage every veteran I meet on campus to join our university's Veterans Association, to network with other veterans, and to strengthen that bond of brotherhood that is so characteristic of those who have served.



Sergeant-at-Arms Luke OrtegelLuke Ortegel

Major: Biology (Pre-Med)
Class Standing: Sophomore
Branch of Service: Army
Component: National Guard
Currently Serving: Yes

What did you do in the military? Where were you stationed?

I was a combat medic stationed at Ft. Stewart, GA. I deployed to Afghanistan where I served as the medic for a provincial SFAAT team.

How are you serving other veterans?

I hope to use my experience to help other veterans transition back to civilian life and to promote veteran causes on campus.

Any other information you want to share?

I am working to become a medical doctor after NIU.