Gerritt S. Schellin, son of Stephen and DeeAnn Schellin, Heidelberg, Germany, and grandson of Mrs. Gary Walters and Roy and Lucille Schellin, Brainerd, recently graduated with a bachelor of music degree and electives in the Field of Military Science from Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill. The commissioning and pinning ceremonies were held by the Dept. of Military Science in the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College. He was commissioned into the United States Army as second lieutenant by LTC Scott Buhmann. The pinning of his Insignia was done by Stephen and Roy Schellin. He has been assigned to the Aviation Branch and will attend Officers Basic Course and Flight School at Fort Rucker, Ala.
Jeff Benson, son of Jerry and Liz Benson, Baxter, was recently promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the Navy. He is a Naval Aviator and flies the SH-60B Seahawk Helicopter. He recently finished up a tour as a flight instructor in Mayport, Fla. He is currently the Air Operations Officer for Destroyer Squadron 14, and is in charge of all aviation detachments for eight of the Navy's finest warships.
Lieutenant Colonel Keith R. Keller, son of Dick and Florence Keller, Baxter, will assume the duties of U.S. Air Attache to Austria and Slovenia in June. He has been stationed at the Pentagon since 1999 with the Defense Intelligence Agency as a Defense Foreign Liaison Officer.
Scott A. Lemm, son of Rebecca K. Buchman, Staples, has joined the United States Army Reserve under the Delayed Training Program. He will report for basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.
Kelly J. Feia, daughter of Phyllis C. and Gerald C. Feia, Little Falls, has joined the United States Army Reserve under the Delayed Training Program. She will report for basic training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Army National Guard Pvt. Erik S. Lindroth, son of Diane L. and Gary W. Lindroth, Brainerd, has arrived at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Ala., to complete the test, measurement and diagnostic equipment maintenance support specialist advanced individual training course.
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Renae Brosam, daughter of Roland and Annette Mills, Brainerd, has retired from the Air Force after 20 years of military service. Prior to retiring, she was a joint information management supervisor assigned to Headquarters, Alaskan Command, Anchorage.
Timothy J. Kummet, son of James and Janice Kummet, Pierz, recently graduated from the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Candidate School (WOCS) at Fort Rucker, Daleville, Ala., and has been appointed to the rank of warrant officer one. Kummet, a utilities operation and maintenance technician.
Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Clayton C. Barg, son of William E. and Shirley L. Barg, Pillager, has received the U.S. Marine Corps Martial Arts Program tan belt. The Marine program belt system is comparable to other martial art programs. It is a graded progression from basic to advanced skills in fighting techniques. The type of belt and colors were selected to be unique to the Marine Corps and are part of their distinctive utility uniform. He is a watch chief currently serving at the U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as a member of Joint Task Force-GTMO in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
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