Northern Illinois University
Second Lt. Ally Lehman, of Northern Illinois University, stands with U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth after Sen. Duckworth gave the keynote address of the 2017 NIU ROTC Commissioning Ceremony in Altgeld Hall on the campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois on Friday, May 12, 2017. Second Lt. Lehman is one of 10 women nationally being commissioned to the U.S. Army Infantry. Sen. Duckworth, a retired Lieutenant Colonel and among the first Army women to fly combat missions during Operation Iraqi Freedom, was commissioned at NIU 25 years ago.