Northern Illinois University
The eight commissionees are announced after receiving their ranks, from left to right, 2Lt. Austin Elzen, 2Lt. Jack Grimes, 2Lt. Joseph Kuhlmey, 2Lt. Ally Lehman, 2Lt.Ryan Lindeman, 2Lt. Curtis Orndorf, 2Lt. James Sim, and 2Lt. Jonathan Zigrossi during the ceremony on the campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois on Friday, May 12, 2017. 2Lt. Lehman is one of 10 women nationally being commissioned to the U.S. Army Infantry. U.S. Sen. Tammy 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 and was the keynote speaker of the ceremony.