Northern Illinois University
U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth delivers her keynote address during the 2017 NIU ROTC Commissioning Ceremony in Altgeld Hall on the campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois on Friday, May 12, 2017. Eight members of the NIU ROTC were commissioned in the ceremony. Among them, Second Lt. Lehman, 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.