Northern Illinois University
Commissioning Second Lt. Ally Lehman receives her rank on her shoulders from her parents Paula Lehman (left) and father Mark Lehman during the 2017 NIU ROTC Commissioning Ceremony in Altgeld Hall while U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth watches during the ceremony 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.