Northern Illinois University
U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, of Illinois, speaks to the 2017 Northern Illinois University ROTC Commissionees during her keynote address at the commissioning ceremony held in Altgeld Auditorium on the campus of Northern Illinois University on Friday, May 12, 2017. Sen. Duckworth, a retired Lieutenant Colonel and among the first Army women to fly combat missions during Operation Iraqi Freedom, pointed out newly commissioned Second Lt. Ally Lehman, one of 10 women nationally being commissioned to the U.S. Army Infantry.