Honoring Women Veterans
This years parade will be honoring our women veterans. Women have played a crucial role in protecting our country and our democracy since America's founding. They have served in every major conflict since the Revolutionary war. Today there are over two million women veterans in the United States. They comprise the fastest growing and most diverse demographic in military and veterans population. Despite centuries of honorable service and constant growth, women who serve are still often overlooked leaving many women veterans to feel unheard and unseen.
The Offutt Honor Guard will lead the parade line to the Capitol where they will stop for the opening ceremony and playing of the National Anthem.
Leirion Gaylor Baird
Roma Amundson is a Brigadier General Retired, and Assistant Adjutant General-Army -- Nebraska Army National Guard. She received the honorary rank of Major General (Nebraska) at her retirement
in April, 2011.
On May 30, 1980 Amundson graduated from the Nebraska State Ocer Candidate School at Camp Ashland in Ashland, NE, receiving her federal and state commissions as a 2nd Lieutenant.
In 1998, Amundson attended the US Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, PA. In 2002, she completed the Reserve Component Multifunctional Combat Service Support Court at Fort Lee, VA.
Amundson also completed the Combat Service Support Pre-Command Court at
Fort Lee, VA in 2004 and the Senior Manager Course in National Security in 2007.
BG Amundson’s commands have included the 67th Signal Detachment (67th Infantry Brigade-Mechanized), The Nebraska Selective Service Detachment, the 2nd
Battalion 209th Regional Training Institute, and the 92nd Troop Command. Addi-
tionally, she has held numerous directorships throughout her time in the Nebraska Army National Guard.
In 2008, Amundson was named the Nebraska Military Department Woman of the Year.
On June 1, 2009, Amundson was promoted to the federal rank of Brigadier General, becoming the first woman in the Nebraska National Guard to achieve that recognition. On July 17, 2009, Amundson was appointed as the Assistant Adjutant General for the Nebraska Army National Guard. In her role, she advised the Adjutant General on education, training, and force utilization issues.
In April, 2011, Amundson retired as a Brigadier General from the Nebraska NationalGuard after 33 years of service. Among her many awards are Federal MeritoriousService Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster) and the Federal Legion of Merit.
In 2012, Amundson was elected as Lancaster County Commissioner representing
Southeast Lancaster County, District 4. She was reelected in 2016 and in 2020.
She is married to Randy Amundson, also a veteran. They have two grown children
and one grandchild. Her hobbies include woodworking, beekeeping, and gardening.
Chief Master Sergeant Teri Clark retired from the Nebraska Air National Guard in 2012. CMSgt Clark served in many capacities throughout her 32-year career, with her last assignment, from 2009 to 2012 was as the Command Chief Master
Sergeant for the 155th Air Refueling Wing. Her commitment to veterans continues today. She served as VetSET Program Director from 2014-2021 and remained engaged to oversees the Nebraska Veteran and Family Task Force, a state-
wide grassroots collaboration of military, government, community-based organizations serving Veterans and their families.
She also serves on the Board of Directors for OVER Transition House since 2019 and
serves on the Advisory Board, of the Lincoln VetCenter.
In addition to serving veterans, Teri is passionate about giving back to others in the breast cancer community. As a 13-year survivor she volunteers with Lincoln’s American Cancer Society where she serves on the Leadership Board and participates with the Strides events and various campaigns. Teri is an advocate for mental health, and she works with the Nebraska Statewide Suicide Coalition, and is a certified QPR
Instructor and uses that expertise to help veterans, our community and the firearms industry to advocate for mental health awareness and suicide prevention.
Teri Clark and her husband, Jim, opened BigShots Indoor Range in October 2012
after identifying a need for an indoor shooting range in Lincoln. Teri is an active NRA and USCCA handgun instructor, Certified Concealed Handgun Permit Instructor and NRA Refuse to be a Victim Instructor.
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