Military, Veteran, and dependant support programs at UNL

UNL ROTC and Military Alumni Update

Dear Military Alumni,

Hello from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. My name is Joe Brownell and I serve as the Executive Director for Military Relations and for the Military and Veteran Success Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I am a 1989 graduate of the Air Force ROTC program at UNL, and I served over 28 years in the Air Force before returning to Nebraska.

I hope your 2024 is off to a great start. Your university is a recognized leader as a “Best For Veterans” institution ranking in the top 25 across the country and we are committed to supporting all military-connected students at UNL.

The Husker Salute Promise continues to be a fantastic way to serve our out-of-state military-connected students. Through this promise, all incoming military connected students receive in-state tuition. Please see this link and share with all your connections.

In addition, the Military and Veteran Success Center will be starting year 10 this fall. There are over 1,600 military-connected students attending UNL each semester. The Center focuses on Five Pillars of Excellence: Education Benefits, Academic Support, Student Services, Career Services and Outreach in the community and on campus. Please see this link for additional information on the Center.

Your ROTC units continue to be recognized across the services as a leader in producing talented officers to lead our incredible military. Det 465 with the Air Force ROTC was recognized as the top small detachment out of 50 different units. In addition, the M&N Building is undergoing renovations this year. The heating and cooling system will finally be replaced and there will be additional, long-needed upgrades to the building. The ROTC units will be operating out of the old Health Center building for approximately 18 months until all the projects are completed. Next time you visit campus please make sure to check out the Veterans’ Tribute outside the Military and Navel Science Building.

I hope you will have an opportunity to participate in the Glow Big Red campaign this year. I can tell you the contributions to the Military and Veterans Success Center and the ROTC programs go directly to supporting our students. Please see this link for the Center’s giving page.

Thank you all for your dedication and commitment to your country and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. We are dedicated to ensuring students accomplish their academic and career goals building upon UNL’s Strategic Plan of “Every Person and Every Interaction Matters.”

Please let me know if I can ever be of service. My phone number is 402-472-5276 and my email is [email protected].

Go Big Red!

Kenneth J Brownell
Executive Director
Military and Veterans Success Center and Military Relations

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