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Pete Diercks

Pete Diercks joined the South Dakota Army National Guard in 1998. He was deployed to Iraq in 2003 with the 727th Transportation unit out of Brookings. He returned home in 2004 and currently works for Scotts Lumber as a salesman.

 

Pete enjoys hunting, fishing, golf and pretty much all sports. Pete lives in Lennox with his two sons Talan and Jackson. When not working, he helps coach his sons basketball and baseball teams.

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Todd Stone

Todd is the principal architect and CEO of Stone Group Architects, Inc., a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business that he started in 2012.

 

He graduated from Brandon Valley High School and immediately joined the Active Duty Army as a Combat Engineer where he served in Korea and with the 101st Airborne at Ft. Campbell, KY.  Todd enrolled as a general engineering major at South Dakota State University where he attended for three semester before transferring up to North Dakota State University where he holds three degrees.  With many more years and mobilizations as an Army Instructor, Combat Engineer and Construction Supervisor, Todd retired as a Master Sergeant in 2013 from the Army Reserves with over 23 years of service.

 

Todd and his wife Sara live in Brandon, SD with their two children, Isabella and Gavin. Todd exemplifies stewardship as an active member of his church, Sioux Falls Downtown Rotatory Club, the Knights of Columbus, the Sioux Falls Chamber Veteran Affairs Committee, the Brandon Valley Hockey Association and Warriors Never Give Up.  When not at work or volunteering, Todd can be found on the water, with fishing pole in hand, or by the campfire conversing with friends.  He has also been known to watch a few Minnesota Vikings, SDSU or NDSU football games.

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Doug Rombough

Douglas H. Rombough is Vice President, Business Development for Logos Technologies, headquartered in Fairfax, VA.  Logos is an advanced technology company whose primary customer is the Department of Defense.

 

Doug is a native of Miller, SD and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, in 1985. He spent 28 years on active duty in the Army, with the last 13 years with Special Operations Forces.  Upon graduation from the Naval Test Pilot School in 1997, he was designated an Experimental Test Pilot for the Army.  He wore the Army Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Master Aviator Badge, with military ratings in both rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft.  He holds a commercial multi-engine airplane and rotary wing rating with the Federal Aviation Administration.  His last assignment was Program Executive Officer for Rotary Wing Aircraft at the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).  He retired as a Colonel in 2013 and was awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal (DSSM). 

 

He is married to the former Paula Lagge who was raised in Miller and Webster, SD.  Doug and Paula’s passion is the outdoors.  They enjoy camping, kayaking, mountain biking, ATVing, snowmobiling, hunting, and fishing.

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Justin Redmond

Justin Redmond is a native of Henry, South Dakota.  He was raised on a farm and enjoyed working around the farm, hunting and fishing. He served in the Army National Guard from 2003 until 2012 and was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2008.

 

Justin now resides on an acreage near Baltic, SD with his wife Jennifer.  There they raise children (3) and cattle. Justin currently works as a Vice President of Payment Onboarding at MetaBank in Sioux Falls. 

 

Justin enjoys spending time traveling with his family, going on any type of hunt, spending time working on the farm and fishing in his free time.

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Steve Biteler

Steve is a Sioux Falls native. He graduated from Roosevelt High School 2000 and joined the US Army Reserve as part of the 452nd Ordnance Company.  After 2 years he joined with the SD Army National Guard.  He was deployed to Iraq in 2005 where he served as a lead truck gunner, then later in 2009 to Kuwait to serve as port security. Throughout his military career he has held a variety of jobs, from ammunition specialist, MLRS crew driver, MLRS Gunner, Ammunition Sergeant, and recruiting retention NCO.

 

While serving in the guard, Steve spent over 20 years roofing. He started off first working for his grandpa and later started up his own company.  Most recently, Steve is serving full time as a Recruiter for the SD Army National Guard as a member of the southeast team in Sioux Falls. 

 

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters.  He enjoys hunting and is also slightly passionate about Nebraska football.

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Mike Schmidt

Mike grew up in the small town of Turton, South Dakota, where he developed a passion for the outdoors. Mike graduated from USD with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a minor in psychology. In 2013, Mike enlisted in the South Dakota Air National Guard. He has spent the last 8 years as a Munitions Specialist, assembling, processing, and inventorying all munitions used by the F-16 fighter jet. Mike deployed to Afghanistan in 2018 and has completed various CONUS deployments/TDY’s throughout his military career.

 

He currently resides in Sioux Falls with his wife, Ashley and is a fulltime real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty – Sioux Falls.

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Mark Johnston

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Greg Schut

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