News: New Army Reserve Ambassador Appointed to Nebraska
FORT MCCOY, Wis. — Stephen Tellatin was appointed an Army Reserve Ambassador for the state of Nebraska on March 21 by the Chief of the Army Reserve, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley.
Tellatin joins more than 100 Army Reserve Ambassadors throughout country to help promote awareness and understanding of Army Reserve units and soldiers within their assigned states.
Army Reserve Ambassadors are a two-star equivalent and represent the Chief of the Army Reserve without salary, wages or related benefits. Army Reserve Ambassadors develop awareness and advocacy with community leaders and are vitally important bridges to communities across the nation.
Tellatin lives in Fremont, Neb., and previously served as an ARA for the state from 2006 to 2009. He is a retired USAR lieutenant colonel and served as a battalion commander in Iraq in 2003-2004. Tellatin is also a retired Deputy Chief of Police for the Fremont Police Department, with 37 years of service.
Some of Tellatin’s Army awards include the Bronze Star, two Meritorious Service Medals and seven Army Commendation Medals. Civilian awards include the Fremont Police Life Saving Award. Other duties performed by Tellatin include Adjunct Instructor for Criminal Justice at the Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, Neb., and Rotary Club of Fremont member. Additionally, he is the Military Outreach Director for the Nebraska Committee for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.
As an Army Reserve Ambassador, Tellatin will help educate local and state businesses, as well as government and social sectors on the Army Reserve’s mission, significant contributions and resource needs. Tellatin can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact the 88th Regional Support Command Army Reserve Ambassador Coordinator, Dr. Katherine M. Bissonette at 608-388-0331 or email@example.com for more information on the Army Reserve Ambassador Program.