Revisit 9/11
Sep 08, 2021
Maj. Gen. Roger Lempke
Revisit 9/11

Roger Lempke
Lt Gen (NE, ret.) Roger Lempke retired in January 2020. Prior to that, he served as the Director for Military Affairs for Senator Deb Fischer and Senator Mike Johanns. In this capacity, he supported policy development and accomplished casework for military veterans. As the former Adjutant General for Nebraska, he organized and led the Nebraska National Guard through its largest mobilization since WWII in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Roger has served terms as president of the Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska (BIANE), Nebraska Sports Council, and NEBRASKAland Foundation. Roger was named the 2007 Nebraskan of Year by the Nebraska Rotary organization and honored as a Trailblazer by the NEBRASKAland Foundation in 2008. Roger was born and raised in Tecumseh, Nebraska, and graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1969.  He and his wife Shirlee, also a Tecumseh native, have lived in Lincoln since 1979 and have two adult children, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.