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Nelson Ildefonso-Cruz

Nebraska Ambassador

Name: Nelson Ildefonso-Cruz

Home of Residence: Papillion

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Business Position:  Owner/Broker, Heartland Insurance Associates

Civilian Education:  Sociology, 1981, Princeton University

Organizations/Clubs/Philanthropies:  Veterans of Foreign Wars, Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, Offutt Advisory Council, Offutt AFB, NE; Immediate Past President of the Nebraska Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Military Retirement Date, Date of Rank, Service: April 1, 2019, July 13, 2003, US Army Reserve.

Name of Spouse and Children:  Spouse – Cecilia L. Diaz, TSgt, Retired, US Air Force Reserve, Children – Alicia, Olivia

Nelson Ildefonso-Cruz retired as a Sergeant Major with over 37 years in the United States Army Reserve. He served in many key leadership positions including Chief Medical NCO, FCC Augusta, National Disaster Medical System; G-3 Sergeant Major, 3rd MDSC; Senior Enlisted Advisor, Employer Partnership Initiative, OCAR, US Army Pentagon; Medical Planner/Medical NCOIC, Operation Beyond the Horizon, JTF Bravo, Soto Cano, Honduras; Operations Sergeant Major, 8th Medical Brigade (FWD), OIF II.

He is a graduate of the US Army Sergeants Major Academy, Defense Support of Civil Authorities Course, Licensed Practical Nurse Course, and other professional courses.