Sergeant Major Anthony R. Nathe (US Army, Retired) – Army (1967 – 1994)

Sergeant Major Anthony R. Nathe (US Army, Retired) – Army (1967 – 1994)
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Honored by: Roberta K. Nathe, Spouse
Wars or conflicts served: Republic of Vietnam, May 1968 – May 1969
Awards: Tony has received several awards including the 2006 Leader of the Year Award from the Care Providers of Minnesota, the 2005 Community Service Award from The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA), and holds twenty-three individual awards and decorations from his 27-year career in the United States Army, (including a 12-month tour in Vietnam). Tony retired from his military career in September 1994 while serving as the State Recruiting and Retention Operations NCO of the Minnesota Army National Guard. In July 2010 Tony was inducted into the Minnesota National Guard Court of Honor.
Tribute: Tony is an independent consultant, specializing in the areas of information media, technology, grant writing, fund raising, marketing, advertising, time management, and strategic planning. Prior to that he worked four years as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Talahi Senior Campus, where he received the 2001 New Leader of the Year from the Minnesota Association of Housing Services organization, and served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Talahi Senior Foundation through February 2010. As Sergeant Major Anthony R. (Tony) Nathe, United States Army-Retired, he currently serves on the National Board of Directors, as Past National President of the Uniformed Services Disabled Retirees (USDR) and has served on the Board since 2003, as 2nd Vice President, and 1st Vice-President. He was also recognized for his work in developing the USDR Sentinel newsletter and the complete redesign of the USDR website located at www.usdr.org . Since 1975, Tony has been involved in several professional military organizations including the Minnesota National Guard Enlisted Association (MNGEA), where he served as its first Executive Director; the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS), serving as Secretary 4 years, Vice-President 4 years, and President 2 years; and is the founder and first President of the Central Minnesota Chapter 115 of The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA) serving for 4 years. He helped develop and served as the first State Coordinator and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Minnesota National Guard Youth Camp for children and grandchildren of members of the Minnesota Army and Air National Guard. He wrote, organized, and marketed a citizen petition re-naming 8th Street North in St. Cloud, MN to Veterans Drive, releasing the petition on the Fourth of July 2002 and organizing the dedication ceremony on Veterans Day 2002. In addition to military organizations, Tony has served two years as the President of the Cold Spring Area Historical Society, serves on the Advisory Board of the Senior Helping Hands, of the CentraCare Foundation, and is a past State Director of the Minnesota Association of Volunteer Administrators (MAVA). Tony has received several awards including the 2006 Leader of the Year Award from the Care Providers of Minnesota, the 2005 Community Service Award from The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA), and holds twenty-three individuals awards and decorations from his 27-year career in the United States Army, (including a 12-month tour in Vietnam). Tony retired from his military career in September 1994 while serving as the State Recruiting and Retention Operations NCO of the Minnesota Army National Guard. In 2010, Tony was inducted into the Minnesota National Guard Court of Honor at Camp Ripley, Minnesota. Tony and his wife have published over 200 professional journals and have co-authored over 250 essays, articles and editorials. Tony is a 1967 graduate of Cathedral High School and a Magna cum laude graduate of St. Cloud State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Information Media with a minor in Mass Communications. He lives in Sauk Rapids with his wife of almost 40 years, Roberta. Together they have two grown children, and two grand daughters.