Leader Profile: Lt. Col. Dennis Gillem, USA (Ret.)

Lt. Col. Gillem graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in June, 1964. After two combat tours in Vietnam, including the fighting during the Tet Offensive in 1968, he received the Combat Infantryman's Badge and 7 U.S. awards for valor. Since retirement from the Army, he has worked in sales, leadership, consulting, and academic positions in Michigan. He has held senior positions in numerous political campaigns and has been a candidate for office.

Gillem was a co-host of the "Restore Freedom" Day Symposium on April 17, 2018 at the House Rayburn Office Building in Washington DC, where he helped present thousands of petitions seeking a presidential pardon for Lt. Clint Lorance, the unfairly convicted combat warrior serving prison time. Later that same evening, he was the Master of Ceremonies at Part 2 of the Symposium. Because of his exemplary service that day as a spokesman for the cause, he was awarded a "Freedom Leadership Award" at the evening session and later appointed to the Retired Military Officers Advisory Board of Uniformed Services League.