In conjunction with local Lutheran churches, Concordia University Wisconsin will host the 9th annual To Whom Honor is Due dinner to recognize local Veterans for their service to our country and our church communities.


All those who served in the Armed Forces are invited to attend for free. Concordia students and staff, as well as members of the community, are also encouraged to attend to show honor and their appreciation.

The cost to attend for all non-Veterans is $10. Veterans are invited to attend for free.



Michael Clemens is a 32-year veteran of local and federal law enforcement. He served as a Military Policeman, Military Police Investigator, and Counterintelligence Special Agent in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve for twenty-two years, deploying to and conducting criminal investigations in Bosnia, Croatia, Hungary, Germany, the Netherlands, Kuwait, and Iraq. As a civilian, he has worked as a narcotics/vice and organized crime detective, a Deputy United States Marshal, and as a Special Agent with the Office of Inspector General. Prior to leaving the U.S. Government in 2016, he worked as the Regional Commander for the U.S. Forest Service, Law Enforcement and Investigations, supervising law enforcement officers and operations across the 20-state Midwest and Northeastern Region. He also served as the non-commissioned officer in charge of Military Police operations, overseeing 3 Iraqi Police training academies in Mosul, Iraq and supervised over 6,000 officers of the Mosul Police Department, before becoming the Abu Ghraib prosecution team's Special Investigator.

Clemens is the co-author of the best-selling investigative book The Secrets of Abu Ghraib Revealed: American Soldiers on Trial. He presents training on the Abu Ghraib case, leadership, and ethics at Marquette Law School, West Point, the Air Force Academy and other locations.

He has over 25 years of experience teaching law enforcement subjects for the military and the federal government. Clemens holds a Bachelor's of Science degree from Mount Senario College with a major in Criminal Justice, and a minor in Business Management. He is a graduate of the FBI Command College, the USDA Executive Leadership Program, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Criminal Investigator Course, the U.S. Marshals Academy, the U.S. Army Military Police Investigator Course, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Course, and holds several leadership training certificates.

Since returning from Iraq in 2005, he continued to work conducting military investigations until his retirement from the Army in 2006. Clemens has been awarded the Legion of Merit, presented by Senator John McCain (R-AZ), the Meritorious Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, multiple Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, NATO Service Medal, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.

Currently, Clemens works as the National Security Manager for Allied Universal, assigned to the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. He also teaches Criminal Justice classes part-time at Homestead High School, in Mequon, WI. He has been married to his wife Jennifer for 24 years, and is the proud father of two daughters.