The Round Lake Area Exchange Club and sponsor Nicasa Behavioral Health Services are proud to announce their latest Hometown Hero, U.S. Army Staff Sergeant E-6, Brandon Sumler.

Sumler is sponsored by Nicasa. His wife, Jalisha Sumler, of Round Lake Beach, nominated him for this recognition. Sumler has served for 10 years in the Army. He currently works as a Recruiter.

Sumler has received several recognitions, including the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Korean Service Medal, Overseas Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Brigade Top Recruiter, Multiple Battalion Top Recruiter, Multiple Company Top Recruiter, Expert Marksman Rifle and Pistol, and Airborne Jumpmaster.

With the generous support of our sponsor, Nicasa, Sumler will be presented with a care package of some of his favorite items and personalized “Hanging with the Heroes” t-shirt.

Our hero was recognized by the Exchange Club on Thursday, November 12, 7:30 am. The Round Lake Area Exchange Club meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Meetings are currently being held virtually, via Zoom at

The Round Lake Area Exchange Club needs your help in getting our local heroes signed up! Any and all military personnel serving overseas or in the USA or military veteran from any of the Round Lake Areas, Hainesville, Fox Lake, Ingleside or surrounding areas qualify for the program. You can register your loved ones in less than five minutes by going to For more information visit the website or you can contact the program chair Heather Bennett at 815-245-5084.

Army Photo