Though Tieman will always be a dog tag, he said becoming a duck that he will never forget.
"Even after I graduate from the University of Oregon, this group here that I have helped administer will mean the most to me I think," Tieman said.
Dog Tags to Ducks is open to all student veterans at the University of Oregon.
The program is currently looking for student mentors for next semester.
Crystal Price from KVAL News profiled Tieman and the Dog Tags to Ducks program for a story set to air on KVAL News @ 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2012, and again on KVAL News @ 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 11 - Veterans Day.