Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

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Honored Military Alumni

Brandy J.Masters
Brandy J.Masters Class of 2001
Army, 6 Years
US Army 1999-current. Services include 92A (Automated Logistical Specialist) from 1999-2001, 68WP1 (Combat Medic with Orthopedic Specialty) 2003-2008, and 66HM5 (Emergency Room Nurse) from July 2008- current. Currently staioned at Fort Polk, LA and leaving for first tour in Iraq April 2009.
Christopher Tatka
Christopher Tatka Class of 1988
Army, 15 Years
After graduation I attended USF and in 1994 was commisioned a 2LT in the Army Corps of Engineers. I have served as a Combat Engineer Officer all over the world. I have been deployed to Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, and Iraq. I'm currently serving in Mosul, Iraq as a commander for a team of military advisors. We are training a new Iraqi Infantry Battalion how to fight the insurgency. It is the most challenging and dangerous job I have ever had. I have a very understanding wife and two daughters that have followed me all over the U.S. and the world.
chuck taylor
chuck taylor Class of 1989
Army, 12 Years
joined in 1987 and got medically retired in 99 after being diadnosed with stomach cancer. i served multiple tours in both op. dessert shield and dessert storm
David Ambeau
David Ambeau Class of 1988
Army, 6 Years
Us Army
David Ambeau
David Ambeau Class of 1988
Army, 6 Years
US Army
David Lawrence Matthes
David Lawrence Matthes Class of 1989
Coast Guard, 14 Years
I served 2 years in the Army, and have been in the Coast Guard since 1995. I am a C-130 Engineer and am currently a recruiter in Mobile, AL.
Eric R. Murphy
Eric R. Murphy Class of 2001
Army, 4 Years
Us Army Infantry
Herman Scudder  (Chuck)
Herman Scudder (Chuck) Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 17 Years
Enlisted right after graduation was involved with Desert Shield/Storm and Eastern Exit. Got out in '92 and finally reenlisted in '97 and have been in ever since. I have been to Iraq twice and I also tried to go to Afghanistan but was not in the right place at the right time. I have deployed onboard Naval Ships 3 times, and have been in 17 different countries and been on all but 2 continents and I retire in a little over 3 years. I am moving to the DC Area this summer for my twilight tour and then follow the money, if there is any to follow.
HermanScudder Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 17 Years
Intelligence Analyst
james b martin jr.
james b martin jr. Class of 1988
National Guard, 20+ Years
i am serving in the fl army national guard. i have served 22years and still in going for my 30 year. i have been to iraq twice and next year going back for 12 months.
Jesse Coleman
Jesse Coleman Class of 2004
Air Force, 7 Years
Crew Chief on the AC-130U Gunship
Jesse D. Coleman
Jesse D. Coleman Class of 2004
Air Force, 4 Years
I work as a Crew Chief on an AC-130U Gunship
Jessica Shields-Deighton
Jessica Shields-Deighton Class of 1999
Air Force, 6 Years
Security Forces/Crime Prevention Manager
Michael Hillman
Michael Hillman Class of 1987
National Guard, 18 Years
Army National Guard: 13 years in Alabama, 5 years in Georgia Currently deployed in Afghanistan
Michele D. Cooke (Maiden name of Cole)
Michele D. Cooke (Maiden name of Cole) Class of 1988
Army, 15 Years
After HS I attended Georgia Military College. I graduate in June 1990 as a 2nd LT. I returned home to FL and began service as an US Army Reserve Officer in units in the Tampa Bay area. In DEC 2000, I accepted a position in New Orleans and relocated there. While I was in NOLA, I was accepted into a program called Active Guard and Reserve (AGR). A program gear to Guard and Reserve Officers to be in the Active Army serving at a Reserve unit. In MAY 2001, I relocated to Mobile, AL. I was mobilized in FEB 2003 to support the Operation Iraqi Freedom mission. I spent 12 months in Iraq. I deployed with a unit from Gainesville, FL with a total of 16 soldiers. In APR 2004, all 16 soldiers returned home with no injuries from our deployment. This was my goal and I/we successfully completed that mission! I served from APR to SEP 2004 in Birmingham, AL at the Headquarters Command. In OCT 2004, my orginal unit from Mobile returned from their deployment and I rejoined the unit. In NOV 2005, I resigned my commissioned as an US Army Officer and began life as a true civilian.
Shane (Brewer) Rose
Shane (Brewer) Rose Class of 1992
Marine Corps, 3 Years
Securiity Forces/Infantry
Stefan M Tyska
Stefan M Tyska Class of 2006
Navy Reserves, 2 Years
Stefan M Tyska, has already been added to this page. However, in light of his recent expressions of his feelings toward African Americans in this country, I highly encourage a distancing of this site with such a bigot. Well, unless of course you agree with his sentiments.
Stefan Tyska
Stefan Tyska Class of 2006
Navy, 2 Years
U.S. Navy FMF Corpman
Steven Daniel Townsend
Steven Daniel Townsend Class of 1988
Army, 9 Years
Served in Germany 88-91 and deployed for Desert Storm/Shield Served in 10th mountain 91-93, deployed to Homestead after Hurricane Andrew, Somalia Ft. Carson, Colorado 93-95 deployed to Guantanamo Ft. Drum 95-98, received medical retirement for Ulcerative Colitis
Steven Rivers
Steven Rivers Class of 1989
Army, 19 Years
Special Operations Signal Support Retiring 1 Sept 09

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