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

Brian Whitman
Brian Whitman Class of 1994
Marine Corps, 8 Years
Marine Cook/Baker
brian whitman
brian whitman Class of 1994
Marine Corps, 8 Years
was a baker and cook in marine corps was stationed in korea, japan, north carolina, and in 29 palms.
Catherine Abella
Catherine Abella Class of 2000
Coast Guard, 8 Years
Catherine is currently a Lieutenant in the US Coast Guard. She attended the US Coast Guard Academy after AHS and graduated with a BS in Government in 2004. She was stationed in Alameda, CA from 2004 to 2006 on USCGC Boutwell (WHEC-719) where she was the Fire Control Officer, Training Officer and qualified Deck Watch Officer. In July 2006, she was sent to Arlington, VA to Coast Guard Recruiting Command and currently works as the Regional Recruiting Manager for the Pacific Central region. Catherine is married and currently living in the DC area.
chandi gilling
chandi gilling Class of 2002
Coast Guard, 3 Years
Boarding team member, boat crewmember, communications watchstander
Christopher Hjorth
Christopher Hjorth Class of 1998
National Guard, 7 Years
M1/M1A1 Abrams Tank Crewman; Active duty tour with Operation Noble Eagle III in 2003; discharged as a sergeant (E-5); fully qualified in tank gunnery and operations.
David Jette
David Jette Class of 1999
Army, 5 Years
Army Medic for B co 2-327 Infantry Regiment 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and also for 65th MP CO (ABN) at Fort Bragg. Deployed twice in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. My wife, Meghan, and I are both in the same unit and are also both medics. We are currently in Iraq and will be back in the states around March 09. I've got 2 more years in the Army and I hope I don't deploy again. I miss spending the holidays with my family.
Jimmuel M. Movida
Jimmuel M. Movida Class of 1997
Air Force, 6 Years
AFSC: 4F051 & 4E051 Station: Travis AFB Deployments: Jordan 2001, Diego Garcia 2003 Rank: E5, Staff sergeant
John Tatro
John Tatro Class of 1997
Navy, 13 Years
Active Duty Chief Petty Officer, awaiing a commission as a Naval Officer Feb 1, 2011
Kevin Escalante
Kevin Escalante Class of 2006
Marine Corps, 4 Years
E-4/ Cpl 2006-2010 Aviation Ordnance Technician OEF, OIF
Kevin Wilson
Kevin Wilson Class of 2005
Navy, 4 Years
Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom
Laurel Farinacci
Laurel Farinacci Class of 2002
Army, 3 Years
Currently serving in Afghanistan. Captain, Military Police Corps
Mike Devenpeck
Mike Devenpeck Class of 1998
Coast Guard, 4 Years
U.S. Coast Guard boarding officer and navigator.
Paul Vongprom
Paul Vongprom Class of 2003
Navy, 4 Years
He enlisted in the the United States Navy on August 6, 2003 - two months following graduation. He served on the amphibious ship USS DULUTH (LPD-6) and was deployed in 04-05 in support of OIF 04. He's currently assigned with a Marine unit
Saavedra Porter
Saavedra Porter Class of 2000
Army, 5 Years
I've been in the Army for 5 years and I'm serving my 2nd year in Iraq
Valerie Garcia
Valerie Garcia Class of 2000
Army, 5 Years
Air Traffic Contriller in the U.S. Army, Alaska, Fort Wainwright

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Ruben S. Ayala High School Classmates

Katie Stith
Class of '05

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