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

Cindy Lathrop
Cindy Lathrop Class of 1981
Air Force, 20+ Years
Best decision I ever made!
Faviola Ramirez
Faviola Ramirez Class of 1993
Army, 4 Years
Medic
Jason Kyle Lundy
Jason Kyle Lundy Class of 1995
Navy, 8 Years
Was in EOD for the US Navy. Did 3 combat tours in Iraq, 2 combat tours in Afghanistan. Was medically discharged in 2008 with PTSD & TBI. Currently lives in Riverview, FL with his parents (care givers) & service dog Star
Lisa R Metcalf
Lisa R Metcalf Class of 1982
Navy, 20+ Years
Hull Maintenance Technician 1st Class Surface Warfare Specialist. 1983 - 2003. Retired at 39 years old. Proud to be an American.
Michael Nares
Michael Nares Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years
Army photo, completing more missions while in Iraq.
Michael Nares
Michael Nares Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years
Army, current duty station Middle East.
Patricia Jimenez Shea
Patricia Jimenez Shea Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years
29170 Computer-Communications Specialist. Ret E-7. Basic Training, Lackland AFB, TX, Malmstrom AFB, MT, Mt Laguna AB, CA, Shemya AB, Aleutian Islands, Hellenikon AB, GR, Lackland AFB, TX, Sembach AB, Germany, Pentagon, Washington DC. Married Dennis P. Shea, 1984; he too was in the USAF. Retired, 1995.
Pete Tingstrom
Pete Tingstrom Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years
Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Peter Brian Tingstrom enlisted into the Army in 1985 where he served as an Infantryman (11B) with the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Benning, Georgia, and Special Forces Weapons Sergeant (18B) with the 12th Special Forces Group at Fort Lewis, Washington, and eventually attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. On completion of his enlisted service, he decided to further his education and accept a ROTC scholarship at Washington State University where he graduated Cum Laude and Distinguished Military Graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. In May 1994, he re-entered active duty at Fort Rucker, Alabama, where he completed the Aviation Officer Basic Course (Distinguished Honor Graduate), Initial Entry Rotary Wing Course, the Scout Platoon Leaders Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and the OH-58D(I) Advanced Qualification Course. In October 1995, LTC Tingstrom was assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he served as a Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, and Battalion S-1 with the 1st Battalion (Attack), 82d Aviation Regiment, 82d Airborne Division. In July 1998, he attended the Armor Officer Advanced Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky, followed by the Combined Arms Services Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. In March 1999, LTC Tingstrom was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Carson, Colorado. He initially served as the assistant S-3 before serving as the Squadron S-4. As the Squadron S-4, he deployed the Squadron to Fort Hood, Texas, Fort Rucker, Alabama, Fort Polk, Louisiana, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and multiple NTC and Pinon Canyon rotations. He took command of Pegasus Troop in December of 2000. He deployed his troop to the National Training Center and multiple field training exercises. In April 2002, LTC Tingstrom was assigned to Flight Concepts Division at Fort Eustis, VA where he served as the Deputy Operations Officer and Executive Officer. During this period he completed the UH-60A Advanced Qualification Course, and did numerous deployments in support of the GWOT to both Afghanistan and Iraq. In July 2006, LTC Tingstrom attended the Naval College of Command and Staff at the Naval War College in Newport, RI where he earned his Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. In July 2007, LTC Tingstrom moved back to Fort Bragg where he first served as a Plans Officer, graduated from the Fixed Wing Multi-Engine Qualification Course and a CASA 212 aircraft transition, and then in 2008 served as the Chief or Operations for the Special Operations Aviation Directorate at U.S. Army Special Operations Command. In June 2010, LTC Tingstrom was selected to serve as the Air Operations officer for the Combat Applications Group where he still serves today. LTC Tingstrom’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with one Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with four Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Achievement Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal (2nd award), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, the NCO Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral two device), the Army Service Ribbon, and the NATO Service Medal. He has also earned the Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, the Army Master Aviator Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, Royal Netherlands, German, Australian, Thailand, Polish, Pakistani, Uraguayan, and Irish Parachutist Wings, Air-Assault Badge, Special Forces Tab and the Ranger Tab. LTC Tingstrom is the son of Raymond and Ellie Tingstrom who currently reside in Colorado Springs, CO. He is married to the former Melody Renee Brooks of Farmersville, Texas and has a 12 year old daughter, Sarah Nicole.
Pete Tingstrom
Pete Tingstrom Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years
Have served in the Infantry, Special Forces, and Aviation as enlisted and as an officer.
Sean Hansen
Sean Hansen Class of 1988
Air Force, 19 Years
US Air Force Combat Weather Forecaster - Stationed in Germany 3 times for 10yrs total - Deployed to Bosnia, Kosovo twice, and Iraq twice - Currently stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska
Sergio Melara
Sergio Melara Class of 2004
Air Force, 7 Years
Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) Air Surveillance Officer (ASO) and Joint Interface Control Officer (JICO)

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Class of '84

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