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
Class of 1962
Army, 20+ Years
Joined the Army in August 1962 and retired Seprember 1992 as a Command Sergeant Major. I was in the Corps of Engineers. Served 2.5 years in Vietnam (January 1966 - August 1967 & April 1969 - 1970. I also was stationed in the following locations in Germany: Tompkins-Barracks in Schwetzingen (1964-1965), Neureut Kaserne in Karlsruhe (1973 - 1977), Larson Barracks in KItzengen (1981-1982) and Leighton Barracks in Wuerzburg (1982-1983). I was stationed in Camp Humphreys, a US Army installation outside Anjeong-ri, a community in Pyeongtaek, Korea (1989-1990). Postings in the US were Ft. Jackson, SC (1962 Basic Tng), Ft. Leonard Wood, MO (1962 Engr Tng), Ft. Campbell, KY (1963-1964), Ft. Benning, GA (1967-1969), Ft. Knox, KY (1970-1973 - Drill Sergaent), Ft. Leonard Wood, MO (1977-1981 Drill Sergeant & 1st Sergeant), Ft. Bliss, TX (1983-1984 Sergeants Major Academy), Ft. Riley, KS (1984 - 1989 Command Sergeant Major for the 1st Engineer Battalion and the 937th Engineer Group), Ft. Leonard Wood, MO (1990-1992 Command Sergaent Major for the 169th Engineer Battalion and the 1st Engineer Brigade).
Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years
30 years active duty Soldier, 10 years Army Civilian, lived all over the world and loved it.
Class of 1964
Army, 20+ Years
Served in the US Army for 27 years
Class of 1983
Air Force, 4 Years
SRA, MAC, stationed at Travis AFB, CA. served in Cairo AFB, Egypt during Desert Shield.
Class of 1964
Navy, 20+ Years
After service in the U.S. Army as a Blaster from 1969 to 1971. Upon graduation from dental school in 1976, Dr. Jones accepted a direct appointment in the Navy Dental Corps. His first assignment was to Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton for duty under instruction as a General Practice Resident. A year later, he reported to the USS HOLLAND (AS-32), in Holy Loch, Scotland, for duty as Assistant Dental Officer. Successive assignments included: General Dentist, Naval Hospital, Great Lakes, Illinois, 1980-82 and duty under instruction, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1982-84. In 1984, Dr. Jones reported to the Recruit Treatment Branch Dental Clinic, Great Lakes, Illinois where he was assigned as Head, Operative Dentistry Department. From 1990 to 1993, he served as Director, Advanced Clinical Program in General Dentistry, at Naval Dental Center, Norfolk, Virginia. Following this tour, Captain Jones returned to Naval Dental Center, Great Lakes, Illinois as Head, Department of Operative Dentistry, and, in 1996 was appointed Director, Recruit Treatment Branch Dental Clinic. In March 1997, he assumed positions as Commanding Officer, Naval Dental Research Institute, Great Lakes and Surgeon General's Specialty Leader for Dental Research. In 2006, CAPT Jones retired from the Navy, and after working for a year as a contract Dentist, began a second career as a Supervisory Dental Officer for the Navy at Great Lakes, Illinois which became the Federal Health Care Center in 2010.
During his career in the Navy, CAPT Jones was awarded the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with Two Gold Stars, and Navy Achievement Medal, among others. CAPT Jones is Past President of the American Board of Operative Dentistry and served as the Chair of their Examination and Certification Committee from 2000 to 2011; was a Fellow in the International College of Dentists from 1998 to 2008, serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Operative Dentistry, and is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of Operative Dentistry, the International and American Associations for Dental Research, the American Association of Dental Schools, the Great Lakes Dental Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, and the American Legion.
CAPT Jones is married to the former Kathleen Anne FitzSimmons of Chicago, Illinois and they have six children: Bryan, Brendan, Graeme, Cameron, Meredith, and Mallory; and four granddaughters, Makenzie and Ariana, Amelia, and Everett; and five grandsons, Carter, Bryce, Connor, Ryan. and Michael.
Class of 1985
Marine Corps, 19 Years
I spent 15 years in the Corps, got out in 2000, then decided to do a stint in the National Guard to come to one of these wars. I'll retire from the reserves in a year or so.
Class of 1968
Army, 4 Years
Served in Vietnam stationed at Fort Bragg NC, Fort
Eustis Va., Fort Monroe Va.
Class of 2004
Army, 6 Years
Paratrooper | SGT | Engineer
Class of 1974
Coast Guard, 3 Years
Played Tuba in the Coast Guard Training Center Band, Cape May, NJ. Coast Guard cutter CHASE, WHEC-718, Boston, Ma
Class of 1967
Air Force, 19 Years
Still on Active Duty, stationed currently at Brooks City-Base, San Antonio, TX at the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine in Preventive Medicine. Entered USAF in 1993, assignments at Kirtland AFB NM, Avian AB Italy, Uniformed Services Univ. Bethesda MD, Bolling AFB Washington DC, Walter Reed Army Inst. of Research Silver Spring MD. Deployed duty in Guantanamo Cuba during humanitarian crisis 1994. Active duty US Public Health Service, Commissioned Corps, Indian Health Service, Acoma NM from 1979 - 1982.
Class of '64
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