Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

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

Lost Class Rings

Have you lost your Cookeville High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Cavaliers lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

Honored Military Alumni

Charles V. Benson
Charles V. Benson Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served 26 years. Retired in 1991 as Senior Master Sergeant (E-8)
Christopher Williams
Christopher Williams Class of 2001
Navy, 5 Years
Served enlisted now an officer
Don Walker
Don Walker Class of 1978
Marine Corps, 8 Years
Served 1982-88
James Kyle Painter
James Kyle Painter Class of 2002
Army, 3 Years
Served as an Infantry Platoon Leader through OIF 07-09, Now holds the Executive Officer (XO) positon at 4 Brigade 10 Mountain Division at Fork Polk, LA.
John A. Mannle
John A. Mannle Class of 1986
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Active duty
Johnny Judd
Johnny Judd Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years
U.S. Army Apache Pilot 1981-2008 Chief Warrant Officer 4. Desert Shield/Storm, UNMIH (Haiti), Bosnia, Kosovo, OIF x 2
Kendall D. Grasty
Kendall D. Grasty Class of 1994
Air Force, 8 Years
I served as an F-16 Crew Chief for eight years in the Air Force. As a Crew Chief I performed in-depth maintenance on the F-16's various systems. This picture was taken in Singapore while I was selected to fly with a pilot for an incentive ride. FUN FUN FUN!!! I out processed the Air Force on January 10th of 2006 in order to come back to Tennessee to start my own family and raise the children around their grandparents. I exited the Air Force as a Staff Sergeant (E-5).
Kendra Huseman
Kendra Huseman Class of 1989
Navy, 5 Years
Commissioned as Pharmacist in 1995. Served at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda (NNMC), aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort, and lastly to Naval Air Station Patuxent River. I only served in Maryland, but it was a great experience! Met my husband at Bethesda and my daughters were born at NNMC.
Mattt Russell
Mattt Russell Class of 2003
Army, 8 Years
Combat Medic
Micahel Brandon Davis
Micahel Brandon Davis Class of 1999
Air Force, 2 Years
serving with the 119th CACS out Knoxville
Prisicilla Cantrell Hadden
Prisicilla Cantrell Hadden Class of 1994
Army, 4 Years
Tim Russell
Tim Russell Class of 1999
Army, 8 Years
Combat Medic

Classmates Spotlight

Cookeville High School Classmates

Teresa Burgess
Class of '84

Alumni Stories

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School News

David Bechtol

On July 7, 2017 David Bechtol will retire after 30 years of service in the United States Navy.

David and...
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