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

Bernard J Rott
Bernard J Rott Class of 1974
Navy, 20+ Years
QMCS(SW) E -8 Retired Nov. 1974 - Dec 1994
Bernie Herskovets
Bernie Herskovets Class of 1974
Army, 7 Years
In two different times? I guess I needed more training :-)
Bill Albert
Bill Albert Class of 1983
National Guard, 11 Years
Field Artillery
Captain Tom Hovland, USN-Retired
Captain Tom Hovland, USN-Retired Class of 1962
Navy, 20+ Years
Enlisted 1963; Combat Medic with 3rd. Marine Airwing; awarded battlefield (Vietnam) commission 1965; graduated Navy sponsored B.S. Arizona State. Completed Masters Degrees from George Washington (D.C.( University and Navy Postgraduate College, Monterrey, CA. Served 34 years with Navy Special Operations Combat elements interspersed with numerous combatant destroyer/cruiser commands. Commanded several guided missile/nuclear destroyers and cruisers. Commanded two Special Warfare Commands retiring at the rank of Captain (06). Awarded numerous decorations for combat operation both in overt actions (Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq Enduring Freedom) and classified covert operations.
Edward Power
Edward Power Class of 1991
Army, 6 Years
US Army INF/CAV Deployed to Iraq in support of OIF/OEF 06-08.
Gerry C. Keffer
Gerry C. Keffer Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years
1971-1978 Norton AFB, CA served as aircraft maintenance. 1978-1980 Norton AFB,CA served as C-141A Digital Flight Simulator Technician. 1980-1987 Elmendorf AFB, AK served as F4-E and F -15C Flight Simulator Technician. 1987-1989 Nortton AFB, CA served as C-141B Flight Simulator Technician. 1989-1991 Norton AFB, CA served as Public Affairs Representative for DoD to the BRAC (Base Closure Office).
Hector Soriano
Hector Soriano Class of 1989
Navy, 6 Years
Attended Nuclear Power School in Orlando, FL & Windsor, CT. Assigned to USS Tripoli (LPH-10) during the Gulf War & Operation Restore Hope
Jack Ellison
Jack Ellison Class of 1966
Navy, 20+ Years
Served 23 years in the Medical Field with the Navy and as a Marine Company Corpsman.
Jacob Greenmun
Jacob Greenmun Class of 1998
Marine Corps, 9 Years
Have served a faithful nine years and I have three to go on my current contract. My current rate is E-5. Look me up on and look for THEONEWITHALLTHEKIDS
Jerry Cox
Jerry Cox Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years
USAF Jun 1967 - Jun 1971/Staff Sgt (E-5). USS Pueblo Incident (Korea) '69-'70/AF Commendation Medal/Honorable Discharge
Lee Shaughnessy
Lee Shaughnessy Class of 1988
Navy, 8 Years
Nuclear Machinist Mate First Class MM1(ss) Submarine Service
Lee Shaughnessy
Lee Shaughnessy Class of 1988
Navy, 8 Years
Nuclear Machinist Mate First Class MM1(ss) Submarine Service
Terri Treece
Terri Treece Class of 1996
Air Force, 3 Years
Basic Training - Lackland AFB - San Antonio - 1996 - FLT W108 1st Duty Station - Fairchild AFB - Spokane, WA - 1996-1999 - 92nd Supply Sqadron As a Dependent - Aviano AB - Aviano, Italy - 1999-2001
Tim Smith
Tim Smith Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years
served from 1968-1972 as a tracked vehicle mechanic, instructor at Aberdeen proving ground, 1969-70 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment vietnam, 70-71 1st battalion 41st Infantry regiment, 2nd Armored Division, Ft. Hood Tx. Proudly served!!

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Cortez High School Classmates

Sherry Pacino
Class of '83

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