Cortez High School Alumni

Phoenix, Arizona (AZ)

Military Alumni

Military High School 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 Myspace.com 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!!

Classmates Spotlight

Cortez High School Classmates

Leslie Leslie Stoops
Class of '74

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Our Cortez High School military alumni are some of the most outstanding people we know and this page recognizes them and everything they have done! Not everyone gets to come home for the holidays and we want our Cortez High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Phoenix are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!