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

Aaron Blanton
Aaron Blanton Class of 1990
Army, 15 Years
Active duty for seven years as a Military Police Officer, short break for civilian police training, and current member of Arkansas National Guard with tours to following locations like Saudi, Honduras, Panama, Haiti, Cuba, Bosnia, Iraq X 2.
Andrew McCain
Andrew McCain Class of 1982
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Enlisted out of high school, aviation supply clerk, commissioned 1987, Ch 53E pilot, T34C IP, Motor Transport Company Commander Marine Corps Reserves. Presently back on active duty, LtCol Marine Forces Pacific Headquarters Command, Camp Smith Hawaii
Andrew Tucker
Andrew Tucker Class of 1993
Army, 4 Years
Stationed at Ft. Bliss-TX, Bad Kreuznach-Germany, Camp Bondsteel-Kosovo
Art Burke
Art Burke Class of 1979
Navy, 20+ Years
What a Blast
Barbara G. Strahl
Barbara G. Strahl Class of 1986
Navy, 20+ Years
I retired from the U.S Navy in Feb 2012. I was a Parachute Rigger. I was stationed in Moffett Field, CA, Pensacola, FL, Guam, Jacksonville, FL, and San Diego, CA. I deployed nine times around the world on land and at sea. I loved every minute of it!
billy b. johnson
billy b. johnson Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years
uijongbu korea...66-67-68..lineman & cable splicer....had a blast....met some unforgettable boys, eye opening experience, explored an old machine gun bunker, discarded 1st cav. tank. crossed 38 th parrell, got a new appreciation for america, exited as sp/5 e-5.
Brenda Binegar
Brenda Binegar Class of 1992
Army, 4 Years
Served in the medical corp as a xray technition
Brenda Binegar(Massey)
Brenda Binegar(Massey) Class of 1992
Army, 5 Years
91P x-ray tech
Brian Dumal
Brian Dumal Class of 2002
Army, 10 Years
Honorably Discharged as a Sergeant/Intelligence Analyst. 2 Tours with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division in Iraq, 1 Tour with 3rd Army (USARCENT) in Kuwait, Exercises in Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia.
Chad Mielke
Chad Mielke Class of 2008
Navy, 6 Years
Home on leave visiting family.
Charles Manor
Charles Manor Class of 1972
Army, 20+ Years
U.S.Army. Served in medical field. Retired as First Sergeant (1996). Airborne Badge, Senior Parachutist Master Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Halo Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge. Served; 13th Coscom, 1st Cav Div, 82nd Airborne Division, 101st Air Assault Division, 2nd Armored Division, 24th Infantry Division, 1st Armored Division, Special Forces School, 232nd Medical Battalion.
Christa Neill
Christa Neill Class of 1994
Navy, 11 Years
USNA Grad; COMMO on FLETCHER in Pearl; STRIKE on CDS 15, Bahrain; DC Intern, Pentagon; OPS on FITZGERALD in Japan; OPS on LAKE ERIE in HI; Section Chief US Embassy, Bahrain.
Christopher Phillips
Christopher Phillips Class of 2000
Air Force, 4 Years
Computer and Communications Systems Controller
David Ford
David Ford Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years
Served as Quartermaster for 28 years progressing through the Enlisted ranks and reaching E9. Retired as a Master Chief Quartermaster. Not very many of them in the Navy!
David Ford
David Ford Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years
Served as a Quartermaster and was promoted through the ranks to E-9. After 28 years I retired from the military.
David Hicks
David Hicks Class of 1983
Navy, 20+ Years
I joined the US Navy just after graduating in 1983. I became a Cryptologic Technician and served in Pensacola, FL., Naples Italy, Rota Spain, Pearl Harbor, HI., and Whidby Island, WA. I retired in 2003. It was an amazing adventure.
Dustin P Dixon
Dustin P Dixon Class of 2002
Army, 4 Years
station 4 yrs, Ft. Campbell KY
James Babb
James Babb Class of 1985
Navy, 20+ Years
Retired Navy Senior Chief. Active Duty 061785-063011.
jenny callaway
jenny callaway Class of 2002
Army, 6 Years
Pilot of the Blackhawk- WO2
John Provost
John Provost Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years
24+ years service in the US Army. Retired recently as the Chief of Training and Assessment for the U.S. Army Recruiting Command. Currently working as a Government Contractor for the U.S. Army Cadet Command (ROTC).

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Joe Elam
Class of '96

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