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

Class of 0
, Years
Ajay Liebelt
Ajay Liebelt Class of 1988
Navy, 4 Years
I went into the Navy right after graduating from 1988-1992. I was stationed in Yokuska Japan right after boot camp for a few years. I was also over in Desert Storm. My last year was in San Diego.
Barbara (Bonine) Holcomb
Barbara (Bonine) Holcomb Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years
28 years, Army Nurse, Brigadier General; currently serving as Commanding General, Southern Regional Medical Command, Ft Sam Houston, TX. Deployed 1990-1991 Desert Shield/Desert Storm; 2002 Former Yugoslavic Republic of Macedonia; 2010-2011 Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn.
Bernard Brendt
Bernard Brendt Class of 1964
Navy, 20+ Years
Retired as a Master Chief Petty Officer after 30 years of naval service.
Carla M. Lawrence
Carla M. Lawrence Class of 1978
National Guard, 20+ Years
I started out my military career in the Active Duty Army, basic training at Fort Jackson, SC and AIT (31M- field radio operator) at Fort Gordon, GA. After graduating, I was stationed overseas, Cambria Fritsch Kasern,, Darmstadt Germany, for 30 months and after active duty, joined the Army National Guard, serving in several units across Montana, but assigned to HQs in Helena for most of my tour in the National Guard. While in the ARNG, I obtained an administrative MOS as well as an MOS as a legal assistant in the JAG section reaching the rank of SSG (E-6), and then attending warrant officer candidate school at Fort Rucker, AL to become a warrant and retired as a CW3 in 2004.
Cerie Kimball
Cerie Kimball Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years
Quartermaster Officer
Chris Meidinger
Chris Meidinger Class of 1983
Army, 4 Years
I joined right after graduation, then added airborne training and spent almost all four years in Germany in the 1st Armor Division.
David Wheeler Jr.
David Wheeler Jr. Class of 1987
Army, 10 Years
I served in the US Army from 1987 - 1995 I worked in Wire system Insaller (telephone Tech) I also served during Dessert Sheild and Dessert Storm. I received the Good Conduct Medal and Army Commadation Medal.
Dax VanFossen
Dax VanFossen Class of 1996
Navy, 5 Years
Operations Specialist Second Class---Aboard the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln CVN-72 Aircraft Carrier From 1997 to 2001. Made two Deployments to the Persian Gulf, prior to the Iraq War.
Navy, 10 Years
Ed Littleton
Ed Littleton Class of 1965
Navy, 20+ Years
Enlisted in 1968. Served enlisted career as Data Systems Technician. Then entered a commissionsing program and graduated from Univ. Of Washington with a BS in Oceanography and commission as an Ensign in 1975. Served on submarines and other posts. Last duty station was as Officer in Charge of Mitchel Field in Garden City, New York. Retired with 20 years service in 1988.
Erik Homme
Erik Homme Class of 1987
Army, 20+ Years
Montana Army National Guard 1986-1991 Washington Army National Guard 1991-1996 Minnesota Army National Guard 1996-present Active Duty in Minnesota since 1991 Mobilized in 2012 in support of OEF (Afghanistan)
James R Thompson II (Jim)
James R Thompson II (Jim) Class of 1961
Air Force, 20+ Years
Jason Orthman
Jason Orthman Class of 1989
National Guard, 18 Years
Served in IRAQ 2008, deployed to Italy and Germany
Jeff Newby
Jeff Newby Class of 1989
Army, 18 Years
Desert Shield/ Storm Operation Iraqi Freedom 03-04 Ft Bragg NC Ft Carson CO Ft Hood TX Cp Casey Korea Cp Hovey Korea
Jeremiah Duncan
Jeremiah Duncan Class of 2003
Navy, 5 Years
2 years as SH-60 Helicopter plane captain aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt. 2 and a half years as a U.S. Navy Seabee. Three tours in support of OIF.
Jeremiah Duncan
Jeremiah Duncan Class of 2003
Navy, 5 Years
2 years as SH-60 Helicopter plane captain aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt. 2 and a half years as a U.S. Navy Seabee. Three tours in support of OIF.
Jeremy Orthman
Jeremy Orthman Class of 1995
Army, 12 Years
Currently a Special Agent with Army CID
Jonathan Merikan
Jonathan Merikan Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 6 Years
3 tours in Iraq going to be Cop in Florida now
Josh Stratton
Josh Stratton Class of 1988
Army, 16 Years
active army 1988 till 1997 participated in desert storm. Montana national guard 1998 to present

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