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

Arnold Silverman
Arnold Silverman Class of 1951
Army, 2 Years
Served in Korea first as forward observer for an 81mm mortar platoon and in time as Gunnery Sergeant.
Arnold Silverman
Arnold Silverman Class of 1947
Army, 2 Years
Forword Observer and gunnery Sergeant for 81mm mprtar platoon in Korea (1951 - 1952)
Charlie Schifano
Charlie Schifano Class of 1963
Air Force, 4 Years
Served from Jun 1965 until Aug 1968. Basic Lackland AFB, Tx Tech training Shepard AFB, TX 1ST assignment Mcguire AFB 1yr, NJ then assigned to the 609 Military Support Squadron, Tachikawa AFB, Japan Had one TDY to Tapei, Kadena, & Saigon that was cancelled. ( God looked after me ). On rotation back to States for my next assignment I was offered an early out which was 10 months 2 weeks early. which I gladly took. During my assignment in Japan I worked in the Protocol section where Iwe handled Full Birds and up and all GS 15's and higher for transport, billeting, & other needs. We also took care of many entertainers who did USO tours, such as Martha Raye, Brenda Lee, Bart Starr, Don Meredith, James Brown and many more. However to me my most important service was to families of the military who had lost someone in action or family member had passed away and we helped the service member with their needs for travel, etc. I do thank God for not putting me in harms way during my time in the USAF.
Charlie Schifano
Charlie Schifano Class of 1963
Air Force, 4 Years
I was blessed not having to go to Viet Nam. I served two years in Japan and the rest stateside. My job was called Protocol where I handled Full Birds and up and GS 15's and higher with travel air and ground, billetting, etc. Also handled groups on USO tours throughout the far east. Had a great tour of service.
CLARENCE GREEN Class of 1966
Air Force, 5 Years
Dennis Cantrella
Dennis Cantrella Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years
Dennis Cantrella retired from miitary service in 1999 with 32 years of service both active and reserve. During his Vietnam tours his served with NSA Danang, Kilo co 3-1. His military awards include the National Defence Medal, Vietnan Serive Medal, Vietnaman Campage Medal with FMF Combat Ing and Bronze Star, Vietnam cross of Gallantry, Vietnam Civil Action Medal , Combat Actions rebbion, Naval Unit Citition, 2 Meritorius Service Medals . Dennis Cantrella now lives in Bergenfield New Jersey
DICKSON C. BROWN Class of 1963
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Edwin Domingo
Edwin Domingo Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years
Colonel Edwin C. Domingo assumed command of the United States Army Garrison, Fort Buchanan on 20 June 2007. Colonel Domingo graduated from Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City, New Jersey with a BA in Psychology and subsequently was commissioned as Second Lieutenant of Field Artillery. His professional military education includes: Field Artillery Basic and Advanced Officers Course, Civil Affairs Advanced Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College. He holds a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College. Colonel Domingo’s past service has included assignments as Fire Direction, 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery, Republic of Korea; Platoon Leader and Battalion S-4, 1st Battalion, 13th Field artillery, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Assistant Division Artillery S-4, Headquarters, 24th Division Artillery, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Battalion Fire Support officer, Service Battery Commander and Battalion Motor Officer, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, Kirchgoens, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Kuwait; Brigade Installation Coordinator, Headquarters, 1st Brigade, 3rd Armored Division, Kirchgoens, Germany; Plans and Training Officer, Readiness Group Buchanan, Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico; Battalion S-4, 1687th Logistics Support Battalion, 6th Brigade (Field Exercise), 87th Division (Exercise), Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico; Assistant Brigade S-2/S-3, Headquarters, 6th Brigade (Field Exercise), 87th Division (Exercise), Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico; Training Analysts for Futures and Automation Branch and Executive Officer for Training Division, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, United States Army Reserve Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia; Chief of Unit Mobilization, Operations, Readiness and Mobilization Directorate, Office of the Deputy Chief Of Staff G-3, Department of the Army, the Pentagon; Action Officer, Crisis Action Team Chief, Chief Global Force Management Division, and Senior Army Reserve Advisor, Directorate for Operations, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff J-3, Pentagon; Chief Of Mobilization Operations and Army Force Advisor, Directorate for Logistics, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff J-4, Pentagon. COL Domingo’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Southwest Asia Campaign Medal with three Bronze Service Star, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia and Kuwait), National Defense Ribbon with bronze service star, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with hour glass, Korea Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Valorous Unit Award, the Parachutist Badge, the Army Staff Identification Badge and the Joint Chiefs Of Staff Identification Badge. .
Guillermo A. Da Costa Gomez
Guillermo A. Da Costa Gomez Class of 1981
Air Force, 20+ Years
Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Craftsman on the F-5E, F-15A, B, C, D , OA-37B, F-15E Strike Eagle, C-130E and whatever else came my way. Stationed in Panama, United Kingdom and Okinawa, Japan. Long story short...
Jim Brennan
Jim Brennan Class of 1955
Army, 8 Years
105mm Howitzer Chief of firing battery Forth Chaffee,.. Forth Smifh, Ark. ..
JOSEPH J GIOIA JR Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years
VIETNAM 1966/1968
Juan Cruz
Juan Cruz Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Motor T Mech./ Machine Gunner
Kenneth VanDerSluis
Kenneth VanDerSluis Class of 1962
Air Force, 4 Years
Served from Oct. 1964 to Oct. 1968. First assignment after tech school was Dover AFB, Del. Next assignment was Thule AB, Greenland, which was unique to say the least. Came back from Thule and spent the next six months at Lockourne AFB, Ohio before my discharge and return home to NJ.
Louis Ronan
Louis Ronan Class of 1968
Air Force, 3 Years
sergent .Da Nang ,Viet Nam .M113/V100 crew base security
MICHAEL ERCOLE Class of 1958
Navy, 4 Years
Graduated June 1958 , went i Navy August 1958 Great Lakes ILL> 1958-1958 USS Cascade AD16 1958-58 USS William R. Rush DDR714 1958- 1961 USS Amphibious Base Little Creek VA, 1961-1962 Us Naval Reserves 1962-1971
Rick M. Hanna
Rick M. Hanna Class of 1987
Army, 20+ Years
Serving Army Strong for 22 years! Hooah!
Tom Brown
Tom Brown Class of 1963
Air Force, 4 Years
2 years--communications 2 years--playing basketball for SAC 8th Air Force
Tom D. Brown
Tom D. Brown Class of 1963
Air Force, 4 Years
December 1963-1967 Non-Morse Intercept Oper. Communications Center Specialist Accounting & Finance Specialist last 2 1/2 years assigned 8th Air Force Basketball Team---Ramey AFB, Puerto Rico
Tom Taverney
Tom Taverney Class of 1963
Air Force, 20+ Years
Spent 38 years in the Air Force, primarily in the Space mission.
Valery Samoilow
Valery Samoilow Class of 1973
Army, 3 Years
US ARMY Air Traffic Controller

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Class of '85

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