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

Alfred E. Mason, Jr.
Alfred E. Mason, Jr. Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years
I retired as a Colonel in 2001 after 30+ years of service. I started my career flying fighters and finished it leading a large organization that responsible for all the defense contractors west of the Mississippi River.
Bill Robinson
Bill Robinson Class of 1986
Army, 20+ Years
Sapper turned Chaplain...working on being the last guy with a 3RD Armored Divison Combat patch on active duty.
brandon smith
brandon smith Class of 2010
Army Reserves, 6 Years
leaving for qatar in july 2012
Charles Cavaliere
Charles Cavaliere Class of 1977
Navy, 6 Years
Hospital Corpsman/Operating Room Technician Marine Corps Medical Battalion
Charles O'Neil
Charles O'Neil Class of 1988
Air Force, 13 Years
Aerial Port Specialist
Christopher Hansen
Christopher Hansen Class of 1983
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Active duty marine musician. What a terrific ride it's been!!! You gotta love Hawaii!!!!
Christopher Tunison
Christopher Tunison Class of 1998
Army, 10 Years
Long Range Surveilance Radio Operator "In Orbe Terrum Non-Visi" RLTW!!
Craig Ellis
Craig Ellis Class of 1979
Air Force, 6 Years
Military Police
David Ward
David Ward Class of 1978
Army, 10 Years
4 years active Army (Enlisted) 6 years Ohio Army National Guard (Officer)
EARL E. COOLEY
EARL E. COOLEY Class of 1983
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
EARL COOLEY HAS HONORABLY SERVED OUR COUNTRY AND THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORP. HE PARTICIPATED IN BOTH THE PERSIAN GULF WAR AND THE IRAQ WAR. HE WILL BE RETIRNG THIS COMING DECEMBER AS A GUNNERY SEARGENT WITH 20 YEARS. NOT ONLY HAVE I SERVED IN THE MILITARY WITH HIM, HE IS ALSO MYCOUSIN AND MY FRIEND. I AM PROUD TO KNOW HIM. PAUL T. HIGGINS
Elizabeth Nickel
Elizabeth Nickel Class of 1989
National Guard, 20+ Years
Telecommunications, wide variety of AFSCs, deployed to Mosul, Iraq from Aug 04 to Jan 05. Started in Ohio Air Guard, transferred to Maine Air National Guard and finally ended up in the New Hampshire Air National Guard as a MSgt. Served about 8 years of career in AGR positions in Maine and New Hampshire.
Jim Ritter
Jim Ritter Class of 1970
Army Reserves, 20+ Years
Retired in 2004 from combination of 28 years active and reserve duty. Still serving as a DA civilian.
Kemell Sookey
Kemell Sookey Class of 1973
Navy, 20+ Years
Aviation Electronics Technician. Served with VA-27 maintaining the navigation and weapon delivery systems. Deployed on USS Enterprise. Calibration Technician on USS Abraham Lincoln.
kenneth e. fenstermacher
kenneth e. fenstermacher Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years
Sergeant Major, Operation Iraqi Freedom
LaShaunta Cotton- Waller
LaShaunta Cotton- Waller Class of 1997
Air Force, 12 Years
Aircrew Flight Equipment Specialists manage, performs, and schedules inspections, maintenance, and adjustments of assigned aircrew flight equipment (AFE), aircrew chemical defense equipment (ACDE), associated supplies, and inventories assets. Duties performed by these specialists include: Inspects, maintains, packs and adjusts aircrew flight equipment such as flight helmets, oxygen masks, parachutes, flotation devices, survival kits, helmet mounted devices, aircrew night vision and other ocular systems, anti-G garments, aircrew eye and respiratory protective equipment, chemical biological protective oxygen masks and coveralls, and other types of AFE and aircrew chemical defense systems. Repairs fabric and rubber components, including protective clothing, thermal radiation barriers, flotation equipment, and various parachutes. Evaluates problems and determines feasibility of repair or replacement related to inspecting and repairing fabric, rubber equipment, and parachutes. Evaluates work orders for fabrication of authorized items. Installs and removes aircraft-installed AFE. Uses various types of test equipment such as altimeters, oxygen testers, leakage testers, radio testers, and other types of testers to conduct reliability testing on AFE and ACDE. Maintains inspection and accountability documentation on AFE issued to aircrews or prepositioned on aircraft. Job Training Initial Skills Training (Tech School): AF Technical School graduation results in the award of a 3-skill level (apprentice). Following Basic Military Training, initial skills training is provided in a 3-level (apprentice) resident course taught at the 82d Training Group, 361st Training Squadron, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas (65 academic days). During technical school, airmen will be trained on the following: AFE inspection and maintenance procedures; parachute construction; temperature and humidity affects on parachutes and other fabrics; characteristics of rubberized items; solvent, heat, and pressure affects on rubber; proper handling, use, and disposal of hazardous waste, materials, and pyrotechnics; aircrew flight and chemical defense equipment inspections, fitting, and maintenance procedures; supply procedures; principles of contamination control; related technical information, policies, procedures, techniques, and equipment. Certification Training: Upon arrival at the first duty station, airmen are enrolled in upgrade training to the 5-skill level (journeyman). This training is a combination of on-the-job task certification, and enrollment in a correspondance course called a Career Development Course (CDC). Once the airman's trainer(s) have certified that they are qualified to perform all tasks related to that assignment, and once they complete the CDC, including the final closed-book written test, they are upgraded to the 5-skill level, and are considered to be "certified" to perform their job with minimal supervision. For this AFSC, 5-level training averages 15 months. Advanced Training: Upon achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant, airmen are entered into 7-level (craftsman) training. A craftsman can expect to fill various supervisory and management positions such as shift leader, element NCOIC (Noncommissioned Officer in Charge), flight superintendent, and various staff positions. For award of the 9-skill level, individuals must hold the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. A 9-level can expect to fill positions such as flight chief, superintendent, and various staff NCOIC jobs. Average Promotion Times (Time in Service) Airman First Class (E-2): 6 months Senior Airman (E-4): 16 months Staff Sergeant (E-5): 5.09 years Technical Sergeant (E-6): 11.34 years Master Sergeant (E-7): 17.45 years Senior Master Sergeant (E-8): 20.72 years
Leonard Funk
Leonard Funk Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 8 Years
artillary most of service but also served as security at ABU GHRAIB Prison and as a civil affairs NCO during second tour.
Leslie Sue Rodgers
Leslie Sue Rodgers Class of 1974
Navy, 11 Years
USN active 8 years, active reserve 3 years. Petty Officer First Class (CTO1)
Richard Bailey
Richard Bailey Class of 1968
Air Force, 4 Years
Served during Vietnam era. Stationed Maxwell AFB and Osan AFB, Korea, Honorable discharge as Sgt. career fields 29150 & 70250
Robert Tonry
Robert Tonry Class of 1977
Air Force, 4 Years
Security Specialist October 1977 to December 1981 F.E.Warren AFB, Cheyenne Wyoming Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany
Robert Vickers
Robert Vickers Class of 1973
Navy, 20+ Years
Retired after 20+ years of service in Guam, Sicily and various locations here in the US.

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Lisa Welch
Class of '83

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