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 Reed Vela
Alfred Reed Vela
Class of 1998
Marine Corps, 13 Years

Medically retired SSgt served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Motor Transportation Mechanic Chief
Alison Blair Powell
Alison Blair Powell
Class of 2002
Army, 2 Years

Active Duty
Brian Allen
Brian Allen
Class of 1998
Army, 9 Years

Now a Staff Sergeant, Brian Allen works as a Switch Systems Supervisor in the 1st Cavalry Division. He is responsible for the installation and maintenance of IP-based networks to ensure that ground forces can effectively communicate.
Dana O’Brien
Dana O’Brien
Class of 2013
Navy, 3 Years

Serving in the US Navy since January 2015 and currently stationed in Hawaii!
Dana O’Brien
Dana O’Brien
Class of 2013
Navy, 3 Years

A year after leaving high school, I joined the Navy as intel and I’m currently serving in Hawaii!
Greg Collins
Greg Collins
Class of 1995
Navy, 10 Years

Has has deployed to all areas in the world. To the middle east 5 times and have been stationed onboard both the USS Elliot and USS Ronald Reagan. GO NAVY!!!
Ian Smith
Ian Smith
Class of 1997
Army, 14 Years

Still serving...Combat Medic, Respiratory Therapist, working wherever the Army takes me. Varied Supervisory roles in charge of Hospital Clinics and Departments. Also, worked taking care of our Wounded Vets during their transition, also was an instructor for Respiratory Therapist.
Jeremiah Christy
Jeremiah Christy
Class of 1997
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Served in the Marine Corps from California all the way to Kosovo.
Justin Hendricks
Justin Hendricks
Class of 2011
Navy, 2 Years

Submariner
Kaelyn Emmitt
Kaelyn Emmitt
Class of 2006
Navy, 8 Years

AT3(AW) .. Aviation Electronics Technician aboard the USS Ronald Reagan CVN76 out of San Diego, CA. 4 years active, 4 inactive. Deployed 3 times with OEF.
Keith G. Manning
Keith G. Manning
Class of 1995
Navy, 10 Years

Lt. Commander ,Mobile Bay , San Diego.
Kevin Eri
Kevin Eri
Class of 2005
Marine Corps, 6 Years

USMC 2005 to current and future!
Kolja Artigliere
Kolja Artigliere
Class of 2002
Navy, 2 Years

Hospital Corpsman served with 2nd Batallion 4th Marines, the Magnificent Bastards....
Marlene Prendergast
Marlene Prendergast
Class of 1997
Army, 2 Years

91b10, served 2 years. Stationed in Wiesbaden Germany in the 557th ground ambulance company. Honorably discharged after suffering severe injury by a fellow soldier. Now lives in Lakeland, Fl with her husband and daughter.
Paul (Chris) Ogilvie
Paul (Chris) Ogilvie
Class of 1995
Army, 5 Years

Has served two years in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Also Served one year in South Korea at Camp Page
Scott Speizer
Scott Speizer
Class of 1998
Navy, 4 Years

Hospital Corpsman, has served with VMA 214, a Marine attack squadron and has served with navy clinics in different parts of the country.
Shannon Moran
Shannon Moran
Class of 1996
Marine Corps, 5 Years

Served with HMH-461 as a CH-53E helicopter mechanic and crewchief. I took various detachments all over the country as well as a 6 month tour aboard the USS Nassau in 1999-2000 in the Mediterranean Sea and also participated in the Kosovo campaign against Yugoslavia in 2000. Honorably discharged in 2001 and returned to Lakeland.
Shaun Christy
Shaun Christy
Class of 2001
Army, 8 Years

Currently serving in Military Intelligence, having deployed in OIF 1, OIF 3, and OEF
Wade Prevatt
Wade Prevatt
Class of 1994
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Security Force Battalion Anti Tank Assault and Demolitions

Classmates Spotlight

George Jenkins High School Classmates

Jessica Jeffers
Class of '00

Alumni Stories

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School News

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Our George Jenkins 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 George Jenkins High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Lakeland are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!