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

Alan Vervaeke
Alan Vervaeke Class of 1978
Navy, 10 Years
Left as an Electronics Technician 1st Class (E-6) Served on the USS John Marshall (SSBN-611), the USS Bainbridge (CGN-25), and USS Acadia (AD-42). Finished with a tour at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts.
Bruce Belt
Bruce Belt Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years
US ARmy Signal Officer
Charles Pitt
Charles Pitt Class of 2004
Navy, 2 Years
Serving in Guam as a MA at the moment, leaving here shortly to pick up k0 MWD school
David Dell
David Dell Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years
Stationed in Japan part of the time but most of the years were spent in Las Vegas, NV
Dawn Koutch
Dawn Koutch Class of 1974
Air Force, 20+ Years
Hereford thru 9th Grade, graduated Dulaney 74. 20 year career, Dental Hygenist 74-86, HS/College Recruiter 86-90, Physician Recruiter 90-94. Best AF Memories: Selected for both the Women's All-Air Force Bowling and Softball Teams - 1980-s & 90's.
E. Robert (Bob) Payne
E. Robert (Bob) Payne Class of 1966
Navy, 4 Years
Passed away on May 1, 2009
ELMER L MENTZELL Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 3 Years
Served 68-70.Did a tour in Viet Nam Serving in Northern I Corp with the 1st Engineer Battalion
James E. Thompson
James E. Thompson Class of 1963
Air Force, 4 Years
1965-1969 Air Traffic Control Radar Tech Main duty station Dover AFB with assignments at San Antonio TX, Biloxi MS, Rome NY and Valdosta GA
Jason Michael Wingeart
Jason Michael Wingeart Class of 1998
Army, 16 Years
Currently a Major at Fort Stewart, Georgia; to work in HR at Fort Knox, Kentucky in summer 2018.
Jeff Niner
Jeff Niner Class of 1975
Navy, 20+ Years
- 1979 Naval Academy Graduate (BSc Mechanical Engineering/3 years Cross County/Track) - 1997 Naval War College Graduate (MA in International Security Affairs). - 2001-02 Federal Executive Fellow (Council on Foreign Relations in New York). - 28 years as Surface Warfare Officer (10 overseas deployments of over 6 months to six continents and 87 countries), including: - 3 Years on loan to Royal Navy teaching at Britania Royal naval College - 2 years as captain of guided missile frigate. - 1+ years as destroyer squadron commodore. - 2 years as deputy commander of 6500 Sailors/Marines of Expeditionary Strike Group THREE (deployed to Iraq/Northern Gulf in 2004) - Retired 2006.
Jim Norris
Jim Norris Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years
21 Years 6 Months 3 Days on Active Duty 1977-1987 Dyess AFB, TX 1987-1990 Loring AFB, ME 1990-1992 Carswell AFB, TX 1992-1994 Dyess AFB, TX 1994-1998 McConnell AFB, KS 2000-Present Scott AFB, IL (Civil Service)
Joe Kessler
Joe Kessler Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served in Viet Nam,Thailand and Italy. In the US I was stationed in Texas,Florida,Washington state and Minnesota. After 9/11 I set set up and managed an alert site site at Langley AFB Va with F16 aircraft. We flew combat control missions over Washington DC 24/7. Temporary duty in Canada,Panama and Curacao/Antilles.
John David Wingeart
John David Wingeart Class of 1995
Army, 18 Years
Graduated 1999 U.S. Military Academy at West Point; Aviation Branch, Black Hawk helicopters Currently Lieutenant Colonel, taking command at Ft. Bliss, Texas in spring of 2018.
Joyce Smith
Joyce Smith Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years
Information management technician
Joyce smith
Joyce smith Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years
Information management technician
Larry w. Davis
Larry w. Davis Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years
Sept. 1966 to Sept.1970 Spent 1968 in Vietnam. Spent a tour i n Korea in 1969. Discharge as a Staff Sergeant 1970
Lee A. Phillips
Lee A. Phillips Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years
United States Military Academy-Class of 77 20+ years as an Infantry Officer/Acquisition Project Manager Assignments at: 3rd Armored Division Germany 78-81 FT Benning Ga 77-78, 81-84; 89-93 FT Monmouth NJ 85-89 RedStome Arsenal Al 93-95 USSOCOM MacDill AFB FL 95-99 Served with great Infantry assingments as well Project Management Positions.
Lindsay David Harris
Lindsay David Harris Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired from the US Air Force after serving 30 years. Retired as an Chief Master Sgt.(E-9), highest enlisted rank attainable. Chief Master Sergeant Lindsay D. Harris served as 412th Maintenance Group Chief Enlisted Manager, Edwards Air Force Base, California. He was the lead maintenance and manpower advisor to the 412th Maintenance Group Commander on matters concerning placement and utilization of all enlisted members assigned to the maintenance group. Chief Harris entered the Air Force in 1976 for training as a crew chief on single and dual engine aircraft. Upon completion of training, he was assigned as a crew chief on the T-37 Tweet aircraft at Randolph AFB, Texas. In 1978, he relocated to Hahn Air Base, Germany, where he was a crew chief on the F-4E Phantom. Upon return to the United States in 1980, he elected to cross-train into the Environmental Systems career field. Upon completion of training, Chief Harris was assigned to Patrick Air Force Base, Florida as a Hydraulic and Environmental System Technician. During this time, he worked on OV-10 Bronco and 0V2-A Skymaster aircraft. In 1984, Chief Harris was reassigned to Beale Air Force Base, California. As an Electro-Environmental Systems Technician he was qualified on the SR-71 Blackbird, T-38 Talon, U2/TR-1 Dragon Lady and KC-135 Strato-tanker aircraft. It was during this assignment, he was deployed to Saudi Arabia (in support of Operation Desert Shield), Okinawa, Japan, Kunsan AB Korea, and Zaragoza, Spain. After spending over 9 years at Beale, he was assigned to McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. While at McConnell, he was assigned as the B-1B Lancer Electro-Environmental Systems Supervisor and the Logistics Operation Flight Superintendent. In May of 1997, Chief Harris was assigned to Edwards Air Force Base. During this tour he has fulfilled duties as an F-15 Eagle Production Superintendent, F-15 Maintenance Manager, Shadow Aircraft Maintenance Superintendent, F-16 Maintenance Superintendent, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Maintenance Superintendent and the position he retired at as the 412th Maintenance Group Chief Enlisted Manager. Chief Master Sergeant Harris is married to the former Miranda Tyson. Chief Harris also has a daughter, Alexis, a graduate of the University of South Florida. EDUCATION: 1997 USAF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Gunter AFB, Alabama 1996 Associates Degree in Aircraft Maintenance Technology, Community College of the Air Force 1985 Strategic Air Command Noncommissioned Officer Academy, March AFB, California 1982 NCO Leadership School, Tyndall AFB, Florida 1980 NCO Preparatory School, Patrick AFB, Florida 1977 Airman Leadership Course, Hahn AB, Germany
Lownetta Bowser Bull
Lownetta Bowser Bull Class of 1980
Air Force, 8 Years
Ramstein AB Germany 83 - 86 Seymour Johnson AFB NC 86 - 89 Lajes AF Azores 89 -91
Matt McKaig
Matt McKaig Class of 1992
Army, 4 Years
US Army from 1992-1993. Guard of Honor, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 1993-1996.

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