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

(S)MSgt (E-8)  William Deakin
(S)MSgt (E-8) William Deakin Class of 1987
Air Force, 19 Years
Heavy Repair Superintendent. Station in Germeny for 2 years, Ohio for 6 years, Italy for 8 years and now in New Mexico for the last 3 years. Deployed to Kuwait and Qatar. The AF is awesome, I won't have changed a thing.
Brice N. Jenson
Brice N. Jenson Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years
I entered the Army during the Viet Nam War, and later served for Walter Reed Army Medical Center as Chief of Podiatric Medicine in its Pentagon Clinic. Affer I left active duty, I continued on at the Pentagon Clinic as a civilian foot surgeon. My patients came right out of my history books including Gen. Maxwell Taylor, Heisman Trophy winner Gen. Pete Dawkins. Gen. Colin Powell, Gen. Norman Swarzkopf, Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinbeger. LTC Oliver North, and 4 Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. During Operation Deseret Storm I was sent to the Ft. Hood, Texas Hospital to be chief of their Podiatry Section. I also have visited the Oval Office in the White House several times. When I studied World History at Hillcrest High, I never thought that one day I would meet so many of the famous people that I was learning about. It was a dream fulfilled.
Carl Templin
Carl Templin Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served 22 years with assignments as a minuteman missile combat crew commander (1975-1979), logistics contracting officer (1979-1985), PhD student (1985-1988), faculty member at the Air Force Institute of Technology (1988-1995), B-1 Bomber logistics contracting branch chief (1995-1996), AF Liaison Officer for host nation support to Saudi Arabia (1996), B2 Bomber logistics contracting branch chief (1996-1997).
Danny Ray Gilbert, Jr.
Danny Ray Gilbert, Jr. Class of 2002
Army, 6 Years
I have served as a Combat Medic in the Army sense 2009. After a 12 month tour in Iraq, I decided to advance my career in the military. I completed my associates and looked to further my education. I am currently in a Green-to-Gold program it order to become an Army Officer.
Eric John Whiting
Eric John Whiting Class of 1987
National Guard, 20+ Years
I was deployed to service in the" War on Terror" in Iraq for sixteen months. I have seen so much. Our brigade helped build a school and helped the locals with medical care. My amazing spouse was able
LTC Dixon Dykman
LTC Dixon Dykman Class of 1987
Army, 17 Years
Served as an Army aviator and Operations Analyst at FT Bragg, NC; FT Rucker, AL; Montery, CA; FT Knox, KY; Wiesbaden, Germany; and Tikrit, Iraq.
MSgt Dave Graham (Ret.)
MSgt Dave Graham (Ret.) Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years
I served for 10 years on active duty and 21 years in the Reserves. Maxwell AFB, AL (3 yrs), San Vito, Italy (4 yrs), Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX (3 yrs), Carswell JRB, TX (6 yrs), Hill AFB, UT (12 yrs).
SMSgt Mark E. Ward
SMSgt Mark E. Ward Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years
Superintendent, Materiel Control, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Nellis AFB NV
spc Connor Hofmann
spc Connor Hofmann Class of 2007
Army, 3 Years
deployed in 2010-2011 afghanistan
Steven Tobler
Steven Tobler Class of 1980
Coast Guard, 20+ Years
Served as an Electrician stationed at various units in California, Washington and Alaska as an Electrician.
Thomas J. Wenner
Thomas J. Wenner Class of 1981
National Guard, 20+ Years
Various positions, duties and units culminating with Battalion Command Sergeant Major and Project Command Sergeant Major (currently)

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Mr. Bruce Takeno passed away

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