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

Brandon Blankenship
Brandon Blankenship Class of 2000
Navy, 4 Years
Plank owner off the USS Ronald Reagan and Electricians Mate
Captain Mac Westland
Captain Mac Westland Class of 1993
Army Reserves, 13 Years
Mac Westland, CPT, Military Intelligence EMAIL ADDRESS: MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED: Basic Training Total Army Instructor Training Course Warrior Leadership Course Basic Officer Leadership Course MI Officer Basic Course Combatives Trainer Course Level 1 Aerial Sensor Operator Course Company Commander First Sergeant Course Master Resilience Trainer Course MI Captain Career Course National Defense University, Ft McNair Institute for Defense & Business, UNC Chapel Hill US DECORATIONS AND BADGES: Air Medal Army Commendation Medal (3) Army Achievement Medal Army Good Conduct Medal Armed Forces Reserve Medal (M and Hourglass Device) Humanitarian Service Medal National Defense Service Medal (BS) Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Iraq Campaign Medal (BS) Army Service Ribbon Armed Forces Reserve Medal (3) NCO Professional Development Ribbon Joint Meritorious Unit Award (1) German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge Basic Aviation Badge SOURCE OF COMMISSION: Direct Commission (August 2008)
Harold Martin
Harold Martin Class of 1991
Army, 11 Years
A lot of blood, sweat and tears.
Jeffrey Costa
Jeffrey Costa Class of 2004
Marine Corps, 8 Years
Was based in Jacksonville NC.
Jeremy Gilbert
Jeremy Gilbert Class of 1999
Army, 8 Years
8years three deployments Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom
John M. Slusser II
John M. Slusser II Class of 1981
Air Force, 11 Years
Got caught in the early 90s reduction in force program, really had plans of staying but it was great while it lasted.
Johnnie C. Landram III
Johnnie C. Landram III Class of 1986
Air Force, 20+ Years
Grand Forks AFB, ND (1988-1994) Dyess AFB, TX (1994-2003) Ramstein AB, Germany (2003-2009) Charleston AFB, SC (2009-present)
Katherine Howe Jones
Katherine Howe Jones Class of 1969
Air Force, 4 Years
Served as a JAG Officer from 1978-1982. Stationed at 438 AFB/JA, McGuire AFB, NJ.
Kristen DuPont
Kristen DuPont Class of 2006
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Field Radio Operator
Linwod Stull
Linwod Stull Class of 1988
Air Force, 17 Years
Looking forward to retirement
Michael Broughman
Michael Broughman Class of 1995
Air Force, 19 Years
MSgt Michael Broughman is married to his wife Mary Frances and had three children. He is currently Stationed at Eglin AFB, Florida where he directs the Anesthesia department at the 96 Medical Group. He served in a special duty position as a flight medic for 13 years, completing 6 deployment tours, totalling 3 years of combat experience, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn. For his sustained performance and delivery of medical care to hundreds of critically injured patients he has been awarded the Air Medal and 2 Aerial Acheivements for meritorious service during combat. He has also been awarded the Defense Meritiorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal and 2 Air Force Commendation Medals and the Military Volunteer Medal. He has received over 10 performance awards including the 2014 Senior Non-Commisioned Officer of the Year for the 96 Medical Group. He has also excelled in education receiving his Associates in Healthcare Science, a Bachelors of Science in Healtcare Administration Management (Magna Cum Laude), a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management (w/honors), and was recently accepted into the Naval Post Graduate School to specializing in Healthcare Simulation and Modeling.
michael johns
michael johns Class of 2005
Marine Corps, 2 Years
Phillip  Hall
Phillip Hall Class of 2000
Army, 3 Years
have served one 15month tour in Iraq currently stationed in Ft Stewart GA
Richard Sirry
Richard Sirry Class of 1989
Army, 20+ Years
Served Gulf War, OEF/OIF
SSgt Eric Kitt
SSgt Eric Kitt Class of 2002
Air Force, 5 Years
Served one 7 month tour Baghdad, Iraq, 10 month tour Camp Bucca, Iraq and 6 month tour in Karshi Khanabad, Uzebekistan. Looking forward to getting out and being a Civilian Cop..

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