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

Austin Miles
Austin Miles Class of 2008
Air Force, 6 Years
Joined the Air Force in 2008 and signed up for 6 years. Currently stationed at Andrews AFB
Charles R. Lewis Jr.
Charles R. Lewis Jr. Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years
MSG Infantry/Operations VN era, Bradley Master Gunner, Drill Sgt, ROTC Instr (Univ of Richmond), Ft Hood TX, Ft Dix NJ, Ft Carson CO, Ft Benning GA, Ft Riley KS
Chris Conner
Chris Conner Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years
Special Forces Colonel currently commanding the 5th Special Forces Group. Commisioned in 1984 as an Armor officer. Went to Special Forces in 1988. Desert Storm, other Middle East, Iraqi Freedom (on 3rd tour) and Central Asia experience .
Christopher Duane Snapp
Christopher Duane Snapp Class of 1987
Army, 20+ Years
Sergeant First Class (SFC) Christopher Duane Snapp United States Army Infantry ( Ret.). First served in the Winchester Va, Army National Guard 29 INF DIV from Nov 1986 - May 1989. Intered the Active Army in July 1989 until his retirement on Jan 1, 2011. SFC Snapp has served as a Team Leader, Squad Leader, Weapons Squad Leader, Drill Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Acting First Sergeant, and S-3 OPNS NCO. His tours of duty have been at Ft Campbell KY, Korea, Panama, Ft Benning GA, Germany, Ft Drum NY, and Iraq (Aug 2006-Nov 2007). His awards, 2 MSM, 6 ARCOM, 12 AAM, 1 JMUA, 6 GCM, 2 NDSM,1 KDSM, 1 ICM-CS, 1 GWTSM, 1HSM, 3 NCOPD, 1MOVSM, 4 OSR, 1 Air ASSTBAD, 1 EIB, 1 DSIDBAD. He is currently working as a Government Contractor for TRADOC HQ INCOPD at Ft Eustis, Virginia 23604.
Daniel Wheeler
Daniel Wheeler Class of 1971
Navy, 20+ Years
Various assignements world wide. Two years in Sardinia, Italy, Two years in Corpus Christi Tx. Two years in Mayport (Jacksonville) Fl., Six years in Norfolk, Va. Ten years in San Diego, Ca.
Dave Jenkins
Dave Jenkins Class of 1967
Air Force, 4 Years
Dave Jenkins
Dave Jenkins Class of 1967
Air Force, 4 Years
Security Police 1968-69 Oxnard AFB Camarillo CA 1969-1970 Langley AFB Hampton VA 1970-1971 Shu Lin Kou AS Taipei Taiwan 1971-1972 Kadena AFB Okinawa 2 TDY's to Vietnam 1971-72
David "Ted" Dillard
David "Ted" Dillard Class of 1974
Army, 12 Years
Started in USAF, assigned to the White House Communications Agency, (joint service unit) 1974, left in 78 to join the Army!! Got out in 1987! Still working for Uncle Sam, 35 years completed!
DAVID JENKINS Class of 1967
Air Force, 4 Years
Combat Security Police Vietnam 71-72
Donald Eugene Ritter, Sr.
Donald Eugene Ritter, Sr. Class of 1975
Navy, 4 Years
Served on the USS Saratoga, 3 Med. Cruises, Boatswain's Mate
Donny Thornton
Donny Thornton Class of 1986
Navy, 5 Years
Navy Corpsman (Orhtopaedic Tech): San Diego Balboa Hospital Oakland Oak Knoll Hospital Operation Provide Promise (6 months in Croatia and Bosnia in 1994)
Elwood M. Wolfe  {Sonny}
Elwood M. Wolfe {Sonny} Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years
Vietnam 68-69 67-70 years
Gordon Valentine
Gordon Valentine Class of 1991
Air Force, 4 Years
Achievement Medal, (1oak leaf), SrA Below-the-Zone, Operation Dessert Storm (Saudi), Istris France.
Helen Patton Myres
Helen Patton Myres Class of 1992
Army, 9 Years
Captain in the Military Intelligence Branch of the U.S. Army
jason weatherholtz
jason weatherholtz Class of 1991
Army, 16 Years
U.S. Army Ranger First Sergeant
Jesse Meeks Jr.
Jesse Meeks Jr. Class of 1991
Navy, 3 Years
Joan Alderman Allen
Joan Alderman Allen Class of 1973
Navy, 10 Years
USN Aircrewman VP-30 , Navy Achievement Medal, Ilustrator Draftsman(FASO) E-6 Designation
Joe Bowers
Joe Bowers Class of 1961
Navy, 20+ Years
US Navy AWC (aircrew) '61--'70 Enlisted in US Coast Guard Reserve - retired 2003
Matthew Phelps
Matthew Phelps Class of 1987
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Retired September 2007 as a Gunnery Sergeant
Melanie F. Campbell
Melanie F. Campbell Class of 1993
Army, 15 Years
15 years of active service as Preventive Medicine Technician. Served in Ft. Bragg, NC, Camp Casey, Korea, Ft. Drum, NY, Ft. Buchanan, Puerto Rico, Ft. Meade, MD, Wuerzburg, Germany. Participated in Operation Uphold and Maintain Democracy, Haiti "94.

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Class of '08

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