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

Brian D. (Gunner) Burke
Brian D. (Gunner) Burke Class of 1984
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served: Desert Storm, Desert Calm, Operations Southern Watch, Operation Northern Watch, Operation Noble Eagle, Operation Enduring Freedom, Three tours of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Charles Brackney
Charles Brackney Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years
26 years as a Naval Flight Officer flying F-14 Tomcats all around the world. Retiring from the Navy in 2009 and planning to work as a program manager in the aerospace industry.
David Fier
David Fier Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years
Done things went places.
David S. Waller
David S. Waller Class of 1997
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Eric Zacharda
Eric Zacharda Class of 1990
Navy, 11 Years
I currently am attached to the USS Jeferson City, a 688I attack submarine, based out of San Diego.
jake lindquist
jake lindquist Class of 1999
Army, 8 Years
Iraq war veteran serving 8 years with the 88th RRC.
Jeff Wolsieffer
Jeff Wolsieffer Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years
From Port and Cape Canaveral to ONTC closure.
Jim Vertein
Jim Vertein Class of 1983
Air Force, 4 Years
Security Police, Grand Forks Air Force Base
Joan Hancock
Joan Hancock Class of 1977
Army, 8 Years
Army Band
Kathleen M. Heisler
Kathleen M. Heisler Class of 1980
Army, 14 Years
Military Police, Signal Officer
Lt Col Clark Knudsen
Lt Col Clark Knudsen Class of 1981
Air Force, 20+ Years
Air Force pilot flying world-wide missions. T-38 Instructor/Evaluator pilot C-141 Aircraft Commander/Instructor Retired with 23 years of service
Marcus Johnson
Marcus Johnson Class of 1997
Navy, 6 Years
Cryptologic Technician Technical (USN): Detected signals from radars off of Jets/planes, ships, submarines, and missiles.
Paul Mills
Paul Mills Class of 1977
Navy, 20+ Years
Naval Officer, Medical Service Corps , Retired
Rachel Gorst
Rachel Gorst Class of 1985
Navy, 10 Years
Served 10 years from 1991 to 2001 as a Legalman.
Shernie Wilkes
Shernie Wilkes Class of 1974
Air Force, 3 Years
43151C Aircraft Maintenance Specialist 1&2 Jet Engines (crew chief). Inspection, launch and recovery, coordination of specialists, overall maintenance of F-4 Phantom aircraft at Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage AK.
Stephen Schmelz
Stephen Schmelz Class of 1974
Army, 10 Years
101st Airborne, Special Ops, Observer Flight School, Task Force 112, 4-229 Apache Helicopter Battalion. Air Medal for Valor and Heroism, 2 Bronze Stars, Gulf War.
Steve Hanson
Steve Hanson Class of 1977
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Still on active duty (30+) years. Have served in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America.
Tim McDonald
Tim McDonald Class of 1993
Army, 8 Years
Blackhawk Pilot
Tim Nesley
Tim Nesley Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served 26 years in the Air Force. Now living in Washingto DC and working for the Navy as a contractor
Todd Folkestad
Todd Folkestad Class of 1979
Navy, 20+ Years
retired Chief submarines

Classmates Spotlight

Jefferson High School Classmates

Scott Doran
Class of '89

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School News

2006 Alum Stars in Musical Production

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