Military Alumni

Military High School 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

Alex Smith
Alex Smith
Class of 1985
Air Force, 20+ Years

USAF: 1991-PRESENT
Rank: Colonel, O-6
Specialty: Cyberspace Operations
(Updated Sep 2013)
Art Barker
Art Barker
Class of 1976
Army, 13 Years

Attack helicopter pilot, maintenance test pilot, instructor pilot
Arturo G. Andrade
Arturo G. Andrade
Class of 1974
Army, 8 Years

Commissioned 2nd Lt. in 1978 upon graduation from Texas A&I University. Promoted to 1st Lt in 1981 and to Captain in 1983. Served as an Ordnance officer from 1978 to 1986.
Betty Dent
Betty Dent
Class of 1967
Army, 3 Years

Judge Advocate General Corps
Connie Sanchez
Connie Sanchez
Class of 1985
Marine Corps, 4 Years

USMC 1985-1989; USAFR 2000-present
Ernest Riojas
Ernest Riojas
Class of 1985
Navy, 20+ Years

CV 67 USS JOHN F. KENNEDY 1989-1992
George Tovar
George Tovar
Class of 1966
Army, 13 Years

Enlisted end of july 73; completed basic combat training Sep 73; completed advanced individual training Dec 73; served with 8th Psychological Operations Battalion at Fort Bragg, NC, from Dec 73 - Oct 74; attended & graduated from branch immaterial officer's candicate course from Nov 74 - Mar 75; attended & graduated from infantry officer's basic course from Apr - May 75; attended parachutist course from Jun - Jul/Aug 75; assigned to 1st Battalion (Bn), 4th Infantry (Inf) Regiment (Regt) in Aschaffenburg, Germany from Aug 75 - Oct 78; attended & graduated from infantry officer's advanced course from Nov 78 - May 79; served as operational tester with Training and Doctrine Command Combinted Arms Test Activity (TCATA) from Jun 79 - May 87; served wth1st Bn, 9th Inf Regt(Manchus) from Jun 82 - Aug 83; returned to TCATA and served as operational tester from Sep 83 - Dec 86; became temporary hire civilian with TCATA in Feb 87; became permanent Department of the Army Civilian operational tester at what is now known as the US Army Operational Test Command in Mar 88; left USAOTC in Jan 11 to become operational tester with Army Medical Department Board at Fort Sam Houston, where I am currently employed.
Isabel Sandoval Jr
Isabel Sandoval Jr
Class of 1969
Navy, 20+ Years

Chief Petty Officer
James C Chavis II
James C Chavis II
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

I had a variety of assignments with the USAF as a NCO and Officer throughout the world. My last 14 years was as a special agent/criminal investigator for USAF.
James C Chavis II
James C Chavis II
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

I had a variety of assignments with the USAF as a NCO and Officer throughout the world. My last 14 years was as a special agent/criminal investigator for USAF.
James G. Elkins
James G. Elkins
Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired in 1990 after 23 years service as a Master Sergeant.
James Ramos
James Ramos
Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years

Served in Viet Nam, and later in Desert Shield and Desert Storm as an Army Medical Officer, Physician Assistant with the 1st Cavalry Division.
JAVIER A. GONZALEZ
JAVIER A. GONZALEZ
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

Still serving. Twenty-five years this year. Participated in Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom. C5A Crew Chief. Travel world wide every year.
Jesse larralde
Jesse larralde
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

Still serving desert storm Iraqi freedom southern watch F. 16 weapons specialist.
Joe Alfred Correa
Joe Alfred Correa
Class of 1975
Army, 6 Years

Joined in 1977 , served with 7th special forces group at Ft. Bragg, N.C. US PARATROOPER WHO VISITED ECSOTIC PLACES , MET INTERESTING PEOPLE AND NEUTRALIZED THEM
Joe Gomez Jr.
Joe Gomez Jr.
Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years

Serviced our country with pride and honor in country and overseas. God bless America
Kenn
Kenn
Class of 1967
Air Force, 7 Years

spent 6 1/2 years active duty United States Air Force. Primary job function: ground radio operator with one year serving as a Security Policeman. Served 1 1/2 years initially stateside; basic training at Lackland AFB, tech school at Keesler AFB (Biloxi, MS), and Altus AFB, OK. Served 1 tour in Vietnam detached to 9th ROK (Republic of Korea) as a ROMAD; radio liaison assisting communications for FAC aircraft, air strike aircraft, command and control with Korean ground forces II Corps. When my tour in Vietnam in September 1971. I returned to the United States through McChord AFB, WA where my parents met me; my father had just retired from 30 years of active duty serving in the Air Force. After my tour in Vietnam, I returned to Altus AFB where I served as a security police officer for 1 year after which I was then transferred to Incirlik AB (Adana), Turkey for 1 1/2 years flight-following (radio operations; airways station) America military aircraft flying throughout our region of the middle east, including supporting our efforts to assist Israel during the (albeit short) Yom Kippur war when a number of Arab countries attacked them (Oct. 1973). My last active duty assignment was initially at RAF Woodbridge, England as an airborne radio operator for an air rescue unit, but after several months, I was reassigned to command radio, Central Europe, though I remained at Woodbridge. I returned to the United States in mid November, 1975 and was honorably discharged. I then served an additional 2 years in the United States Air National Guard at Thompson Field, near Jackson, MS.
Leonardo Hernandez Jr
Leonardo Hernandez Jr
Class of 1967
Air Force, 4 Years

Proudly served my country for 4 years. God Bless America.
Martin Rios
Martin Rios
Class of 1981
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Proudly Served in Iwakuni, Japasn - Colts Neck NJ - Camp Pendleton, CA & Yuma, AZ
Mary-Angel Torres
Mary-Angel Torres
Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years

Retired from U.S. Army in 1997.

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Class of '85

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Our John F Kennedy High School military alumni are some of the most outstanding people we know and this page recognizes them and everything they have done! Not everyone gets to come home for the holidays and we want our John F Kennedy High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in San Antonio are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!