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

Donald W Reetz
Donald W Reetz Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years
Field Artillery Senior Fire Support NCO
Dr. Lonny Wright
Dr. Lonny Wright Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years
Command Sergeant Major Lonny D. Wright entered active duty on 27 June 1977 at Junction City, Oregon and attended basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benning, Georgia. Command Sergeant Major Wright’s assignment include: Pathfinder, 501st Avn Bn, 1st AD, Katterbach Germany; Team Leader and Squad Leader, 1/327th Infantry, Fort Campbell, Kentucky and 3/32nd Infantry, 7th ID, Fort Ord, California; Squad Leader and Platoon Sergeant, 1st Bn, 30th Infantry, 3rd ID; Squad and Platoon Trainer for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle New Equipment Training Team, Tactics Committee Senior Platoon Trainer and NCOIC of the United States Army Sniper School, 29th Infantry Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia; Drill Sergeant, 4th Bn, 30th Infantry, Fort Benning, Georgia; Chief Instructor, Fort Benning Drill Sergeant School; Platoon Sergeant and First Sergeant, 2nd Bn, 9th Infantry Regiment, Fort Lewis, Washington; First Sergeant, HHC, United States Army Alaska, Fort Greely, Alaska; First Sergeant, Deputy Commandant, and Commandant, US Army Alaska, NCO Academy; Operations Sergeant Major, Ranger Training Brigade, Fort Benning, Georgia; Battalion Command Sergeant Major, 1st Bn, 38th Infantry Regiment, Basic Combat Training Brigade, Fort Benning, Georgia; Battalion Command Sergeant Major, 1st Bn, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st AD, Friedberg, Germany; Command Sergeant Major, Combat Maneuver Training Center Hohenfels, Germany; Command Sergeant Major United States Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; the United States Army Infantry Center and Instillation Command Sergeant Major, Fort Benning, Georgia; the MNFI-DO (Detainee Operations) and Task Force 134 Command Sergeant Major, Iraq; United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Command Sergeant Major, Biggs Army Airfield, El Paso Texas; CSM Wright is currently retired (2008) and resides in El Paso Tx. With his wife Linda CSM Wright, now Dr. Lonny Wright is currently the PRIDE Ascend and Academic Affairs Director for Pride Industries for whom he has worked since 2008.
Eric M. Witcher
Eric M. Witcher Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years
Drafted in 1972. Served as UN Observer for Mid East War in 1973 and again for the Greek Turkish War in 1974. Commissioned through Infantry Officers Candidate School in 1976 as a Military Police Officer. Deployed to Nicaragua for peace keeping operations during the Sandanista rebellion 1979, also to Panama for the Treaty Transition in 1980, again in 1989 for Operation Just Cause and Desert Shield/Desert Storm in 1990. Retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1993.
GARY WOMACK Class of 1985
Army, 20+ Years
Howard Budweg
Howard Budweg Class of 1966
Navy, 20+ Years
Served during Vietnam on several Nuclear Submarines. Commissioned officer 1977 after attending U of O, BS in Chemistry. Served as Naval Engineer at several Naval Shipyards (attended Naval Post Graduate School; received MS Mechanical Engineering). Served at Pentagon during first Gulf War. Retired 1993 as Lt Commander; received Naval Meritorious Service Medal upon separation.
Jay Sorensen
Jay Sorensen Class of 1989
Navy, 4 Years
Communications on board the USS Jouett-CG29. I served in both desert shield and desert storm.
Kristin Wiley
Kristin Wiley Class of 2008
Army, 8 Years
Intelligence Analysis NCO
Larry B. Reetz
Larry B. Reetz Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired as a master sergeant. Worked in public affairs for most of my career. My first enlistment of in office administration. Assignments in Washington State, Idaho, California, Virginia, Texas, Korea, and England. Short tours in Honduras and the United Arab Emirates (during Desert Storm).
Roger Guengerich
Roger Guengerich Class of 1961
Navy, 20+ Years
Served 1960 = 1981. Retired as E-9
Vernie Liebl
Vernie Liebl Class of 1977
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Intelligence Officer

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