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

Andrew Glose
Andrew Glose Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years
23 yrs in the USAF.
Brian Vito
Brian Vito Class of 1963
Army, 3 Years
combat medic, 101st Airborne, Viet Nam
Casper Cacciatore
Casper Cacciatore Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years
Got Drafted in 1968, and served two years in the Army, from Ft. Dix, to Ft. Gordon, to Ft. Knox, to Ft. Carson, to Vietnam in 1969, where I served a year with "D" Troop, 17th Cav., attached to the 199th LIB, as a Mortar Section Sgt. Got out in March 1970, and have been in Colorado since then.
CDR Kevin Foster
CDR Kevin Foster Class of 1981
Navy, 20+ Years
Commander Foster is the son of former Kenmore East High School Teacher Donald Foster and Elizabeth Foster and graduated from Kenmore East Senior High School in 1981. He then attended and graduated from the State University College at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering Technology in 1986. He went on to Navy Officer Candidate School (OCS) and was commissioned in 1988. Commander Foster’s initial assignment was to Naval Security Group Detachment (NSGD) Yokosuka, Japan as the Electronic Maintenance Officer. In 1990 he joined CARRIER GROUP FIVE, embarked on board USS MIDWAY (CV-41), where he supported OPERATION DESERT SHIELD and OPERATION DESERT STORM combat operations. He then attended the Defense Language Institute, School of Russian Studies, in Monterey, California, where he earned his certification as a basic Russian Linguist. He then reported to Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Rota, Spain, in 1992 where he was assigned as the Airborne Operations Officer and EP-3E Communications Evaluator with FAIRECONRON TWO (VQ-2). During this tour, Commander Foster earned his Naval Aviation Observer wings and flew numerous combat reconnaissance missions into Bosnia-Hercegovina supporting United Nations Humanitarian Relief and Enforcement Operations PROVIDE PROMISE and DENY FLIGHT. Commander Foster then attended the Naval Post Graduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California, earning a Master of Science degree in Electronic Engineering (MSEE) in 1997. Upon graduation he reported to the Naval Information Warfare Activity (NIWA) in Suitland, Maryland as the Airborne Systems Officer, where he developed airborne information surveillance and attack systems for fixed wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) and helicopters. In March of 2001, Commander Foster reported to CARRIER GROUP TWO, embarked on board USS HARRY S TRUMAN (CVN-75) where he served as the Cryptologic Resource Coordinator (CRC) for the Strike Group. While on deployment Commander Foster was selected as the Mediterranean Battle Force CRC and qualified as the Staff Tactical Action Officer (STAO) supporting OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM combat operations. In August 2003, he reported to COMNAVNETWARCOM in Little Creek, Virginia where he worked Information Operations experimentation. During this tour Commander Foster orchestrated the combined fleet experiment Silent Hammer and Trident Warrior, the largest Information Operations exercise in the history of the Navy. In May 2006, Commander Foster reported to the combined staff of Commander Naval Forces Europe and Commander U.S. SIXTH Fleet as the Force Cryptologist and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Supervisor. During this tour he deployed with JOINT TASK FORCE LEBANON onboard USS MOUNT WHITNEY (LCC-20) and supported embassy security and the safe evacuation of nearly 15,000 AMCITS from Beirut during Israeli and Hizballah combat operations. Commander Foster joined Navy Information Operations Command, Norfolk, VA in June 2008 where he served as the Director of the Navy Cyber Security Blue Team and the Chief Staff Officer. Commander Foster led the development of Cyber Security assessment programs for afloat and ashore commands and was instrumental in the execution of hundreds of cyber security assessments that identified thousands of network vulnerabilities. Some of Commander Foster’s awards include the Air Medal (Strike/Flight), Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal and the Navy Achievement Medal in addition to numerous campaign and unit awards. His aircrew experience includes more than 1,700 flight hours in fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
David Woods
David Woods Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 4 Years
1st ANGLICO Sub Unit 1, 1st Marine Division Republic of Viet Nam 1967 - 1968
DONNA LENTSCH Class of 1978
Navy, 6 Years
E. Daniel Walther IV
E. Daniel Walther IV Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years
Thirty-three years total service. Seven years USCG Reserve & 26 years NYARNG. Nine years of Active Duty, including one combat tour in Iraq. Retired in 2012 as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Frank R. Williams III
Frank R. Williams III Class of 1960
Air Force, 4 Years
Chief Clerk, Logistics, 7th Headquarters Squadron, 2nd Air Force; 1962-1966; Served in Guam; B-52 wing - first to bomb in Vietnam; Commendation medal
James O'Malley
James O'Malley Class of 1989
Army, 20+ Years
Served in the Army on the M1A1 tank. Deployed to Desert Storm and to Iraq in 07-08 (and a couple in between). Was stationed at Ft. Stewart, GA; Ft. Knox, KY; recruited in Batavia, NY; Ft. Lewis, WA; and Vilseck, Germany. Retired a Sergeant First Class (E-7)
Joe Marino
Joe Marino Class of 1970
Marine Corps, 2 Years
John Peters
John Peters Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years
4 years as Cadet, 7 Years Active Duty (78-84, 03-04) including command of Field Artillery Battery (A/1-321 FA) in 101st Airborne Division, 21 years Army Reserve, recalled to Active Duty in 2003 and served on staff of US Central Command in Qatar as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Awarded Joint Meritorious Service Medal. Retired 2006
Kevin Roth
Kevin Roth Class of 1973
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Larry Lee Blankenship
Larry Lee Blankenship Class of 1960
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Vietnam Veteran
Marge Gilmartin
Marge Gilmartin Class of 1970
Navy, 6 Years
Construction Battalion a.k.a.Seabee / Naval Recruiting Command
Mark A. Kirsch
Mark A. Kirsch Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years
Drafted 1971, joined USAF as Jet Engine Mechanic, served 2 tours in Vietnam War, returned US and retrained to C-130 Flight Engineer in Tactical Airlift, served 15 years active duty then transferred to Air National Guard in WY, AZ and finally AL. Served in Cold War and Desert Storm. Finished career as a Education and Training Manager. Two more years to go in USAF Reserve, Retired and will finish career with 30 years service.
Mark Kirsch
Mark Kirsch Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years
Combat veteran of Vietnam (2 tours), the Cold War and the first Gulf War.
Mark Kreib
Mark Kreib Class of 1981
Navy, 20+ Years
Enlisted out of East as a nuclear power program electrician's mate. Selected for NROTC. Commissioned from University of Rochester in 1987. Served 26 years as a Naval Intelligence Officer.
Mason Holmes
Mason Holmes Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years
1969-1971, Finance & Accounting, 1st Cavalry Division, Republic of Vietnam-1970-1971
Michael Harter
Michael Harter Class of 1966
Navy, 6 Years
HM3. Went to Vietnam in 68 on a destroyer and upon returning home, I was transferred to the Marine Corps and went back to Vietnam for another year.
Michael Mietlicki
Michael Mietlicki Class of 1976
Army, 3 Years
Early Warning Radar Systems

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Class of '89

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