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

Bob Ruge
Bob Ruge Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired in 1988.
Brian Duncan
Brian Duncan Class of 1990
Army, 3 Years
Fort Dix, NJ and Fort Leavenworth, KS. Disabled Veteran.
CDR. (Ret.) David Bates
CDR. (Ret.) David Bates Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served with USAF from 1973-1979 Stationed Patrick AFB, Florida, Lackland AFB, Texas and USAF Academy, Colorado. Received Commission from United States Public Health Service in 1993 and retired in 2008. Awards: USAF Commendation Medal, 2 USPHS Commedation Medals, USPHS Achievement Medal, USPHS Citation Medal, 3 Isolated/Hardship Medals, National Emergency Preparedness Medal, 4 Crisis Response Service Award Medals, Special Assignment Medal, National Defense Medal. Major Accomplishments: 1999 Operation Provide Refuge-Fort Dix 2001-Chief Pharmacist at 9-11 WTC New York 2004-Chief Pharmacist for Hurricanes Ivan and Jeanne-Florida 2005-Chief Pharmacist for Hurricanes Katrina, Ophelia, Rita and Wilma- Gulf Coast, East Coast and Florida 2005-Chief Pharmacist-55th Presidential Inauguration Received Alumnus of the Year Award-UMKC 2004 Career Achievement Award-UMKC-2005 Spotlight Award-UMKC-2006 Career Achievement Award-Oklahoma Wesleyan University-2007
CDR. David Bates (Ret.)
CDR. David Bates (Ret.) Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served in the USAF from 1972-1979 Received Commission with the United States Public Health Service 1993-2008.
Danny D Davis
Danny D Davis Class of 1968
Navy, 6 Years
Enlisted November 1976, bootcamp NRTC, San Diego. Hospital Corps school, Balboa, Fleet Marine Force training, Camp Pendleton, Operating Room Technique school, Oaknoll NRMC. Stationed at NRMC, Jacksonville 1978-82. Served in the operating room and as the surgical tech at NRMC Branch Clinic Mayport. Completed service as Administrative Petty Officer for the branch clinic. Discharged Honorably as an HM1.
David Malec
David Malec Class of 1977
Navy, 4 Years
Served 2 years aboard the USS Morton (DD-948) Home Port, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and 2 yerar aboard the USS Bagley (FF-1069) Home Port, San Diego, California. Made 2 Wes-Pac Crusis. In 1979 was off coast of Iran for 9 months during the Hostage crisis during the Carter Adminstration
Dennis E. Powers
Dennis E. Powers Class of 1974
Navy, 20+ Years
Submarine Service. Retired Command Master Chief.
Edgar McAnderson
Edgar McAnderson Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years
My first assignment was with Company B, 82nd Signal Battalion where I served as a Platoon Leader. One year later I was reassigned to the 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment as the brigade communication platoon leader. In November of 1985, I was assigned as the battalion signal officer for the 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment. Eighteen months later I attended the Signal Officer Advanced Course. After the Advanced Course, I was promoted to captain and was reassigned as the battalion signal officer for the 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery, Camp Casey, Korea. I returned to Fort Bragg in October of 1988 where I was assigned as the Chief of Operations of the Forces Command Automated Intelligence Support Activity. Subsequently, I was reassigned to the 525th Military Intelligence Brigade in April 1990 and assumed command of Company B (Communications), 319th Military Airborne Intelligence Battalion (Operations) on 7 May 1990. During my command, I deployed my unit to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm. In December of 1991, I returned to Korea where I served as the Division Radio Officer for the 2nd Infantry Division. In January 1993, I returned to Fort Bragg and was assigned to the 82nd Signal Battalion where I served as the assistant S-3 (Assistant Operations Officer) for 18 months. After my assignment as Assistant Operations Officer, I was frocked to Major in June of 1994 and served as the Operations Officer for 12 months. After leaving the signal battalion, I served as the Division's Force Integration Officer. In July 1996, I attended the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. In July 1997, I was assigned to the Army Staff, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans – Force Development, Communications Division, where I served as a systems integrator for two years. In June of 1999, I was assigned to the U.S. Army Element, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. where I served as Chief, Operations Evaluations Branch for the Director of Operations and as the Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) Investments Action Officer for the J6. I was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in December of 1999. From June of 2002 to March of 2004, I served as the as the Synchronization Staff Officer for the Distributed Common Ground System – Army (DCGS-A) in the Intelligence Division within the Directorate of Force Development, Deputy Chief of Staff, G8. I retired for the military in March 2004. Since my retirement, I have worked for JB&A Inc. as a Department of the Army Systems Coordinator (DASC) for the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)), Aviation, Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensor Systems Directorate, Washington DC. My military schooling includes Signal Officer Basic and Advanced Course, Airborne, Air Assault, Communications Electronics Staff Officer Course, Air Movement Operations, Combined Arms Staff Services School, Jumpmaster School, Command and General Staff College and the Army Force Management School. My awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal 2nd OLC, Joint Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal 3rd OLC, Army Achievement Medal 2nd OLC, Meritorious Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal (2-Bronze Stars), Southwest Asia Medal (2-Bronze Stars), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Saudi Arabia Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, Kuwaiti Liberation Medal Master Parachutist Badge and the Air Assault Badge.
Ernest Dean Armstrong
Ernest Dean Armstrong Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years
Vietnam Service Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal Army Commendation Medal Combat Infantryman Badge
Eugene L Kermashek
Eugene L Kermashek Class of 1949
Army, 2 Years
Pharmacist, U.S. Military Hospital in Verdun, France.
Gregory Lane Gayhart
Gregory Lane Gayhart Class of 1973
Navy, 20+ Years
I served as a United States Naval Cryptologist from January 1974 through September 1995. I was responsible for providing timely intelligence to operational forces. I retired as a Chief Warrant Officer W3 on 1 September 1995.
Linda Marie Connell
Linda Marie Connell Class of 1983
Army, 4 Years
I served active duty Army, duty stations were Fort Jackson, SC and overseas in Germany. I was a 94B food service specialist
Michael G. Rees
Michael G. Rees Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years
Served from May, 1968 thru May 6, 1970. Was trained as a Military Police, basic training at Ft. Polk, Louisiana, MP training at Ft. Gordon, Georgia, 1 year in Vietnam, and the remainder of service at Ft. Carson, Colorado.
Shawn Murphy
Shawn Murphy Class of 1985
Navy, 20+ Years
Joined in 1988, will retire in 2018 after 30 years. Heading to Texas for my last tour.
Tina Lewis
Tina Lewis Class of 1989
Army, 4 Years
Operation Desert Storm Vet
Tom Cash
Tom Cash Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years
Served 27 1/2 years as an Electronics Warfare Technician, after 9/11 I spent a year as an Anti-Terrorism/ Force Protection Unit LCPO. As an EW I was what you might call the fuzz buster of the fleet! We listened for enemy radars and identified them for tactical awareness.
Tony Gable
Tony Gable Class of 1987
Army, 5 Years
5 yrs in the Infantry, loved Germany, Hated the desert and Ft. Polk
William B Duty Jr.
William B Duty Jr. Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years
Retired as chief petty officer

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