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

Richard Daniels
Richard Daniels Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years
I served on Active duty for 12 years and then another 10 1/2 with the Reserves here in Connecticut.
Andrew M. Wise
Andrew M. Wise Class of 2006
Army, 2 Years
Still Active in the 82nd AIrborne Division! Served one tour in Iraq for 15 months and will be heading to Afghanistan in Mid-2009. Will be finishing up his 4 year enlistment in 2010
Bob Lyons
Bob Lyons Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years
Enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in February, 1970. Served as a Chaplain's Assistant (70-75) at Dover Air Force Base (AFB), Dover, DE, Griffiss AFB, Rome, NY, and Udorn Royal Thai Air Base, Udorn, Thailand; AFOSI Special Agent-Criminal Investigator (75-78) at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX. Commissioned via Officer Training School in November, 1978. Served as a Security Police Officer (78-85) at Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, NV and Hanscom AFB, Bedford, MA; Squadron Commander and Instructor at the USAF Security Police Academy (85-89), Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX; and Technical Training Staff Officer (89-91) for Headquarters, Air Training Command, Randolph AFB, San Antonio, TX. Retired after 21+ years in July, 1991 as a Major.
Dail Slingsby
Dail Slingsby Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years
I joined the navy at a time when it was not a popular thing to do in 1971. I spent 20 years in the Navy as a jet engine mechanic and helicopter Crew Chief. I accumulated a little over 3,000 flight hours in helicopters. I did a tour with the USS Midway from 1972 to 1975. On my first cruise on the Midway we spent 8 months in the Tonkin gulf (Viet Nam). The Midway was the first American aircraft carrier to be home ported in a foreign country. I had the opportunity to visit most of the countries in the orient. I also did tours a Naval Survival Instructor (SERE). I retied as an Aviation Machinist Mate Senior Chief.
Dail Slingsby
Dail Slingsby Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years
Retired as Senior Chief Petty Officer. I was in Naval Aviation as a helicopter Crew Chief. I accumulated 3,000 flight hours in helicopters and in some fixed wing aircraft. I spent some time as a navy survival instructor and was designated a Master Training Specialist. I have visited 4 Continents and many countries through out the Western Pacific and Indian oceans.
Dail Slingsby
Dail Slingsby Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years
Helicopter maintenance and Crew Chief retired as a Senior Chief
Debra Ann Dotts Christian
Debra Ann Dotts Christian Class of 1973
Air Force, 4 Years
Stationed in Washington, D.C. with assignments at the Pentagon (Receptionist to Secretary of the Air Force) and White House (Presidential Clemancy Board).
Eric Heyworth
Eric Heyworth Class of 1993
Navy, 1 Years
8404 (Marine) Corpsman
Harrylouis Rodriguez
Harrylouis Rodriguez Class of 1999
Army, 6 Years
US Army medical core medically retired in jan 2013 got hurt on deployment to Afghanistan in 2010
James Lincoln
James Lincoln Class of 2000
Marine Corps, 8 Years
Was Combat Engineer. 1st Combat Tour was with 2nd Division. 2nd Tour with 3rd battalion 2nd Marines in the Horn of Africa in 04. Served with Marine Security Forces.
Jeff VanCuren
Jeff VanCuren Class of 1989
Army, 13 Years
I am still serving in the Army. I have been stationed in Germany (a year in Bosnia), Virginia, North Carolina, South Dakota, back to Virginina, and now Iraq.
Jeffrey T. Lame
Jeffrey T. Lame Class of 1990
Navy, 4 Years
Submarine Sonar Technician. Stationed in San Diego, CA and Groton, CT.
Jennifer Bennet Brouillard
Jennifer Bennet Brouillard Class of 1986
Air Force, 20+ Years
Contract Specialist -15 years First Sergeant - 10 years Human Resource Advisor to Wing Commander - 3 years. Retire - July 2015
Joe Nestor
Joe Nestor Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years
Served most of my career as a Kiowa Warrior helicopter pilot in the Cavalry. Multiple overseas deployments. Now serving in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, Pentagon.
Joseph Corso
Joseph Corso Class of 1995
Army, 7 Years
Commander of Charlie Company 2-417 Infantry Regiment.
Lon Souder
Lon Souder Class of 2000
Navy, 3 Years
U.S. Navy Search and Rescue Corpsman (medic)
Lynette Shenk Kammerer
Lynette Shenk Kammerer Class of 1990
Navy, 5 Years
MS3 - Mess Management Specialist. Duties were similar to that of Hotel/Restaurant Management. This position is currently known as a Cooks Specialist.
Mark Dandridge
Mark Dandridge Class of 1985
Air Force, 20+ Years
Aerospace Ground Equipment Craftsman and Budget Analyst
Mark Dandridge
Mark Dandridge Class of 1985
Air Force, 20+ Years
Current job is Budget Analyst and served as an Aerospace Ground Equipment Craftsman for 18+ years. Retiring as an E7 effective 1 November 2008. Seved in Turkey during Operation Northern Watch and Enduring Freedom and Suadi Arabia during Operation Southern Watch and served in Panama, San Antonio and Phoenix.
Michael Deckman
Michael Deckman Class of 1992
Army, 10 Years
13th MP Co. Camp Darby, Italy 382nd MP BN 16th MP BDE

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Class of '88

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