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
Mary (Logan) Aurtrey Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years March 3, 1969, joined the U.S. Army, and served honorably for 22 years. Retired Sergeant Major (highest Enlisted rank) with an Honorable Discharge. As a Noncommissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC), I was responsible for the quality of life, training, and mentoring of several hundred soldiers. In earlier years in the military, I was Stenographer to high ranking General Officers in Virginia, Texas, and Belgium. Later on, served as NCOIC in positions in Department of Defense Intelligence, Congressional Military Actions, Resource Management, and Human Resources. Received numerous military awards for performance and professionalism. In addition to military training and education, obtained three educational degrees (graduate and undergraduate) while on Active Duty, got married (just celebrated 35 years August 27, 2008 with husband James), traveled and served overseas and Stateside. After my military retirement, I joined military affiliated organizations such as the American Legion Women’s Post #438, where I am Chaplain. I am a member of the Hoosier Women Veteran’s Committee Board of Directors, Indianapolis. As Co-Director of the Women In Networking Organization, we host annual food and clothing drives for homeless Veterans. I am also a member of the Veteran’s History Project. To view my military profile documented in the Library of Congress, see Internet Link: http://www.loc.gov/vets Press CNTL + Click, TYPE Mary L. Aurtrey, Press SEARCH twice to see my information, photos, and hear the audio-tape interview. - Awarded various Military Occupational Specialties (MOS): 71L (Sergeant Major) 71L (Master Sergeant/First Sergeant) 71L (Platoon Sergeant 71L (Noncommissioned Officer – NCO) 71L (Administrative Specialist) 71C (Stenographer) - Awarded various medals to include: Defense Meritorius Service Medal (DMSM) Army Meritorius Medal, 2d Oak Leaf Cluster Army Commendation Medal, 3rd Oak Leaf Cluster Professional Development Ribbon Joint Service Achievement Medal Army Good Conduct Medal Overseas Ribbons Sharp Shooter Rifle Badge - Rose from the rank of Private to Sergeant Major (SGM) - Graduate of the Sergeants Major Academy (graduated top 10%, with Superior Rating) - Graduate of the First Sergeant Course - Graduate of the Basic and Advanced Noncommissioned Officer’s Courses Multiple Overseas assignments to Belgium (2), Germany, and Korea Multiple Stateside assignments to Virginia (3), the Pentagon, Texas, Washington, & Indiana (3)
MK Ragin Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years USNR I am honored to have served in the U.S. Navy Reserve for 23 years. I recommend at least parttime service to all those interested and is at the correct age to serve. MK Ragin
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