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 Lloyd Gelt
Andrew Lloyd Gelt Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years
Injured after four years of Marine Corps officer training, but then was accepted into various Army National Guard bands around the country. He then joined the Army Reserve and retired as a First Sergeant in a Combat Engineer company with 36 years total service.
Arthur Chavez
Arthur Chavez Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years
USAF 1973-1979; USAF 1981-1999 (Retired).
Chris Hine
Chris Hine Class of 1989
Army, 8 Years
Airborne Infantry 1993-2001 82nd Airborne
Clay White
Clay White Class of 1980
Navy, 10 Years
Stationed in Hawaii for 4 1/2 years, California 3 1/2 years, then back in Albuquerque my last 2 years.
Clay White
Clay White Class of 1980
Navy, 10 Years
Stationed in Pearl Harbor, San Diego, Long Beach, and Albuquerque.
Dylan Ozier
Dylan Ozier Class of 2003
Army, 5 Years
US Army Infantry, Airbourne, Sniper Iraq Veteren
Earl D. Brown
Earl D. Brown Class of 1979
Navy, 20+ Years
24 years in defense of this great country. My life is better for it. Missed Garret on the USS Constellation by a month or two.....
Gerrit Gillespie
Gerrit Gillespie Class of 1979
Navy, 20+ Years
Three ships, three shore stations, one electronics instructor tour and 10% of the globe seen.
Henry O'Neill
Henry O'Neill Class of 1968
Army, 4 Years
Served 19 months in Vietnam (1969-1971) with the 18 Military Police BDE. My last unit was the 4th MP Co., 4th Inf. Div., Ft. Carson, Colorado
Army, 4 Years
John A. Sheets
John A. Sheets Class of 1977
Navy, 4 Years
Three tours, two aircraft carriers, and ranked out SH3.
Johnathan Schwarz
Johnathan Schwarz Class of 1994
Navy, 6 Years
Served first three years onboard LPD-15 USS Ponce. Was among the first Navy ships to drop off the First Marine Company into Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spent Last three years as a SpecWar Communicator at Special Boat Team Twenty in VA.
Jose  Gallegos
Jose Gallegos Class of 1988
Navy, 4 Years
I served in "Desert Shield" and "Desert Storm", aboard the USS Gunston Hall LSD-44, 5 miles off the coast of Kuwait.
Keith Simons
Keith Simons Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years
Electronics Technician Chief, 2 Frigates and 1 Carrier, Some interesting shore assignments, and been to a lot of countries that boarder the Pacific Rim and Persian Gulf.
Larry Collinsworth
Larry Collinsworth Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
25+ years, began in USMCR Albuq (C/1/23 & Delta 4th Recon Bn), then 20 yrs active duty in 1st, 2d, 3d Mar Divs, 2 tours 3d MAW, and one tour HQMC. OOHRAH!
Mark Reynolds
Mark Reynolds Class of 1973
Air Force, 6 Years
Air Force - Vietnam Vet - Stationed in Madrid Spain for 3 years - 2 years in active duty back in ABQ, NM
matthew clinker
matthew clinker Class of 1998
Army, 11 Years
army strong and still going / army airborne infantry / combat veteran x 2
Michael Wells
Michael Wells Class of 1981
Army, 10 Years
Military Policemen served in operation desert shield and desert storm stationed in ft polk la, Panama, Ft hood Tx, Korea and Ft Lewis ,wa
Paul M Hoffman
Paul M Hoffman Class of 1971
Navy, 20+ Years
Served 30 years as a Hospital Corpsman and Medical Service Corps Officer in health care facilities in California, DC, Florida, Maryland and Virginia. Best tour - Officer in Charge, USNS COMFORT (T-AH20), one of two active hospital ships.
Phillip Palmer
Phillip Palmer Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years
Radioman 1st Class, Surface Warfare. Served on several greyhounds: USS Worden CG-18, USS Robert E. Perry FF-1073, USS Fletcher DD-992, USS Lynde McCormick DDG-8, USS Tuscalooa LST-1187 & USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72. Conflicts & Operations include: Gulf War, Iraqi No-Fly Zones, Operation Earnest Will, Operation Infinite Reach, Operation Praying Mantis. Flag Radioman for CCDG-3 prior to retirement.

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David Paul Rex
Class of '71

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