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

Albert Laferty
Albert Laferty Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years
22 years. Retired 2004
Alexander deFinta
Alexander deFinta Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years
Stationed at these bases: Castle AFB, CA 85-91 Howard AFB, Panama 91-96 Travis AFB, CA 96-02 Ahmed Al Jaber AB, Kuwait 99-00 Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 02-05
brian k shepherd
brian k shepherd Class of 1977
Army, 11 Years
63h Germany ft hood tx back to Germany then back to ft hood
Bruce William DeGraw
Bruce William DeGraw Class of 2012
Marine Corps, 1 Years
Stationed in Camp LeJeune, North Carolina
Cathy Thomas
Cathy Thomas Class of 1971
Navy, 20+ Years
Captain, United States Navy Retired, specializing in computer network operations, computer specialist training, major system acquisition, and organizational management. Served in LA, CA, RI, WA, and VA.
Chad Ambler
Chad Ambler Class of 1997
Navy, 8 Years
USS San Jacinto CG-56 - Electronics Technician Center for Surface Combat Systems - Electonics Maintenance Instructor/ Course Mananger
Christopher Carrington
Christopher Carrington Class of 2005
Navy, 8 Years
US Navy Deep Sea Diver
David Cohoe
David Cohoe Class of 2007
Marine Corps, 1 Years
David Cohoe is an Aviation Ordnance Specialist in the USMC. He has attended military occupational schools in Pensacola, Fl, Cherry Point, NC, and in mid-June of 2008 will be stationed at MCAS Mirimar, CA
Gary M. Ferguson
Gary M. Ferguson Class of 1980
Army, 12 Years
Unit Supply Specialist. Over Seas: 1 Tour Germany, 2 Tours Korea. Stateside Stations: Fort Bragg, NC. Fort Lee, VA. Fort Benning, GA. Fort Knox, KY.
Gregory A. Manke
Gregory A. Manke Class of 1978
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Served on active duty from Oct 1980 - Feb 2009. Retired as Chief Warrant Officer 5. Stationed in Hawaii, South Carolina, Okinawa, North Carolina and Arizona. Deployed to Korea, Phillipines, Uzbekistan, Jordan, Djibouti, Kuwaiit, Iraq and Turkey. Retired near Camp Lejeune, NC.
Jarrad Matson
Jarrad Matson Class of 1997
Coast Guard, 5 Years
Spent 4 years in the U.S. Army as a Field Artillery Tacttical Data System Specialist. Currently serving in the U.S. Coast Guard as an Operations Specialist. Tours in Oklahoma, Hawai'i, Afghanistan, and California. Currently stationed on the USCGC Boutwell (WHEC-719)
John F. Johnson
John F. Johnson Class of 1966
Navy, 4 Years
Photographic Intelligenceman 2nd Class. Between 1967-1970 served aboard three different carriers in Viet Nam - USS Kearsarge (CVS 33), USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA 31), & USS Oriskany (CVA 34). Served with ComCarDiv7 Admiral's staff on two cruises.
John Tackett
John Tackett Class of 1990
Army, 12 Years
8 Years Active Duty, 4 @ Ft. Benning, GA, 6 @ Ft. Bragg, NC. Various reserve after that.
Kenneth  F Kramer
Kenneth F Kramer Class of 1953
Navy, 20+ Years
Chief ACC. Air Traffic Controller, Control tower for 7 )years and then GCA( radar) for 13 which included 6 year in CATCC (Shipboard.) Sawuty on the USS Lexington CV-16, the USS Independence CVA-62
kenneth f. kramer
kenneth f. kramer Class of 1900
Navy, 19 Years
Chief Aircontrolman (Aircrewman) (Retired) stations:NTC san Diego NATTC Norman, Okla. NATTU Olathe, Ks NAS Atsugi, Japan NAS Patuxent River, Md. USS Inrep
Kim Van Vleet
Kim Van Vleet Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years
26 years forecasting various weather; severe, tropical, desert, space, but mostly flight weather at Las Vegas, Omaha, Guam, Sacramento, Colorado, Seattle
Mark Manke
Mark Manke Class of 1997
Army, 8 Years
Communications - Network Administration, Network Switching Systems, and Information Systems Analyst in Korea, Texas, Arizona, and Iraq.
Mark O'Dell
Mark O'Dell Class of 1980
Coast Guard, 4 Years
Served from1980 till 1984
Matt Ivey
Matt Ivey Class of 2007
Navy, 1 Years
Graduated from Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Il on 23 May 2008 and graduated from Master-at-Arms "A" School, Naval Technical Training Center, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX on 25 July 2008. Currently in the U.S. Navy Reserve stationed in Battle Creek, MI
Michael B. Pratley
Michael B. Pratley Class of 1968
Air Force, 4 Years
Air Force Weapons Mechanic: Loaded missles, bombs and guns on F-4 fighters and B-52 bombers. Stationed in U.K. two years at R.A.F. Bentwaters with NATO forces in the Tactical Air Command. Stationed at K.I. Sawyer AFB in Marquette with the Strategic Air Command. Did troubleshooting in a weapons release shop as well. Served during Virtnam Era:1971-1975. Rank E-4 Sergeant.

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Louise Ranger
Class of '47

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