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

Arthur Curenton
Arthur Curenton Class of 1960
Army, 20+ Years
Served in Germany(3x),Korea(2x), Vietnam(1x), many stateside assignments, Vehicle Maintenance, consisted of many schools. obtained AE and BA degree, Retired from the Army ,worked for DA contractor in Kuwait and Qatar. I am presently retired..
Bill Clark
Bill Clark Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years
Vietnam and Desert Shield
Bob Wotkowski
Bob Wotkowski Class of 1967
Army, 4 Years
E5, Army Air Defense Command (ARADCOM). I enlisted as a Radar Technician for the NIKE HERCULES Missile system.
Carlton C. Brown
Carlton C. Brown Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years
Aerospace Ground Equipment Repair Technician, 1968-1989 Mconnell AFB, Kansas, Langley AFB, Virginia, Kunsan AB, S. Korea, Osan AB, S. Korea, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom.
Christopher Jeremiah
Christopher Jeremiah Class of 2008
Army, 4 Years
Humvie driver
Dale Grogan
Dale Grogan Class of 1984
Army, 8 Years
Field Artillery and admin, clerk
Don Seroka
Don Seroka Class of 1978
Navy, 10 Years
A knee injury ended a 10 year career where I served as an Operations Specialist 1st class. I was in the process of being promoted to E-7 when my knee injury occurred. During my time I worked as a combat air controller, recruiter and op-center intel supervisor for an air wing. I visited 57 countries on 5 continents and sailed through the Panama and Suez canals. I saw action in Lebanon, the Persian Gulf, Grenada and Libya. After my service I had a brief career as Director of Veterans Affairs for Fayette County.
Drew Lepresti
Drew Lepresti Class of 1989
Army, 4 Years
Desert Shield/Storm Gulf War veteran
DrewLepresti Class of 1989
Army, 4 Years
Desert Storm/Shield Gulf War Veteran
George Essey
George Essey Class of 1953
Navy, 8 Years
Hospital Corpsman HM2 USS Lake Champlain CVA-S 39
George S. Cvetan
George S. Cvetan Class of 1960
Army, 3 Years
I was assigned to Military Intelligence
Harry (Bruce) Reinhardt
Harry (Bruce) Reinhardt Class of 1956
Air Force, 4 Years
Served from 1957 to 1961. Stationed at Otis AFB, Massachusetts assigned to the 551 Hospital Group of the 551 AEW&C Wing. More at
John  R Sivak
John R Sivak Class of 1960
Army, 3 Years
Technican Nike Missile Site
John P. Stepp
John P. Stepp Class of 1962
Air Force, 20+ Years
• Aircraft maintenance superintendent – Senior enlisted manager directing controlling, and supervising 450 military personnel supporting 50 B-52 and KC-135 aircraft. Managed five major branches consisting of 28 shops in the field of aircraft systems, metals fabrication, AGE, propulsion, and aircraft inspection. Ensured compliance with all OSHA and safety standards and practices as well as technical data requirements. Developed and implemented innovative procedures to increase quality maintenance production. Provide technical assistance and quality assurance to all aircraft structures and systems. Made crucial decisions on the safety of aircraft before flight and had the authority to downgrade grounding decisions based on vast technical knowledge and extensive experience. • Fabrication branch superintendent - responsible for the technical supervision and maintenance production of over 150 technicians. Managed major structural modifications and decided the course of action for repair and manufacturing operations. Inspected repairs of aircraft plastics, sheet metal, fiberglass, composite and extruded structural components. Managed, directed, and supervised the operations of the structural repair, nondestructive inspection, corrosion control, machine, metals processing, fabric repair, hydraulics, environmental and electric shops. • Headquarters fabrication quality assurance manager – provided major program management and quality assurance expertise to the F-5 and F-15E foreign military sales programs. Reviewed applicable contracts and related documents to determine the scope and depth of the required quality assurance effort. Insured contractor specifications compliance verification with quality requirements in fabrication, support equipment, and aircraft survival training center activities. Performed hardware and procedural inspections to ensure deficiency prevention, conformance with industrial procedures and accuracy of all documentation. • Structural repair technical instructor- instructed airframe repair specialist course.
Joseph A Caterino
Joseph A Caterino Class of 1959
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served in the U.S. Air Force from Nov 60 to May 82.
Lee McColligan
Lee McColligan Class of 1952
Navy, 20+ Years
Joined upon grad in 52. Served 38 yrs as a Navy Hospital Corpsman.
Leroy  McColligan
Leroy McColligan Class of 1952
Navy, 20+ Years
Enlisted upon graduation into the Hospital Corps of the US Navy. Retired in 1989. 2 wars Korea & Vietnam along with a few "police actions" here and there. Loved every minute of my navy career
Michael S. Chan
Michael S. Chan Class of 1980
Army, 20+ Years
Retired US Army Desert Storm & OIF Veteran
phillip carlson
phillip carlson Class of 1960
Navy, 4 Years
Operations Intelligence Division and Operations Office USS Princeton LPH-5
RICHARD QUEVY Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served in the U.S. Air Force from 1966 to 1993

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Ken Harhai
Class of '67

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