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

Aaron Clark
Aaron Clark Class of 2000
Marine Corps, 6 Years
Currently on my 3rd deployment to Iraq. I am stationed in Jacksonville NC.
Carl Wolfe
Carl Wolfe Class of 1978
Army, 2 Years
Military Police at Ft Knox, Then Ft Huachuaca AZ
Don Aiken
Don Aiken Class of 1974
Navy, 20+ Years
Graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1978 and was designated a Naval Aviator in 1980. Completing S-3A fleet replacement training with VS-41 and reported to VS-28, NAS Cecil Field, in 1981. With VS-28 deployed aboard the USS Independence (CV-62) participating in operations supporting the multi-national peacekeeping forces in Beirut, Lebanon and Operation URGENT FURY in Grenada. In 1984, reassigned to VS-41 as the Pilot Training Officer. In 1987 reported to Commander, Carrier Air Wing NINE as the Anti-Submarine Warfare Operations Officer. With CVW-9 deployed to the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) and USS Nimitz (CV-69). While embarked participated in Operation ERNEST WILL. Posted to the Naval War College in 1989 attending the Naval Command and Staff College earning an MA in National Security Affairs and Strategic Studies. In 1990transitioned to the S-3B with VS-27, NAS Cecil Field and was assigned to VS-22. Deployed to the Red Sea aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) participating in Operation DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM. Reported for joint duty with Commander in Chief, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill AFB in 1992 as a Branch Chief for the Programs Division, Director of Resources, J8. Additionally, attended the Armed Forces Staff College. Reported to VS-21 in Atsugi, Japan as Executive Officer in 1995. In 1996 assumed the billet of Commanding Officer. This tour included deployments to the Western Pacific and Persian Gulf aboard USS Independence (CV-62). In 1998, assigned to the Navy International Programs Office. While there, he served as a Country Program Director for various European countries supporting Foreign Military Sales and Security Assistance programs. Reassigned as the Operations/Plans (N3/5) Officer for Battle Force Seventh Fleet in 2000. Deploying with the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) to the North Arabian Sea and participated in Operation Enduring Freedom, Fghanistan. Following this assignment assigned as Commanding Officer, NAF Atsugi, Japan. Accumulated over 4,300 flight hours and 700 arrested landings in the S-3. Awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and various campaign medals and ribbons. His last active duty assignment was as Chief of Staff, Navy International Programs Office. Retired as a Captain Jan 1, 2006.
Ed Doorn
Ed Doorn Class of 1983
Navy, 20+ Years
Served 20 years as a Navy Hospital Corpsman: 1983-1984 Naval Training Center Great Lakes, IL 1984-1985 Naval Hospital Bremertn, WA 1985-1988 1st Battalion, 5th Marines 1988-1990 Naval School of Health Sciences, San Diego, CA 1990-1992 Branch Medical Clinic La Maddalena, Italy 1992-1994 Naval Hospital Patuxent River, MD 1994-1995 Naval Reserve Unit Baltimore, MD 1995-1997 USS PELIEU (LHA-5) 1997-2002 Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA 2002-2004 Naval Medical Logistics Command, Fort Detrick, MD
Eugene D. Wallenmaier
Eugene D. Wallenmaier Class of 1963
Navy, 4 Years
Jan. 1966 to Dec. 1969 2 years shore duty in Mayport, FL followed by 2 years on the USS Camden out of Long Beach, CA with most of the time spent at sea off the coast of Vietnam.
Gary Neely
Gary Neely Class of 1967
Army, 5 Years
Served from June 1967- October 1972 Flew helicopters in Vietnam from Feb 1969- Apr 1970 Helicopter Instructor Pilot at Ft Rucker, Al Jul 1970- Oct 1972
John Carlisle
John Carlisle Class of 1975
Air Force, 18 Years
Stationed at Corey Field - Florida, Misawa - Japan, Ft. Ritchie - Md, Las Vegas NV, Osan S. Korea, March AFB Ca. retired
John Castillo
John Castillo Class of 1976
Navy, 4 Years
BM2 83-87
John Ogden
John Ogden Class of 1982
Air Force, 8 Years
USAF AMS Beale AFB Ca (4yrs) USAF Technical Training Instructor Lowery AFB Co.(4yrs)
Michael J. Hoover
Michael J. Hoover Class of 1990
Navy, 4 Years
Served as a Gunners Mate Guns aboard the USS Sterett CG31
Nancy Bucklin Lilley
Nancy Bucklin Lilley Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years
Active duty for over 8 years then joined AFReserces as an Air Reserve Technician. I was stationed at the following bases: Wurtsmith AFB, Lacklland AFB, Grissom AFB, Pope AFB, Retired in 2010 after serving 32 years.
Richard F Dugan
Richard F Dugan Class of 2003
Air Force, 5 Years
Works as a Vehicle and Vehicular Equipment Maintainer
Robert C. Hall
Robert C. Hall Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years
AFROTC - CAL Berkeley Mather AFB, Cal - Navigator Training. Humanitarian withdrawal because Dad had terminal cancer. Lackland AFB, TX - Admin/Training Officer/Acting Commander 3701 Basic Training Squadron. Narcotics Counseling- helped write initial AF policy on narcotic admission standards. Grand Forks AFB, ND -Missile Crew Commander, Standardization Evaluator.Tested software and hardware for major system upgrade and accepted completion for USAF. Vandenberg AFB, CA - Senior Instructor for all students entering Minuteman III CDB assignments. Twice offered USAF Academy faculty positions. Strategic Air Command (SAC) refused release. Offutt AFB, NE - SAC Protocol< SAC Plans(Strategic Weapons Advocacy Briefer,Executive Officer for Division Generals) Air Command & Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL -Student. Vandenberg AFB, CA - Section Chief for Operational test launch of SAC Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. Host Base Liaison Officer for development of Space Shuttle facilities(Launch Complex & Harbor for external tank). All polar orbits must be launched from Vandenberg. AF Operational Test Center, Kirtland AFB, NM Division Chief, Missile and Space Testing, Test all future , AF missile and space systems including Strategic Defense Initiative.Offered position with NASA but declined in order to conduct Air Base survivability test in Germany. Bitburg AB, Germany -Test to conduct airfield ability to withstand conventional warfare in a chemical environment was cancelled upon the demise of the Soviet Union. I was in East Germany the day after the wall came down.Soviet military personnel had not been paid in some time and were hungry so the were selling uniform items.Once the borders were open capitalism flourished. Electronics and all state of the art goods were being sold on the medians of streets in major cities. Most sought after commodity in every city, with lines blocks long was FRESH FLOWERS. East German flower window boxes were filled for the first time in 40+ years. Squadron Commander at Bitburg, Desert Shield, Desert Storm support. Bitburg awarded Presidential Unit Award- Best Base USAF. Sheppard AFB, TX Retired
Robert Thomas
Robert Thomas Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years
Basic Training - Ft. Knox, KY. Served at Ft. Bliss, El Paso, TX. 8th Battalion 7th Artillery (HAWK).
Tim Gamble
Tim Gamble Class of 1963
Air Force, 8 Years
Viet Nam veteran with three years in country. First tour 1966~67...with multiple return trips 1968~1972 with the 2952st Combat Logistics Support Squadron out of McClellan AFB in Sacramento, Cal.

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