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
Beverly (Biby) Snyder-Desalles Class of 1984
Army, 15 Years Army Nurse Corps. Assignments at Walter Reed (Desert Shield/Desert Storm), Ft. Belvoir, Fort Sam Houston, Ft Bliss, Fort Gordon (OIF/OEF). Currently employed w/ VA in Augusta GA.
Bianca (Kenley) Herndon Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years Enter the Army Oct 1983 - Retired Feb 04 It was a great adventure
Brian Martin Class of 1984
Army, 6 Years Military Occupation - Combat Engineer Basic Training - Fort Leonard Wood, MO Duty Stations - Camp Howze, South Korea/Fort Drum , NY
Duane Pump Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 4 Years Aviation Electronics Tech
Edward Mitchell Class of 1983
Marine Corps, 4 Years 6083 Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic A-6/EA-6
james brunner Class of 1958
Army, 3 Years green breas
Kevin Cummings Class of 1983
Navy, 8 Years Served aboard the USS Stark (FFG-31) as a Gas Turbine Electrician. While patrolling the Persian Gulf in 1987, the Stark was hit by two Exocet missiles fired from an Iraqi Miage fighter, which killed 37 shipmates.
Kevin Cummings Class of 1983
National Guard, 2 Years Served as a Human Resource Manager with the 612th Engineering Batallion. The unit lost one soldier to an IED in its year in Iraq.
Michael Hudson Class of 1994
Marine Corps, 16 Years Michael Hudson entered the United States Marine Corps on December 27th, 1994 and attend recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. Upon completion of recruit training Private Hudson reported to the School of Infantry Camp Lejeune, North Carolina where he attended Marine Combat Training. After completion of MCT, Private Hudson reported to Motor Transport School, Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina for Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) training. While training as a Motor Transport Mechanic Private Hudson was promoted to Private First Class. Upon completion of the Motor Transport Maintenance course Private First Class Hudson was assigned the MOS; Organizational Automotive Mechanic in October 1995 and subsequently reported to 2nd Maintenance Battalion, 2nd Force Service Support Group, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina for duty with Motor Transport Maintenance Company where he served as a Floor Mechanic as well as Contact Team Mechanic. In February 1996 Private First Class Hudson was promoted to Lance Corporal. Then in June that same year he was meritoriously promoted to the rank of Corporal. In June 1996 Corporal Hudson returned to Marine Corps Combat Service Support School to attend the Logistic Vehicle System Maintenance Course. After returning from school, Corporal Hudson was assigned as Floor Chief. In February 1997 Corporal Hudson was assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit where he served as Motor Transport Chief with the MEU Service Support Group. While with the 24th MEU, Corporal Hudson participated in Operation Bright Star in Egypt in October 1997, Operation Noble Shirley in Israel in November as well as other various operations throughout the Mediterranean Sea. In January 1998 the 24th MEU was called to the Persian Gulf in Support of Operation Desert Thunder and Operation Southern Watch, during which time Corporal Hudson was placed in charge of Motor Transport maintenance operations in Bahrain and Kuwait. In March 1998, while in Kuwait, Corporal Hudson was promoted to Sergeant. After retuning to the United States, Sergeant Hudson reported back to Motor Transport Maintenance Company in May 1998 where he served as Floor Chief and Platoon Sergeant. In January 1999 Sergeant Hudson once again reported to Marine Corps Combat Service Support School to attend the Automotive Intermediate Maintenance Course, in which he was the honor graduate. In August 1999 Sergeant Hudson reported to 3rd Materiel Readiness Battalion, 3rd Force Service Support Group, Okinawa, Japan for duty with General Support Maintenance Company. While with GSM, Sergeant Hudson served as Platoon Sergeant, Quality Control Chief, Dynamometer Technician and Motor Transport Engine and Transmission Sections Chief. In November 2001 Sergeant Hudson was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant and was assigned the MOS; Motor Transport Maintenance Chief. In June 2002 Staff Sergeant Hudson was assigned to the Inspector-Instructor Staff, Landing Support Equipment Company, 4th Landing Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Vienna Ohio, as the Motor Transport Chief. Additionally, he filled the billets of Information System Coordinator, Hazardous Material and Safety Officer, Motor Vehicle Licensing Official, and he participated in the Youngstown area Toys for Tots program. In August 2002, Staff Sergeant Hudson was selected for the Warrant Officer Program and was subsequently appointed to the rank of Warrant Officer in February 2003 and assigned the MOS; Motor Transport Maintenance Officer. After appointment, Warrant Officer Hudson reported to The Basic School, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia to attend the Warrant Officer Basic Course. After completion of WOBC, Warrant Officer Hudson reported to Marine Corps Combat Service Support School, Camp Lejeune N.C. to attend the Motor Transport Maintenance Officers Course. Upon completion of the Maintenance Officers Course in August 2003, Warrant Officer Hudson report to 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Marine Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms California for duty as the Battalion Motor Transport Officer. During his tour with 3rd Battalion 11th Marines, Warrant Officer Hudson deploy to Iraq in February 2004 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II. He was sent on the Advance Party and served as the Equipment Reception Platoon Commander, coordinating with the MPF Offload to accept the Battalionâ€™s equipment. While in Iraq his Maintenance section ensured the Maintenance of a fleet of vehicles that traveled over 825,000 miles during an 8 month period. In addition to his MTO responsibilities, Warrant Officer Hudson served as a Watch Officer, Convoy Commander and Vehicle Armor Advisor. In August 2004, while serving in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, Warrant Officer Hudson was promoted to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer-2. Upon return from Iraq, in September 2004, Chief Warrant Officer Hudson was responsible for the reconstitution of the Battalionâ€™s Motor Transport assets and all associated equipment readiness. His sections contributions were critical in ensuring that the was able Battalion to conduct a Battalion level Artillery Live Fire Exercise just 13 training days after returning from their Provisional Military Police mission in Iraq. In October 2005 Chief Warrant Officer Hudson was assigned to the Officer Conducting Exercise (OCE) Staff, Mojave Viper Support Detachment as the I MEF Maintenance Officer. During his tour he was responsible for the Material Readiness of all the I MEF units participating in OIF/OEF pre-deployment training. In June 2006 Chief Warrant Officer Hudson transferred to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan for duty as the Station Motor Transport Officer and Garrison Mobile Equipment Fleet Manager. He served as an essential member of various planning teams that provided Station leadership and Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific advice and recommendation in the development of the transportation requirements for the Iwakuni Master Plan in support of the Defense Policy Review Initiative (DPRI). He identified increased operation and maintenance capability needed in support an effort that would double the number of residents of MCAS Iwakuni over a six to eight year period as well as facilities to support. In November 2007 Chief Warrant Officer Hudson deployed as an Individual Augmentee in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was assigned to the Multi-National Security Transition Commandâ€“Iraq, where he served as the Ministry of Defense Maintenance Officer within the J4. During his tour, he provided training and assistance to Iraqi leadership in fundamentals of equipment maintenance and fleet management. He supervised 10 Iraqi maintenance facilities which had been contractor run and eventually transitioned to Iraqi Security Force management. The culmination of Chief Warrant Officer Hudson's contribution to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense was the initiative he led that provided enhanced combat power to the Iraqi Security Forces by providing them up to 8,500 refurbished Up-Armored HMMWVs that had been displaced by the introduction of the MRAP and the downsizing of the coalition footprint. In March 2008, while serving in Baghdad, Iraq, Chief Warrant Officer-2 Hudson was promoted to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer-3. Upon completion of his deployment in May 2008, Chief Warrant Officer Hudson resumed his duties at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. In June 2009 Chief Warrant Officer Hudson transferred to Motor Transport Maintenance Instructional Company, Logistics Operations School, Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools, Training Command, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina where he currently serves as the Office in Charge of the Maintenance Instruction Section. Personnel Awards include: the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Second Award), Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal (Second Award), Combat Action Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal (Second Award). Additionally, Chief Warrant Officer Hudson is the recipient of The Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe for his contribution to the United States Army Ordnance Corps while serving with the Multi-National Security Transition Commandâ€“Iraq. Chief Warrant Officer Hudson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland University College. Chief Warrant Officer Hudson is married to the former Karin Maag of Sandusky, Ohio and they have two sons: Zachary (9) & Joshua (4).
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