Military Alumni

Military High School 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

Adrian Lassiter
Adrian Lassiter
Class of 2006
Air Force, 9 Years

Medic
Annie Miller Bassett
Annie Miller Bassett
Class of 1992
Navy, 6 Years

Supply Corps Officer
Billy R. Stephens
Billy R. Stephens
Class of 1989
Air Force, 4 Years

Instrumentation and Telemtry Specialist
Brad Starnes
Brad Starnes
Class of 1999
Air Force, 6 Years

Aerospace Propulsion Technician: B1 Bomber / A 10 Warthog
Brandon Dansfiell
Brandon Dansfiell
Class of 1998
Army, 4 Years

Infantryman served under Cco. 3-71CAV. In 2006-2007 we deployed to the Nuristan area in Afghanistan for 16months. At this time we had been the furthest north in Afghanistan than any American before us; located in the Hindu Kush mountains.
Brandon W. Burns
Brandon W. Burns
Class of 2003
Army, 4 Years

Engineer - Operation Iraqi Freedom - 2004 to 2005
Infantry - Operation Iraqi Freedom - 2006 to 2007
Brooke Bennett
Brooke Bennett
Class of 1996
Air Force, 9 Years

I served for 9 years in the Air Force. I separated September 2014 to go back to school to get my nursing degree. After my deployment Wounded Warriors had a special place in my heart. I love my AF and I loved serving. I will be back after I finish my RN as an officer.
Capt. Gregory Prickett (ret)
Capt. Gregory Prickett (ret)
Class of 1977
National Guard, 20 Years

Army from 1979-1992, Infantryman, Paratrooper, Mech Infantry, Scout

Air Force 1992-1999, Security Police
Captain Steve "Buda" Bofferding
Captain Steve "Buda" Bofferding
Class of 1997
Air Force, 4 Years

Currently flying the F-15E Strike Eagle in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Captain Steve "Buda" Bofferding
Captain Steve "Buda" Bofferding
Class of 1997
Air Force, 4 Years

Currently flying the F-15E Strike Eagle in Operation Iraqi Freedom
Casey Esch
Casey Esch
Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Infantry
Casey Joyce
Casey Joyce
Class of 1987
Army, 6 Years

Served in Task Force Ranger in Somalia. KIA October 3, 1993
Casey Joyce
Casey Joyce
Class of 1987
Army, 6 Years

Served in Somalia
Charles Merkel
Charles Merkel
Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years

2007 - Present Commanding Officer, Cruise Missile Support Activity, Pacific Camp Smith, Hawaii
2005 - 2007 Commanding Officer, Submarine Training Center Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
2003 - 2005 Deputy Commander, Submarine Squadron SEVEN, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
2000 - 2003 Commanding Officer, USS KEY WEST (SSN 722) Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
1997 - 1999 Staff Assignment for Director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion, Washington DC
1995 - 1997 Executive Officer USS TUNNY (SSN 682) Pearl Harbor Hawaii
1993 - 1995 Staff Assignment COMSUBPAC, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
1990 - 1993 Navigator, USS OMAHA (SSN 692), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
1987 - 1990 Instructor, Nuclear Power Training Unit, Idaho Falls, Idaho
1984 - 1987 Junior Officer, USS BREMERTON (SSN 698), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
1980 - 1984 Various Training Assignments
Christopher  Knapton
Christopher Knapton
Class of 1999
Army Reserves, 12 Years

Joined in 2006. Did Basic Training in Ft. Jackson SC, Job Training in Ft. Eustis VA. My job with the Army is Aviation Powerplant Repairer (Engine Mechanic for Helicopters) Returned to TX to my home station at the Carswell Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Ft. Worth. Became a Sergeant in 2013. Deployed in August 2014 to April of 2015.
Christopher Conner
Christopher Conner
Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Four years of service after college. Served at Camp Lejeune North Carolina.
Christopher Evans
Christopher Evans
Class of 1993
Army, 13 Years

11b, 11m, and 19k
4years active
9 National Guard
Christopher Evans
Christopher Evans
Class of 1993
Army, 13 Years

Active duty from 93-97
South Korea Dec 93-Dec 94
Ft. Lewis Wa Jan 95- Aug 97
National Guard 97-06
Christopher Knapton
Christopher Knapton
Class of 1999
Army Reserves, 17 Years

Joined in 2006, currently assigned to the 90th ASB, Mobilized in 2014-15 and 2021-22
Chuck Merkel
Chuck Merkel
Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years

I have been serving in the Navy since 1980. I served on four different submarines, including as CO of USS KEY WEST from November 2000 to July 2003. I am currently stationed at Camp Smith in Hawaii.
Curt Newby
Curt Newby
Class of 1971
Navy, 4 Years

Hospital Corpman
Served 3 years with US marines
Artillary unit-Recon unit- copter unit
David Michael McMillan
David Michael McMillan
Class of 1994
Marine Corps, 8 Years

David Wilshire
David Wilshire
Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Deploying in April 2007 with the First Marine division 13th MEU as a Military Police. Rank is Corporal, Currently stationed Camp Pendlton California
Derek Foster
Derek Foster
Class of 1993
Army, 8 Years

I joined the Marine Corps right out of high school, but found my way in the Army. I am currently a Logistics Officer at Ft Lewis, WA. I have been deployed to Iraq, twice, once to Tikrit and once to the Al Anbar Province. God Bless America.
Dustin W Phipps
Dustin W Phipps
Class of 2006
Army, 8 Years

Proud to be a Wildcat serving our country
George "Randy" Dean
George "Randy" Dean
Class of 1980
Navy, 20 Years

Retired Chief Fire Controlman (Radar)
20 years Active Service (1985-2005)
Now Senior Technical Instructor for US Navy
Jeffrey S. Casto
Jeffrey S. Casto
Class of 1999
Army, 12 Years

HH60M MEDEVAC Instructor Pilot
Jennifer Crane
Jennifer Crane
Class of 1998
Air Force, 6 Years

Was stationed in Germany and New Mexico.
AMMO!
Joseph D. Willard
Joseph D. Willard
Class of 1999
Navy, 10 Years

Served home and abroad..currently deployed in Iraq.
Judi (Bush) Williams
Judi (Bush) Williams
Class of 1998
Air Force, 10 Years

Graduated from the Air Force Academy in 2002, and still active duty in the Air Force
Kevin Heartwell
Kevin Heartwell
Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

AH-1W Supercobra Attack Helicopter Pilot. Currently serving as the Executive Officer of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169.
LT David Bader
LT David Bader
Class of 1997
Navy, 5 Years

Surface Warfare Officer
Lucas Bartz
Lucas Bartz
Class of 1997
Army, 4 Years

Tank gunner stationed in Schweinfurt, Germany. Will be starting a second tour in iraq soon.
MAJ (Ret) Victoria Gebhardtsbauer
MAJ (Ret) Victoria Gebhardtsbauer
Class of 1998
Army, 20 Years

Joined 01 July 2003 as an Enlisted Military Intelligence (MI) Specialist and was with Eighth Army in Yongson, Korea.
15 June 2006 became a MI Officer. November 2006 to April 2009 - Executive Officer for HHC, 519th MI BN and in Baghdad, Iraq, Platoon Leader for Bravo Company, 519th MI BN, 525th BfSB in Speicher/Mosul, Iraq and in Fort Bragg, NC.

September 2009 – December 2010 - Division HUMINT Analysis Cell OIC for the G2, 1st Armored Division, in Wiesbaden, Germany and in Baghdad, Iraq.

January 2011 to January 2013 - BN S2 OIC for HHC, 3-159 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion (ARB), and Company Commander, HHC, 3-159 ARB, Illesheim, Germany and Udairi Airfield, Kuwait.

February 2013 to June 2016 - Company Commander HHC, 780th MI BDE, Cyber National Mission Force/National Mission Team (NMT) Mission Commander, Bravo Company, 781st MI BN, 780th MI BDE, and the BDE S3 Current Operations Officer, HHC, 780th MI BDE, Fort Meade, MD.

June 2018 to June 2020 - the BDE S2 for the 16th Sustainment BDE in Baumholder, Germany.

June 2020 to June 2023 - an Inspector General for HQ, INSCOM, in Fort Belvoir, VA.
Retired as of 01 July 2023.
MAJ TIm Terese
MAJ TIm Terese
Class of 1993
Army, 11 Years

Completed two deployments to Iraq as an Infantry officer and currently serving as Assistant Professor of Military Science and Leadership at The Citadel.
MAJ(P) Patrick a. Callahan
MAJ(P) Patrick a. Callahan
Class of 1984
Army, 19 Years

Comissioned from Georgetown University in 1992. Served as an Armor Officer in amyriad of assignments. US Liaison Officer to Royal Military Academy @ Sandhurst, UK from 2000-2002. Served as a SQDN Ops Officer in Mosul/Tal Afar, Iraq from Oct 2006-Dec 2007. Currently, in charge of ROTC @ Slippery Rock University, Pa. Will be promoted in Feb 2009 to LTC.
Major Josh Brooks
Major Josh Brooks
Class of 1989
Air Force, 12 Years

Space Weapons Officer
Mark C. Probus
Mark C. Probus
Class of 1985
Army, 19 Years

Current Commander of U.S. Army Health Clinic in Darmstadt, Germany. Served in Bosnia and Iraq.
Matthew D. Ingelido
Matthew D. Ingelido
Class of 2002
Air Force, 8 Years

SSgt Ingelido is currently stationed in Germany working for NATO.
Matthew Gardner
Matthew Gardner
Class of 1987
Army, 18 Years

Special Operations helicopter pilot

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Class of '82

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Suzanne Standerfer

Class officer for the Class of 1979. Passed away on July 28, 2008.
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Our Plano Senior High School military alumni are some of the most outstanding people we know and this page recognizes them and everything they have done! Not everyone gets to come home for the holidays and we want our Plano Senior High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Plano are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!