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

Bob Larsen
Bob Larsen Class of 1968
Army, 6 Years
X ray tech at Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Cherokee Nielsen Wharton
Cherokee Nielsen Wharton Class of 1974
Air Force, 13 Years
.As it turned out, I made history in the USAF by becoming the first female to complete Nuclear Armament Systems training becoming a Nuclear Armament System Specialist in 1979. I served a total of 12.5 years in the USAF before the Air Force was reduced in size in 1992 (Congressional Mandate) I with thousands of other Nuclear Specialists were forced to leave the USAF early before retirement (DoD Forced Reduction Program, reducing the size of the military globally). While on active duty, I served at Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, Nevada, Hahn AB, Germany, Luke AFB, Arizona, Nellis AFB, and RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom. In January 1991, I was placed in charge of a team of Armament Technicians deployed to Saudi Arabia and Iraq loading the A-10 aircraft during Gulf War One. During my time in the USAF, I troubleshot, repaired and loaded munitions on various USAF fighter aircraft (F4, A-10, F-16, F-15 and F-111). I have visited or have been deployed to over 40 countries globally. I currently am employed with the USAF in a civilian capacity working within the F-22 Program and I recently completed F-35 aircraft training. I am married to Thomas Wharton of Brooklyn, New York (who is retired after 26 years in the USAF) and we have four children and ten grandchildren with two more grandchildren on the way. I still love to travel, last year I was able to travel to Sidney, Australia, Europe, Canada and Hawaii.
Cherokee Wharton
Cherokee Wharton Class of 1974
Air Force, 13 Years
As it turned out, I made history in the USAF by becoming the first female to complete Nuclear Armament Systems training becoming a Nuclear Armament System Specialist in 1979. I served a total of 12.5 years in the USAF before the Air Force was reduced in size in 1992 (Congressional Mandate) I with thousands of other Nuclear Specialists were forced to leave the USAF early before retirement (DoD Forced Reduction Program, reducing the size of the military globally). While on active duty, I served at Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, Nevada, Hahn AB, Germany, Luke AFB, Arizona, Nellis AFB, and RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom. In January 1991, I was placed in charge of a team of Armament Technicians deployed to Saudi Arabia and Iraq loading the A-10 aircraft during Gulf War One. During my time in the USAF, I troubleshot, repaired and loaded munitions on various USAF fighter aircraft (F4, A-10, F-16, F-15 and F-111). I have visited or have been deployed to over 40 countries globally. I currently am employed with the USAF in a civilian capacity working within the F-22 Program and I recently completed F-35 aircraft training. I am married to Thomas Wharton of Brooklyn, New York (who is retired after 26 years in the USAF) and we have four children and ten grandchildren with two more grandchildren on the way. I still love to travel, last year I was able to travel to Sidney, Australia, Europe, Canada and Hawaii.
CW5 Mart Holdaway
CW5 Mart Holdaway Class of 1977
National Guard, 20+ Years
Mart is the C-12 Detachment Commander for the Idaho Army National Guard. Mart has served in the military for 27 years as an instructor pilot of the UH-60 Blackhawk and the C-12 Airplane. Mart is currently deployed to Afghanistan.
Dustin Moss
Dustin Moss Class of 2003
Air Force, 3 Years
its pretty much freaking awesome! this career has taken me many places and has given me the oppurtunity to do many great things .
Patrick Casper
Patrick Casper Class of 1990
Air Force, 13 Years
I'm still Active Duty Air Force. They can't get rid of me that easily. I'll make a carreer of it. I came in as a Diagnostic Imaging Technologist and by the time I was a young NCO I was running a department, and shortly after became the director of Radiology at Tinker AFB when my Radiologist separated. I earned a degree in Intelligence and was applying for an OTS position, but the Air Force had a reduction in Officer billets, and that didn't pan out. Neither did my aspiration to become an FBI agent - I passed, phase 1, passed the PT test and was awaiting phase II when a hiring freeze cut my window of opertunity short. I've only deployed once so far. I served as a PERSCO Combat Advisor instructor at Fort Polk, LA. I assisted training for joint force militart and civilians how to communicate, negotiate, and train Afgan security forces and tribal elders in the fight on global terrorism. My wife is prior AF as well. We both enlisted after we were married a year. She became a Weather Technologist, and was soon accepted to ROTC University of Oklahoma. Her ROTC placement was cut short when she was recalled back to Active Duty. She soon got out and began working for NOAA as a Meterologist and recently got another degree as a Evironmental Scientist. We have lived in Oklahoma for the majority of my carreer, and have five children. We like it here, but are looking to try to get back to Utah, maybe after I retire.
Roy A. Watson, Jr.
Roy A. Watson, Jr. Class of 1976
National Guard, 8 Years
PMEL Technician (Avionics Maintenance), Staff Sargeant, 184th CAMS, 184th TFG, KS ANG, McConnell AFB, Wichita, KS 1988-1996

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