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

Annie (Jones) Riedell
Annie (Jones) Riedell Class of 2004
Army, 5 Years
Active duty for 3 years and two years reserves. 14 moth tour to Iraq.
Arthur (Sandy) Speegle
Arthur (Sandy) Speegle Class of 1965
Navy, 20+ Years
US NAVY Radioman. Served: Boot Camp and Service School Command San Diego Ca, NCS Stockton Ca (Dixon), NCS Rota Spain, USS BELKNAP DLG-26 Norfolk Va, USNS Dutton TAGS-22 Norfolk Va, USS Tulare LKA-112 Alameda Ca, USS Horne CG-30 San Diego CA (Persian Gulf during Iranian hostage crisis), USS Proteus AS-19 Guam, NCWP Guam, NAS Lemoore Ca. USS Antietam CG-54 Long Beach Ca (Persian Gulf Operation Desert Shield), NCS Stockton Ca
Bart Langland
Bart Langland Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years
USAF/RAAF Fighter Pilot - F-16's, F-18's, Hawk 127, U-2, T-38's and 737 for Southwest Airlines. 20 years USAF, six years Southwest Airlines, six years with Royal Australian Air Force and still going.
Ben D'Ooge
Ben D'Ooge Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years
Medical Platoon Leader, 3/17th Infantry Battalion, 7th Infantry Division, Fort Ord, CA. Flight Surgeon. Emergency Medical Officer: Fort Hood, TX; 121 Evacuation Hospital, Seoul, Korea; Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii, 86 Combat Support Hospital, Fort Campbell, KY and Port-Au-Prince, Haiti; Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and 212th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH), Germany.
Brian Tuck
Brian Tuck Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired officer/pilot after 20 years of service. Two deployments flying KC-135s in Southwest Asia (Turkey and Saudi Arabia). Two deployments flying KC-135s supporting the Bosnia Operations. Four years as a T-37 Instructor Pilot. Special Operations Staff Officer at Headquarters Air Mobility Command. Deputy Program Manager for T-38C acquisition program. Logged 3200 flying hours, including 160 combat/combat support hours.
Capt. Kevin Bertelsen
Capt. Kevin Bertelsen Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years
US Navy Pilot. Commanding Officer of 2 tactical Units. Special assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy.
Captain Kevin Bertelsen, US Navy
Captain Kevin Bertelsen, US Navy Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years
US Navy Captain, currently deployed in the Horn of Africa
Chad Mullican
Chad Mullican Class of 2000
Army, 9 Years
First 5 years with the Navy as a support equipment mechanic, and the rest with they Army as a cavalry scout. Just returned from my 3rd deployment.
Christopher Clingman
Christopher Clingman Class of 1996
Navy, 10 Years
Served as a Cryptologic Maintenance Technician. I made the rank of E-6/CTM1.
Chuck Boudreaux
Chuck Boudreaux Class of 1988
Army, 18 Years
My job is a combat Engineer, which consist of blowing things up. It's a blast, been all over the world. To include Europe x 2, Gulf War, The Balkins, Iraq x 2.
Don Sink
Don Sink Class of 2000
Air Force, 7 Years
Bomber mechanic
Elke Adams
Elke Adams Class of 1981
Air Force, 14 Years
Computer and Communication Information Systems
Eric Underwood
Eric Underwood Class of 2000
Army, 8 Years
Counter Intelligence
Eric Underwood
Eric Underwood Class of 2000
Army, 8 Years
Served in Afgahnistan as a Counter Intelligence Agent for the Army. Was killed on April 3 2008. He will be missed.
Greg Larkins
Greg Larkins Class of 1966
Navy, 3 Years
USS Annapolis (AGMR-1) off the coast of Vietnam, Naval Communication Station Guam, Naval Station Norfolk, VA, Bootcamp at Naval Station San Diego
Jason Otter
Jason Otter Class of 1998
Air Force, 6 Years
Jennifer McKinney
Jennifer McKinney Class of 1993
Navy, 5 Years
USS Frank Cable AS-40 - 3years active duty, 1 year active duty Illinois and San Diego, 1 year reserve duty in Sacramento.
jenny (tabor) hudgel
jenny (tabor) hudgel Class of 2004
Army, 4 Years
active duty enlisted. my job is in communications or signal to be easier. currently stationed at fort lewis.
Justin Donnette
Justin Donnette Class of 1999
Navy, 9 Years
Joined right after high school and is an "Electronic Technician". Served aboard the USS Lincoln during the record breaking deployment in 2002-2003, when President Bush gave his speech onboard. Justin is now serving in Civil Affairs, a new Navy venture.
Kelly Sullivan
Kelly Sullivan Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years
Recruiting Support

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