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

April  Martinez (McLeod)
April Martinez (McLeod) Class of 1998
Army, 7 Years
Deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom for 16 months. Raised school suppiles and did humanitarian missions to Afghan girls schools. Current MOS (job) is Chemical Operations but currently serving as platoon sergeant for wounded warriors.
Arthur (AJ) Zingler
Arthur (AJ) Zingler Class of 2001
Air Force, 6 Years
Para Rescue
Bart Umentum
Bart Umentum Class of 1986
Navy, 17 Years
Commander, USN
bernie demerath
bernie demerath Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years
chaplain assistant
Brett Heuvelman
Brett Heuvelman Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Retired Gunnery Sergeant, USMC
Brian Belson
Brian Belson Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years
Completed medical school on Navy scholarship and served 10 years. Now in the Army, deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom as a general surgeon, but on staff in DC as an OB/GYN
Brian Belson
Brian Belson Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years
Deployed again, 2013-14, Operation Enduring Freedom, this time in Afghanistan.
Brian Zirbel
Brian Zirbel Class of 1979
Navy, 15 Years
Commander, Supply Corps, U.S. Navy
cathy (dunaway) wilson
cathy (dunaway) wilson Class of 1979
Navy, 18 Years
Served as a Resue Swimmer (SAR) while aboard my 4 ships, and while on shore duty, served as a lifeguard for the US Navy Seals program, in my part time earned most of my prerecs for my bsn degree
Chris Rentmeester
Chris Rentmeester Class of 2000
Navy, 6 Years
Amphibiuos
Cory J. Collard
Cory J. Collard Class of 1999
Army Reserves, 16 Years
Enlisted 1998 and Commissioned 2006 in the Medical Service Corp. Served OEF 2009-2010 and Currently Command 410th Medical Logistics Company in Milwaukee, WI.
Jackie Caelwaerts
Jackie Caelwaerts Class of 2004
Army, 5 Years
Mechanic
Jodie Cornell
Jodie Cornell Class of 1989
Army, 8 Years
Served from 1990-1998 at various locations (Fort Gordon, GA; Fort Jackson, SC; Fort Huachuca, AZ; Macdill AFB, FL; Camp Humphreys, South Korea; Danner Kassern, K-town, Germany, etc, etc...)
Jodie Cornell (Marzett)
Jodie Cornell (Marzett) Class of 1989
Army, 8 Years
Served in the Gulf War and Operations Desert Fox, Desert Strike, Desert Fox and Enduring Freedom. Served in Germany, S. Korea, Georgia, Arizona, Florida, and South Carolina and currently works as a civilian in the Dept. of Defense.
Jon Hilla
Jon Hilla Class of 2005
Navy, 1 Years
Aviation Weapon/Bomb Speacialist
Justin Borski
Justin Borski Class of 2003
Army, 5 Years
military police
Kelly Snyder
Kelly Snyder Class of 2004
Air Force, 3 Years
2 years enlisted in finance in Anchorage, Alaska. Currently a sophomore at the US Air Force Academy
Mark Madary
Mark Madary Class of 1998
Air Force, 8 Years
Currently stationed in New Mexico
Michael J. Hinz
Michael J. Hinz Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years
Active Army-Army Reserves-Saudi-Bosnia
Monti TylerLee Smith Sr
Monti TylerLee Smith Sr Class of 1986
Army, 8 Years
Airborne, Air Assault, originally enlisted and made SGT/E5 in 2 yrs, later contracted with MO NG SMP SR ROTC and commissioned 2LT/0-1, Desert Shield/Desert Storm veteran

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