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

Aaron Jackson
Aaron Jackson Class of 1989
Air Force, 17 Years
Was an Air Force Security Forces Member Active Duty and Reserves from the time of graduation until 2008. That year I switched to the Army and leaving in 2012. Seen a lot of the the world including two tours to the middle east. The last deployment I was NCOIC of exterior combat patrols 2005-2006 Iraq.
Amy Merz Johnston
Amy Merz Johnston Class of 1960
Army, 20+ Years
Air Force Brat. Went to nursing school, joined the army as a nurse. Served with the 67th Evacuation Hospital in Vietnam. Got out of the service, got married, had a son, went back to school for BSN, rejoined the Army, went to Desert Shield/Desert Storm 1990-91. Retired from Army 1995.
Barry L. Phillips
Barry L. Phillips Class of 1964
Army, 20+ Years
Served as Chaplain from commissioning in March, 1980, until retired by age in October, 2006. Had total of 13 years active service and 13 years active reserve. One service ribbon for Operation Joint Endeavor/Joint Guard (Bosnia). In area of combat one time-fifteen seconds-Septembe, 1985, unit was bombed in Germany.
Ben Tarsitano
Ben Tarsitano Class of 1970
Air Force, 13 Years
USAF Dental/Medical Corps, Lt. Col.
Christopher D Meece
Christopher D Meece Class of 1988
Army, 12 Years
Joined the USMC as a Combat Engineer in 1987. Spent 4 years on active duty and drilled in the IRR for 2 years. Then I took a 10 year break and joined the Army in 2002 and I am a flying Crew Chief on UH-60 Blackhawks. I am currently in a MEDEVAC company stationed in Germany. Lets see, served in Desert Shield/Storm, Operation Eastern Exit, Operation Provide Comfort all in the USMC. In the Army, Immediate Response, Operation Iraqi Freedom (twice) started the third deployment then took the NESTEA plunge off the top of the aircraft and smashed up my face, arm, and pelvis real good but I am all back together and as sexy as ever. Now seeing that our President (elect) thinks he will get us out of Iraq, well then should be in Afghanistan within a year. "And that's all I have to say about that"
curtis j. heck
curtis j. heck Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years
basic training- Fort Cambel, ky. ait - Fort Sill, okla. vietnam - 1970-1971
Dale Martin
Dale Martin Class of 1978
Marine Corps, 4 Years
I enlisted in the Marine Corps in the fall of '78' while attending Parkland Jr College. I spent my four year enlistment in Weapons Company of the 1st Battallion 9th Marines. I was stationed initially in Okinawa, Japan and shipped back and forth from there to Camp Pendleton in Southern California before existing the Corps in Jan 1983.
Dave "Mick" Micheletti
Dave "Mick" Micheletti Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years
Hello Alumni! I entered active duty in early 1986 and spent 20 years as a Space Operations Officer assigned to Los Angeles AFB, Shemya AFB AK, Lowry AFB CO, Schriever AFB CO, Cheyenne Mountain AFS CO (NORAD), and Maxwell AFB AL. Retired in 2006 and now a military contractor living in Colorado Springs CO.
David Adams
David Adams Class of 1980
Air Force, 4 Years
After Basic Training and Tech School at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. I served my entire time at the Pentagon. Thanks to the quality education that I received during my 7 years in Rantoul....
David Meece
David Meece Class of 1989
Air Force, 20+ Years
Joined the IL Army National Guard in Oct '88 and spent 9 yrs as an 11B. In 1997 I joined the IL Air National Guard with the 182 AW in Peoria, IL. I worked in CE as a power production specialist until Oct '00. I was selected for commissioning with the 182 ASOC and commissioned in Feb '01. After Intelligence school I was a traditional ANG member until Mar '03 when I went full time. From Mar '03 to Sep '06 I was an instructor at the ANG commissioning school in Knoxville, TN. In Sep '06 I went to DC to serve as an executive offcer. In Aug of '08 I went back to the intelligence field. I am the Branch Chief, ISR Training and a newly qualified SMIC with an MQ-1 Predator unit. I am currently waiting promotion to Major.
Dayvon McCarrell
Dayvon McCarrell Class of 1992
Air Force, 10 Years
Surveillance RADAR Technician for AWACS. Deployed in Operation Southern Watch, Northern Watch, Oman, Eskan Village, Operation IRAQI Freedom, South America, Enduring Freedom, Noble Eagle, Eagle Assist, and now I get to rest and teach today's Airman at Sheppard AFB, TX. Currently, I am a Technical School Instructor.
Dennis Beauvais
Dennis Beauvais Class of 1964
Army, 4 Years
Japan, Vietnam and Philippine Islands. U. S. Army Intelligence. Prior to that-18 years as a U. S. Air Force dependent from Honolulu, Dover, Chanute and numerous others.
DON O. FLEMING Class of 1969
Army, 15 Years
Ed Breen
Ed Breen Class of 1985
Air Force, 20+ Years
Joined AF in Jan 1987. Following Basic Training at Lackland I completed Dental Assistant training at Sheppard AFB. I was assigned to Andersen AFB, Guam from 1987-1989. From there I was sent to Clark AB, Philippines until 1991 when Mt. Pinatubo erupted and closed both Clark and Subic Bay. My family and I then went to Homestead AFB, Fl. South of Miami until 1992 following Hurricane Andrew which sent usto Nellis AFB, Nv in sunny Las Vegas for 8 years. In 2000 we went to our final assignment in Okinawa, Japan. Retiring as a SMSgt in 2008 after 21 yrs 8 months and 15 days of service. I enjoyed the travelling,and the many friends and extended family we made and met over the years. I am know in El Paso, Tx continuing to serve our nations Veterans in the VA clinic.
Ernesto Bituin
Ernesto Bituin Class of 1992
Air Force, 20+ Years
Joined the USAF in April 19, 1995 & retired on April 30, 2015. I served as Services Specialist for 20 years & 12 days. I was stationed at Ellsworth AFB, SDa, Yokota AB, Japan, Bolling AFB, DC, McConnell AFB, KS, Kunsan AB, Korea & MacDill AFB, FL. Deployed to Cairo, Egypt, Germany, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and Iraq.
Air Force, 20+ Years
Jeff Thornton
Jeff Thornton Class of 1987
Air Force, 14 Years
Currently a Major in the Air Force Reserve (full-time) working at the HQ Air Force Command in Current Operations. Did first 10 years on Active Duty then transferred to the Reserves as an Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA). Specialty is Space & Missile Operations with assignments at Minot AFB ND, Vandenberg AFB CA, Schriever AFB CO, HQ European Command in Stuttgart Germany and now Peterson AFB CO.
Jim Neaves
Jim Neaves Class of 1963
Navy, 6 Years
Submarine duty
Joel Hembach
Joel Hembach Class of 1976
Air Force, 20+ Years
Joined right after HS. Jet Engine Mechanic Stationed at Nellis AFB, NV; Elmendorf AFB, AK; Wurtsmith AFB, MI; Keflavik NAS, Iceland; Hickam AFB, HI and finally Elmendorf again. Spent 3 years as contract Engine Mechanic for Lockheed and Lear-Siegler at RAF Lakenheath, UK and Kelly AFB, TX.
Katie Bolser
Katie Bolser Class of 1986
Marine Corps, 4 Years
29 Palms, Camp Pendleton and am a Desert Storm Combat Veteran.

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Monica Rubarts
Class of '89

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