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

Anslem B. Gentle "JR"
Anslem B. Gentle "JR" Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years
JR has been a member of the US Army Reserves now for 21 1/2 years. He is 1LT (Direct Commission) and a Strategic Intelligence Officer specializing in Counter-Terrorism and Geopolitical Intelligence. Highlights of his career are: Force Protection Officer for the entire Bosnian theater; Counter-Terrorism Specialist for the US Delegation at NATO in Brussels; European Political Intelligence Officer for the US Army Commander,Europe; Deputy Security Assistance Chief, US Embassy Macedonia. JR is currently working as a Geopolitical/Economic Intelligence Analyst for the Marines in Fallujah. Iraq. He has served on Active duty in the UK, Lithuania, Hungary, Belgium, and Germany.
Cathy Black Pank
Cathy Black Pank Class of 1985
Air Force, 3 Years
Cathy served as an Air Force nurse officer from 90-93 at Beale AFB, California after graduating from the University of Florida in 1990.
Dave Fister
Dave Fister Class of 1985
Army, 3 Years
1st Armored Division, 2nd of the 1st Field Artillery in Germany and Desert Storm. Last tour was 101st Air Assault
Francis A "frankiE" Morrison
Francis A "frankiE" Morrison Class of 1974
Air Force, 4 Years
1974 - 1978 AFSM-46150, Munitions Maintenance Specialist Basic - Lackland AFB, San Antonio.Texas Tech School - Lowery AFB, Denver, Colorado 1974 - 1976, 4th MMS, Seymour Johnson AFB, Goldsboro, NC 1976 - 1978, 52nd MMS, Spangdahlem AFB, Spangdahlem, Germany
Gary W Scott
Gary W Scott Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years
Retired 1sg living in Virginia
Gary W Scott
Gary W Scott Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years
Retired in 1996 at Ft. Hood Texas Now living in Fredericksburg Virginia
Jerry Wilson
Jerry Wilson Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years
Chief Master Sergeant, F-15 Maintenance Superintendent, for three Fighter Squadrons, 1997 and 1998 Hughes Trophy Winner for Best Fighter Squadron in DOD.
John E. Tokash
John E. Tokash Class of 1974
Coast Guard, 6 Years
Served 2 yrs aboard Icebreaker Buton Island, 2 tours to Antartica, 1 to the Artic. 2yrs.S&R and 2 yrs. Support.
Lisa Wilson
Lisa Wilson Class of 1985
Army, 19 Years
Lieutenant Colonel Lisa M. Wilson has been serving on active duty in the US Army for 19 yrs and is currently assigned to Kabul, Afghanistan as the Liaison for NATO’s Equipment Donation Program. Prior to her deployment to Afghanistan, LTC Wilson served as the Military Assistant for the Deputy Chief of Staff Transformation, a three-star US Air Force General in Norfolk, Virginia, from February 15, 2006 until April 10, 2008. LTC Wilson was born in Clarksville, Tennessee and later relocated to Fayetteville, North Carolina. Attended Reid Ross High School and graduated in 1985. She was commissioned a Second Lieutenant through the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program upon graduation from Campbell University where she holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Public Administration. She also holds a Masters of Science degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Central Texas. LTC Wilson’s military education includes: graduation from the Quartermaster’s Officer’s Basic Course, Combined Logistics Officer’s Advanced Course, the Combined Armed Services Staff School, the Recruiting Company Commander’s Course, the Support Operations Course, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the JPME II Course at Joint Forces Staff College. LTC Wilson has held a wide variety of command and staff positions, including: Platoon Leader, 565th Supply Company, 553rd Supply and Services Battalion, 13th Corps Support Command (COSCOM), Fort Hood, Texas; Platoon Leader, 565th Supply Company, forward deployed to Operation Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia with 7th Transportation Battalion, 1st COSCOM, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Brigade S4 (Logistics Officer) to include Brigade Maintenance Officer and Company Commander, 13th Finance Group, III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas; Commander in Chief (CINC’s) Protocol Officer, Eighth United States Army/United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command, Korea; Company Commander, Augusta Recruiting Company, Columbia Recruiting Battalion, 2nd Recruiting Brigade; Battalion S3 (Operations Officer), 507th Corps Support Group (Airborne), Multinational Forces and Observers, Sinai, Egypt; Logistics Officer, Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS), Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon; Brigade (S1) Adjutant, DISCOM, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea; Battalion Executive Officer, 302d Forward Support Battalion, DISCOM, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Republic of Korea.
LTC(R) Lewis Cole Cochran
LTC(R) Lewis Cole Cochran Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years
Infantry Airborne Ranger
MAJ William Charles Harris III
MAJ William Charles Harris III Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years
Army Medical Officer who served with the 82nd Airborne Division and the First Cavalry Division. Overseas tours of duty in Korea, Central America, and a Combat Tour in Iraq in which he was injured and awarded the Army's Combat Medical Badge.
Marcelious "Sug" Lunsford
Marcelious "Sug" Lunsford Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years
Honorable discharge after 22 years of service
Richard A. Heath
Richard A. Heath Class of 1985
Navy, 20+ Years
Chief Petty Officer Surface War Fare Electricians Mate (E-7) EMC(SW) Nuclear Propulsion/Engineering. Responsible for the safe operation of the Nuclear Propulsion Plant onboard Surface naval vessels and the generation and distribution of electrical power thru-out the ship. Associate Of Arts Applied Nuclear Systems Technology: University of Phoenix Currently stationed in Bangor Washington at Naval Intermediate Maintenance Facility Pacific Northwest (NAVIMFACPNW) Previous locations: Basic Training 1986 Great Lakes Illinois Electricians Mate Class "A" School Orlando Florida Nuclear Power School Orlando Florida Nuclear Power Prototype Training Windsor Connecticut USS Enterprise (CVN 65) (Nuclear Propulsion Plant Operator) '88 - '91 (Alameda, CA and Norfolk, Va) Electricians Mate Class "C" Advanced Training Great Lakes Illinois '91 USS Truxtun (CGN-35) (Nuclear Propulsion Plant Operator / Supervisor) '91 - '93 (Bremerton, Wa) USS South Carolina (CGN-37) (Nuclear Propulsion Plant Supervisor) '93 - '95 (Norfolk, Va) Shore Duty Groton Connecticut '95 - '99 USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) (Nuclear Propulsion Plant Supervisor, Assistant Quality Assurance Officer) '99 - '03 (Marysville Wa) Shore Duty Bangor Submarine Base, Bremerton Washington (Logistics Engineer/Manager for West Coast Ballistic Missile Submarines) '03 - Present (Bremerton, Wa) Planning for retirement from the Naval Service March 2010 after 24 years service.
Terrence "Terry" White
Terrence "Terry" White Class of 1985
Air Force, 18 Years
Master Sergeant Terrence L. “Terry” White has been serving on active duty in the U.S. Air force for 18 years and is currently assigned to the 18th Contracting Squadron, Kadena Air Base Okinawa Japan. As a warranted contracting officer Terry is authorized to obligate government funds for various supplies, services or construction contracts. MSgt White holds the highest level certification for contracting officers (Level III). Terry is currently the Superintendent for the Infrastructure Acquisitions Flight and frequently serves as Interim Squadron Superintendent, and Squadron First Sergeant. Prior to his assignment to Kadena, Terry was stationed at Tyndall AFB FL where he held the position of NCOIC Base Support and Infrastructure Flight, NCOIC of Base Support Acquisitions, and NCOIC of Plans and Programs flights. Terry has been in the contracting career field for 5 years. Born in Pittsburgh PA, The son of a US Army officer, Terry has lived all over the United States, finally settling down in Fayetteville NC. Attended Reid Ross HS and graduated in 1985. Terry has served in two other career fields in his Air Force Career. Upon enlistment in 1989, Terry entered active duty as a Fire Protection Specialist where he held the position of lead hand-line, driver operator of various crash and fire rescue vehicles, rescue crew team member, crew chief, NCOIC of fire extinguisher maintenance, NCOIC of Fire Alarm Communications, and Station Chief. Assignments as a firefighter were RAF Upper Heyford United Kingdom, March AFB CA, and Pope AFB NC. After 5 years in Fire Protection Terry decided to retrain into the Education and Training Career field. He held the position of NCOIC of Instructional Systems Design, and NCOIC of Squadron Training. Assignments as a Training Manager were Charleston AFB SC. Education: Terry has a BS in Workforce Education and Training Development from Southern Illinois University (Carbondale), and holds 3 Community College of the Air Force Degrees. Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Robbins AFB GA., Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy (Non-Residence), Tyndall Air Force Base FL., Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education course (Non-Residence), Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk VA. Terry has deployed to Germany in support of Operation Joint Forge/Joint Cause, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Qatar in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom and will be deploying in the near future in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Xavier Brunson
Xavier Brunson Class of 1985
Army, 16 Years
LTC. Xavier Brunson has been serving in U.S. Army for 16 years. He will assume command of 1-504 PIR at Fort Bragg, North Carolina in July 2008.

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