Military Alumni

Military High School 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

Daniel Holian
Daniel Holian
Class of 1978
Coast Guard, 4 Years

Rescue aircrew
Dennis Wood
Dennis Wood
Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years

Submarine Force strategic Weapons Technician Retired as Master Chief Missile Technician.
Gary Simons
Gary Simons
Class of 1981
Navy, 20+ Years

I served three years in the Army and then switched to the Navy where I did another 20 years before retiring. I completed five combat tours in the Persian Gulf and Iraq beginning with the Gulf War (1990) through the present war on terrorism (2005).
James Mitchell
James Mitchell
Class of 1979
Army, 11 Years

Special Forces radio operator A/3/10SFGA 1983-86

Special Forces medic B/3/10SFGA 1990-92

Flight surgeon 7th Special Forces Group 1996-2000
James Mitchell
James Mitchell
Class of 1979
Army, 11 Years

Seven years enlisted. Five years of enlisted time in Special Forces. Medical officer/flight surgeon for 4 years.
James Mitchell, MD
James Mitchell, MD
Class of 1979
Army, 11 Years

Enlisted soldier for 7 years to the rank of E-6/SSG. Special Forces training in 1983. 10th Special Forces Group, Detachment 073, A company, 3rd Battalion. Detachment 082, B Company, 3rd Battalion.
Army HPSP scholarship to medical school at Boston University. Flight surgeon in 7th Special Forces Group and Special Operations Command. Captain, Medical Corps.
Kasa (Howell) Gladden
Kasa (Howell) Gladden
Class of 1991
Army, 20+ Years

I spent 21 years serving in the Army. I am a Bronze Star Recipient from Operation Iraqi Freedom V. I have spent 30 months total deployed to the Middle East. I have also been stationed in Germany, Korea, Texas, Atlanta, Fort Benning and Ft. Stewart, GA and Arizona.
Ken Taylor
Ken Taylor
Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years

Served with VT-25; VX-4, VXE-6 as an Aviation Structural and Hydraulics Mechanic, and Naval Submarine Base New London teaching Leadership to Sub Sailors. Airwarfare Wings in 1989.
Lisa Mia Meringolo
Lisa Mia Meringolo
Class of 1983
Navy, 18 Years

Avionics Technician 2nd class
Served at NAS Miramar, NAS Oceana, NAS North Island, and aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln in support of Operation Desert Storm/Shield

Medically Retired 2001
Patrick Martin
Patrick Martin
Class of 1984
Air Force, 20+ Years

USAF/Retired
Scot R. Speelman
Scot R. Speelman
Class of 1979
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Enlisted - Avionics Technician/MECEP
Officer - EA6B
Retired with 23 years
Scott Boyle
Scott Boyle
Class of 1990
Navy, 15 Years

Joined the Navy in 1993 after a few years of college. I've been stationed in Japan, Sicily, Whidbey Island, Wa. and Norfolk, Va. I just finished a tour with Naval Special Warfare and a deployment to Iraq. I'm currently the Public Affairs Officer for USS Iwo Jima, an amphibious assault ship based out of Norfolk.
Scott D Johnston Sr.
Scott D Johnston Sr.
Class of 1982
Air Force, 10 Years

Joining up right after graduation, I was a Missile Maintenance Specialist on the Minuteman and Peacekeeper Nuclear Weapon systems, stationed at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. I served through three armed conflicts and one war and was medically retired in 1992. Where am I in the pic? (Back row upper right behind the female airman.)
Tracey Schafer
Tracey Schafer
Class of 1988
Navy, 4 Years

Served Okinawa Japan & USS Cape Cod
William G. Smith
William G. Smith
Class of 1993
Coast Guard, 10 Years

Damage Controlman. Firefighter,Welder,pipe fitter,Rescue ops, Drug Ops.
Mainly ship board damage control.

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Erik Griffith
Class of '87

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Biissett Family

Robert grad 1993, Jacquelyn grad 1995/. mom Victoria worked as parofroseeional aide in S.M.H.s.
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Our Shadow Mountain High School military alumni are some of the most outstanding people we know and this page recognizes them and everything they have done! Not everyone gets to come home for the holidays and we want our Shadow Mountain High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Phoenix are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!