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

Patrick McMillian
Patrick McMillian
Class of 1986
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

Although a native New Yorker, I grew up in Selma, Alabama and call Selma home. I am married with 2 Children, a 14 year old son and a 11 year old daughter. I currently live in Providence Forge, Virginia.
After graduating from high school in May of 1986 I joined the US Navy in September of that year, served at two units and separated in September 1990 during Desert Storm. I then joined the Coast Guard in March 1991 and served at seven different units.
I am currently working in Taylor Hall at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown teaching Weapons Systems Fundamentals and Weapons Systems Operator courses at the weapons school.


1. Sept 1986 – Oct 1986: SA/SN-Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, IL. USN Basic Training.

2. Nov 1986 – Feb 1986: SN-Naval Aviation Technical Training Center (NATTC), Millington, TN. Aviation Ordnanceman “A” School.

3. Feb 1986 – Jan 1989: AOAN-Naval Weapons Station, Norfolk, VA. Maintained shore side earth covered magazines and transported ammunition to afloat units, security watch stander, forklift operator, tractor trailer operator.

4. Jan 1989 – Sept 1990: AOAN-USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) Norfolk, VA. Weapons elevator operator, armed reaction team member, security watch stander.

5. Sept 1990 – Mar 1991: AOAN-Inactive Reserve, Pensacola, FL.

6. Mar 1991 – May 1991: SA/SN-Recruit Training Center, Cape May, NJ. USCG Basic Training.

7. June 1991 – Feb 1992: SN-USCG STA Wrightsville Beach, Wrightsville Bch, NC. Radio watch stander, Boat crewman, boarding team member.

8. Feb 1992 – May 1992: SN/GM3-Reserve Training Center, Yorktown, VA. Gunnersmate “A” school.

9. May 1992 – Jun 1995: GM3-CGC Gentian (WLB-290), Atlantic Beach, NC. Responsible for maintenance and operations of cutter’s weapons, ammunition custodian, helmsman, lookout, damage control petty officer, gangway watch stander, boarding team member.

10. Jun 1995 – Mar 1997: GM2-USCG Small Arms Repair Facility, Naval Warfare Center Crane, IN. Conducted depot level maintenance for all Coast Guard owned small arms, assisted in converting over 300 M16A1 rifles to accommodate for the coast Guard’s M16A2 conversion.

11. Mar 1997 – May 1999: GM2/GM1-CGC Metompkin (WPB-1325), Charleston, SC. Responsible for maintenance and operations of cutter’s weapons, ammunition custodian, import OOD, assistant deck supervisor, Boarding Officer, law enforcement petty officer, damage control petty officer, quartermaster of the watch.

12. May 1999 – Feb 2003: GM1 Coast Guard Training Center, Yorktown, VA. GM “A” school instructor, MK75 76MM school instructor, MK36 SRBOC instructor, Training center armory supervisor, LPO small arms instructor school. Safety board member, Colonial branch Coast Guard Enlisted Association President.

13. Feb 2003 – Jun 2006: GM1/GMC-Afloat Training Group, Naval Station Mayport, FL. Gunnersmate subject matter specialist, training instructor.

14. Jun 2006 – Aug 2008: GMC CGC Gallatin (WHEC-721), Charleston, SC. Gunnery Division Chief, damage control training team member, Combat systems training team member, weapons system operator for all GM weapons systems, Small Arms Instructor, Gunnery Division property custodian. Morale committee member.

15. September 2008 Retired
roy belair
roy belair
Class of 1976
National Guard, 8 Years

joined in birmaham ala.then came to selma in 1977. thenweent up north to 110th armor divison. got out in 1984. i enjoyed my time and learned a lot. i would do it again.

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Our Southside 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 Southside High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Selma are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!