West High School Alumni

Bakersfield, California (CA)

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

Christopher A. Jones
Christopher A. Jones
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

5 years Montana tracking missile teams, 3 years in South Carolina and 1 year in Korea in logistics, and the remainder of my career in Mississippi and Monterey CA as a Military Training Advisor.
Danney L Robison
Danney L Robison
Class of 1970
Army, 2 Years

Vietnam 1971
Janice Blalock
Janice Blalock
Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years

I spent most of my career working in Personnel and was stationed at Seymour Johnson AFB NC, RAF Lakenheath England, Laughlin AFB Texas, Castle AFB California, and the Univ of Utah ROTC. I also spent time in Germany, Mississippi, Alabama and Nebraska.
Jeff C Stevenson
Jeff C Stevenson
Class of 1981
Army, 27 Years

Retired from 7th SFG, 3rd Bn after working in all of those companies. Best time of my life
Jerry Coble
Jerry Coble
Class of 1975
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Sergeant E-5 Aircraft Electrician / Avionics Technician
Jose E Cobar
Jose E Cobar
Class of 1993
Army, 8 Years

Therapeutic drug development at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Maryland.
Joseph Giannini
Joseph Giannini
Class of 1998
Marine Corps, 8 Years

I always will be a Marine
Joseph Shae Zaben
Joseph Shae Zaben
Class of 1993
Navy, 16 Years

Senior Chief Acoustic Intelligence Specialist with the Office of Naval Intelligence
Joseph Shae Zaben
Joseph Shae Zaben
Class of 1993
Navy, 16 Years

Senior Chief Acoustic Intelligence Specialist with the Office of Naval Intelligence. Still serving proudly deploying on submarines and ships when the country calls. Damn few of us!
Melinda (Brewer) parker
Melinda (Brewer) parker
Class of 2008
National Guard, 6 Years

Melinda joined the beginning of senior year, and has met her army sweetheart while being in! She has three going on four kids now. She is an honorably discharged!
Michael Ryan Gaines
Michael Ryan Gaines
Class of 2004
Navy, 8 Years

Attended West High School 2000-2004. I have been serving in the United States Navy since January 2006.
Mike Borbon
Mike Borbon
Class of 1997
Army, 9 Years

Black Hawk Crew Chief
Robert M. Hernandez
Robert M. Hernandez
Class of 1991
Army, 8 Years

I did basic training at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma Bravo Co, 1/40 Field Artillery September 1996. Then went onto Ft. Jackson, South Carolina to learned my military occupational specialty (MOS): 63Bravo Light Wheel Vehicle Mechanic while also signed up to be a Army Paratrooper. From there i went to my first assignment at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, 307th Engineer Battalion, from April 1997 to January 1999. After reenlisting in November 1998, i made it to Ft. Lewis, WA. Stayed there from January 1999 to Januar7 2002, first 44th CSB and then finally at 1st Special Forces Group, Group Support Company. Reenlisted again, this time for 4 years to go to Germany. While overseas, i did deployments to Kosovo, Turkey, and finally Iraq. i finally got out in May 2005 and went back to school, where i will finish up at Cal. State Bakersfield this fall.

HERE IS A PIC OF ME IN IRAQ, CHRISTMAS 2004.
Rodney Duncan
Rodney Duncan
Class of 2002
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served 4 years with 2 tours in Iraq.
Steve Nowatzki
Steve Nowatzki
Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years

Pilot Training Laughlin AFB, TX 1973-1974
41 AREFS Griffiss AFB, NY 1974-1981
336 AREFS March AFB, CA 1983-1995
Activated for Desert Storm 1990-1991
Flew numerous missions from Saudia Arabia
in support of Desert Shield/ Desert Storm
Thomas Adam
Thomas Adam
Class of 1975
Navy, 15 Years

My job was taking care of aviation supply and ordering supplies. I also worked on the Line for awhile taking care of the F-4 phantoms and giving signals to the Pilot before sending them to catapult. I also worked in Personnel taking care of the Sailor's pesonnel records and pay records.
Tom Cozzi
Tom Cozzi
Class of 1974
Army, 2 Years

4th Infantry Division, 4th Supply

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