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

Alexander Nardi
Alexander Nardi
Class of 2001
Army, 2 Years

Proudly serving the USA.
Anthony Veverka
Anthony Veverka
Class of 1988
Navy, 19 Years

Medical
Billy Glover
Billy Glover
Class of 1994
Army, 9 Years

Combat Medic
Billy Glover
Billy Glover
Class of 1994
Army, 10 Years

Serrving as a Medic currently with the 28th Combat Support Hospital, Ft. Bragg, NC
Brian K. McNamara
Brian K. McNamara
Class of 1996
Coast Guard, 9 Years

USCG Academy Class of 2000
Deck Watch Officer, USCG Cutter Seneca (WMEC 906) 2000-2002, homeported Boston, MA.
Law Enforcement Instructor, Training Center Yorktown, VA 2002-2005.
William & Mary Law School 2005-2008
Coast Guard Eighth District Legal Staff 2008-present.

Married to Dr. Madeleine McNamara, CGA '00

Brother Steven McNamara, Western High School Class of 1997, currently serves as Sergeant in Army National Guard after 5 years active duty with US Army.

Picture shown is with my father, Kevin McNamara, who was is the Coast Guard from 1974-1975.
Christopher Turk
Christopher Turk
Class of 1991
Army, 23 Years

Florida National Guard 1990-1992 while attending high school.
11C Indirect Fire Infantryman
Joined Active Duty US army 1992-2013
91Z5M5W

Fort Bragg NC 92-95
Fort Richardson AK 1/501 PIR (Airborne)
FT Bragg 1/321 FAR (Airborne)
FT Jackson SC, Basic Training Drill Instructor
FT Jackson SC AIT Drill Instructor
FT Campbell KY 86th Combat Support Hospital
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD CASCOM
Vicenza, Italy 173D ABCT, 2/503IN Airborne
ROTC John Carroll Univeristy
Retired 2013
Now teach JROTC at Fairview High School in TN
Gisela Mendonca Kennedy
Gisela Mendonca Kennedy
Class of 1999
Army, 4 Years

Army Captain, Transportation Corps - 25th ID
Gisela Mendonca Kennedy
Gisela Mendonca Kennedy
Class of 1999
Army, 4 Years

OEF 2004-2005
Jason Winkeljohn
Jason Winkeljohn
Class of 2001
Marine Corps, 6 Years

VFW
Jason Wynn
Jason Wynn
Class of 1992
Coast Guard, 9 Years

Aviation Maintenance Technician
Jason Wynn
Jason Wynn
Class of 1992
Coast Guard, 10 Years

AMT
jeanie diehl
jeanie diehl
Class of 1988
Air Force, 4 Years

served as a medic in the U.S AIRFORCE. loved every minute of it.Let's bring our soldiers HOME!!!!!!
Jennifer Crist Pick
Jennifer Crist Pick
Class of 2000
Coast Guard, 9 Years

YN2-Administration. CGC Joshua Appleby 2002, St Petersburg 2001 -2005, Currently stationed at Air Station - Miami. Tranferring to Arlington, Virginia July 2010.
Joe Neely
Joe Neely
Class of 1998
Navy, 4 Years

Served on a Fast Attack Submarine than had some shore duty in San Diego. Good times.
Joseph Sorgie
Joseph Sorgie
Class of 1996
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Marine First Sergeant
Joshua Baker
Joshua Baker
Class of 2004
National Guard, 6 Years

Army Infantry, Operation Enduring Freedom 05-06
Joshua Passwater
Joshua Passwater
Class of 2000
Air Force, 7 Years

Munitions Systems Craftsman

served in OIF AND oef
kyle goldberg
kyle goldberg
Class of 2003
Air Force, 5 Years

OIF Vet 2 tours
OEF Vet 1 tour
Lawrence Hayward
Lawrence Hayward
Class of 1989
Army, 20+ Years

Joined as 11B Infantryman, served in
5/502nd, Berlin, Germany
Precision Rifle Drill Team, Berlin, Germany
2/82nd Airborne, Fort Bragg, NC
Reenlisted as 19D Cavalry Scout, served in
2AD, Fort Hood, TX
Recruiting, Norfolk, VA
2/2ACR, Fort Polk, LA
Camp Garry Owen, Korea
5/15th Cavalry, Fort Knox, KY
4/25th (Airborne), Fort Richardson, AK
19D Branch Manager, D.C.
Layne Fredrick
Layne Fredrick
Class of 1999
Navy, 7 Years

Pensacola, Fl
Ft Meade, MD
Sabana Seca, PR
Harrogate, UK
Marco Madrazo
Marco Madrazo
Class of 2002
Army, 2 Years

National Guard - 124th Infantry Regiment
Matt Ives
Matt Ives
Class of 2001
Army, 4 Years

Army
michael garcia
michael garcia
Class of 1994
Army, 12 Years

currently in special forces training. 2005 iraqi freedom infantry team leader
MSG(P) Kyle L. Lewis
MSG(P) Kyle L. Lewis
Class of 2004
Army, 21 Years

OEF 2005-2006
Served as an Air Assault, Rappel Master, and Pathfinder Instructor at Fort Moore (Benning), GA.

Senior Writer/Training Developer/Combat Arms. Fort Moore (Benning), GA.

Plans/OPS NCO at the Joint Readiness Training Center.

First Sergeant. Fort Moore (Benning), GA.

Senior Enlisted Leader, CCJ57 Exercises Division. US Central Command.
Naomi Bell (Medina)
Naomi Bell (Medina)
Class of 2002
Marine Corps, 4 Years

0121- Administrative Clerk
Nick Cappadora
Nick Cappadora
Class of 1990
Army, 4 Years

Ft. Sill, OK
Nick Casiello
Nick Casiello
Class of 1999
Navy, 4 Years

US Navy Master at Arms, served two deployments in the Middle East and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Nick Casiello
Nick Casiello
Class of 1999
Navy, 4 Years

USN Master At Arms, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Globar War on Terrorism, Served two years in the Persian Gulf and two years in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Osvaldo Barrientos
Osvaldo Barrientos
Class of 2003
Navy, 6 Years

Electronic Technician
OIF / OEF Vet
Parker H. Priest
Parker H. Priest
Class of 2000
Army, 9 Years

Military pilot in the Florida Army National Guard. Served in the FL Army National Guard since 2000 first as an attack helicopter mechanic, then as a pilot in 2003. Flown various military helicopters and airplanes to include the AH-64A (Apache) attack helicopter, CH-47D (Chinook) heavy cargo helicopter, OH-58 (Kiowa) observation/scout helicopter, C-12 (Huron) VIP transport airplane, and C-23 (Sherpa) multi-role airplane. Leaving in December 2009 for a tour in Iraq.
Richard Zepeda
Richard Zepeda
Class of 1996
Marine Corps, 10 Years

Spent 4 years and a Subsistance Supply Clerk stationed with 2nd Battalion 5th Marine division based out of Camp Pendleton, CA. While there he deployed to Okinawa, Tailand, Australia, Guam, and Bali. Currently stationed on Camp Lejeune, NC with Combat Logistics Regiment 27 serving as a Network Administrator. Spent 1 year in Iraq working along side Iraqi Police training them to be self sufficiant, then spent 1 year in Afgahnistan establishing a computer network infrastructure supporting the Marines and sailors based out there.
Ron Keel Jr
Ron Keel Jr
Class of 1984
Army, 7 Years

501st Military Police Co. - Bamberg, Germany
3320th GSU - WPB, FL
351st Military Police Co. - Bosnia
Ross Jette
Ross Jette
Class of 2001
Air Force, 7 Years

Supported ONW
Supported OSW
Supported OIF1
Supported OIF3
Ryan Bancroft
Ryan Bancroft
Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Been to Iraq, Sicily, Dubai, Kuwait, Jordan, Turkey, and Spain. Still call South Florida home.
Scott Youtz
Scott Youtz
Class of 1994
Air Force, 14 Years

Has served in Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Saharan Africa, Central and South America, Eastern Europe. Currently going to Medical School to get to stay at home more.
Shaun Caruso
Shaun Caruso
Class of 2007
Army, 3 Years

Im serving in the us army as an infantryman getting ready to go through the us army sniper school where i now work.
Tara Donovan
Tara Donovan
Class of 2001
Navy, 6 Years

Stationed in VA
Viridiana Lavalle
Viridiana Lavalle
Class of 2001
Army, 8 Years

Active duty Currently at Lackland Air force Base as a Master k-9 trainer. Was Working as a bodyguard for the five Star General for the Iraq War. Works for the Dept. of Defense.
William Anthony Castillo
William Anthony Castillo
Class of 1994
Navy, 7 Years

AVIATION ORDINANCE MAN
Completed 3 Tours in the Gulf

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Press release- CPT book publis

FIRST OF ITS KIND GUIDE FOR THE CPT TO BE PUBLISHED

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