Alumni & Friends

Honoring Seton Hall Alumni Who Serve the Nation
The Office of Alumni Relations is proud to maintain this list of Seton Hall graduates who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces and Reserves. Check back often as the list, which was created with one name on August 17, 2005, continues to grow. Please respect the information and remember that it is provided here for your personal use only. Visit the Pirates Proudly Serving web form to update us about your or a loved ones military experience. We want to hear your story and share it with the University community.

Sorted by class year, then last name.

1940's    1950's    1960's    1970's    1980's    1990's    2000's

1930's: Please help us add graduates of the 1930's who have served their country.

1940's

  • First Lieutenant Dr. Michael T. Beachem Jr. '47, US Army
    Current Status: Veteran
    Assignment: China
    Notes about First Lieutenant Beachem - Dr. Michael T. Beachem Jr.'s education at Seton Hall was momentarily interrupted to as he served in China during World War II, and was awarded a Bronze Star for meritorious service. Other decorations he received included the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. In 1946, he received the Order of the Cloud and Banner (Breast Order of Yun Hui), one of the highest decorations bestowed upon foreigners for exceptional bravery by the President of the Republic of China, Chiang Chung Cheng. He was honorably discharged as a first lieutenant in 1946.

  • Corporal Douglas Denman '48, US Army
    Academic Major: Accounting
    Current Status: Retired
    Assignment: See notes below
    Notes from Corporal Denman - Enlisted in Army in June 1943 - Basic training at Fort Benning - Went to Randolph Macon College in the ASTP program for 1 semester - program closed down. Joined the 95th Infantry Division at Indiantown Gap, PA. Went overseas with division to Europe - fought in France and Germany - wounded and captured by Germans at Metz, France - released by our men - back to hospitals in England - recovered and back to 95th for end of war. Discharged Dec. 1945

  • Aviation Ordonanceman Third Class Donald Shumrick '48, US Navy
    Academic Major: Biology
    Current Status: Retired
    Assignment: USS Salamaua

1950's

  • Quartermaster 3/c Leonard Bulwicz '50 (deceased), US Navy
    Academic Major: Chemistry
    Current Status: Veteran
    Notes from Quartermaster Bulwicz - Graduated from the Prep in '44. Enlisted in the Navy, Basic, QM School then sea duty. From Boston to Pearl Harbor. Served picket duty along the Iwo-Okinawa line. Part of the peacekeeping force in the China theatre. Returned to Charleston via the canal for mothballing and finally discharged. Invaluable experience, imagine Shanghai and Honolulu with only two hotels!

  • HA/1st Class John Dilger '50, US Navy
    Academic Major: Business / Personnel
    Current Status: Retired
    Assignment: Naval stations SamsonNY,Little CreekVA,\ USS Sanctuary(AH17)
    Notes from HA/1st Class Dilger - The Naval Hospital Ship The USS Sanctuary was put into active service at Hoboken, NJ in early 1944.The ship was built for the invasion of Japan but was subsequently used to return ex-prisoners of war from Japan.

  • Major Class Joseph Reihl '51, US Navy
    Academic Major: Mathematics
    Current Status: Retired
    Assignment: Served World Wide

  • Commander James F. Carroll '52, US Navy
    Academic Major: Sociology
    Current Status: Retired
    Assignment: Naval Aviation, Various locations internationally
    Notes from Commander Carroll - Joined the service as an officer immediately after college. It's a great life, besides learning things like how to fly an airplane, you associate with fine people and are able to pursue graduate degrees.

  • Sergeant Donald Winslow '52, US Air Force
    Academic Major: Social Studies
    Current Status: Retired
    Assignment: 73 Wing, 497 Bomb Group, 871 Squadron, 20th Air Force
    Notes from Sergeant Winslow - Stationed on Saipan during WW II. Served as a crew member on A B-29 Aircraft. Received a Soldiers Medal for heroism and a Purple Heart.

  • Lieutenant Colonel Edward Gilmore '53, US Army
    Academic Major: Accounting
    Current Status: Retired

  • Chief Personnel man Robert H. Lanes, Sr. '53, US Navy (and Reserves)
    Academic Major: Social Studies
    Current Status: Retired
    Assignment: USS KIMBERLY DD 521 - COMDESRON 28 - USS TRATHEN DD 530

  • SP 2 Leonard Carr '54 / MBA '62, US Army
    Academic Major: Marketing
    Current Status: Retired
    Assignment: Ft. Bragg, NC 1st logistical command

  • First Lieutenant Alfred Beronio '55, US Army
    Academic Major: Chemistry
    Current Status: Retired (2 Years Served)
    Assignment: Pine Bluff Arsenal, Arkansas (Chemical Corps)
     
  • 1st Lieutenant Frank G. Cannata '55, US Marines
    Academic Major: Political Science / American Government
    Current Status: Veteran
    Notes from Mr. Cannata- I joined the Marine OC Program in 1953 and committed to serving a minimum of four years in the USMC, immediately following graduation. After nine months of small unit infantry tactics and leadership training I was assigned to the 4th Marines 1st Marine Brigade. The first unit created in the Pacific to serve as a self-contained (land-sea and air) quick response unit. Attached to the 7th Fleet we helped develop and test some of the helicopter tactics that were used in Vietnam. Although a separate unit we were part of the Third Marine Division. I finished my tour at the 3rd Naval District in NYC, assigned to the Guard Company at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Those (like me) who served post Korea and were separated pre-Vietnam were indeed fortunate. More than a few of the career Marines that I served with have their names inscribed at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC. I was separated and returned to civilian life in January 1959 and was discharged in 1963.

  • 1st Lieutenant Sheldon "Shelly" Wallerstein '55, US Army
    Academic Major: Communication Arts
    Current Status: No longer on active duty
    Assignment: Fort Ord, CA /Camp Desert Rock (Atomic Test Site), Nevada
    Notes from Lieutenant Wallerstein - After receiving my 2dn Lt's commission (ROTC @ Seton Hall) in 1955 I first went to Officer Basic School in Augusta, GA, Fort Gordon. From there I was assigned to the Provost Marshall's Office at Fort Ord, Monterey, CA. That assignment lead me to become the Assistant Confinement Officer at the Post Stockade where I stayed for about 18 months. I was re-assigned as the Executive Officer for the 293-298th MP Company, 5th Infantry Div. Around April, 1957 the company was re-assigned to Camp Desert Rock (Atomic Bomb Test Site) outside of Las Vegas, NV.as Camp Police and Town Patrol Police.

    While there I experienced several "shots", but the most memorable was "Pricilla", part of the Plumb bob series of tests. I was escort officer for 23 Lt. Cols. and we were in a "ditch" about a mile away from ground zero. The first shot was scrubbed and we returned a second day to the same ditch. This time the shot happened. I was wearing combat equipment, including "steel pot helmet", 2 sets of gloves and a gas mask. I had my gloved hands over the lenses of the mask and when the shot went off I could see the bones of my hands through the gloves, just like an x-ray. The shock wave went over us and then the after shock came back over us. We were then allowed to observe the "funnel" cloud. What a beautiful, awesome, but scary sight. The ditch collapsed and we had to pull out a Col. who was "buried" in the sand. About an hour later we were walking around yards from ground zero on what felt like glass.

    After the shot we were brushed off with brooms and put on buses and taken back to camp. Shortly after this experience I was transferred back to FT. Ord for discharge and returned back to NJ. Under the "Treason Act" we were not allowed to discuss our mission for 25 years. I am now an active member of National Assoc. of Atomic Veterans, as well as Disabled Vets and listed with the VA as an Atomic Vet.

  • Martin J. Corcoran '57, US Army (In memoriam)
    Academic Major: Accounting
    Current Status: N/A
    Assignment: Andrews AFB, Wash, D.C. & Clark AFB, Philippines
    Notes about Mr. Corcoran - This information has been submitted to honor Mr. Corcoran who passed away on October 18, 2003 by his family. Martin was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. The Corcoran family would like to express their support and best wishes to all the men and women serving our country. Mr. Corcoran, an immigrant from Ireland, was extremely proud of his service and the United States of America.

  • A1C Charles Wickham, Sr. '58, US Air Force
    Academic Major: English Literature
    Current Status: Other
    Assignment: Korean War Veteran
    Notes about A1C Wickham - Other than my studies at the Prep and Seton Hall University, my time in the service was my most meaningful learning experience. Those four years shaped my life for the better and yielded memories and friendships that I will always treasure.

  • Colonel Frank DeMartini, Jr. '59, US Army
    Academic Major: Communication Arts
    Current Status: Retired
    Assignment: Fallbrook, CA - near Camp Pendleton US Marine Corps Base
    Notes from Colonel DeMartini - After graduating SHU and receiving my RA Commission in the Army, my HS Sweetheart Phyllis and I were married and spent 35 Yrs in the Army, raising our 4 children all over the world. It was a strange life but filled with a deep sense of togetherness, pride, patriotism and honor. Phyll became the rock of the family during my multiple tours in Vietnam, France and more recently during my Desert Storm service. There's no greater thrill in life than leading men in combat and serving in the military, Our eldest son recently retired from the Air Force (LTC) after multiple tours in the Mid East and is now flying for Jet Blue.

    Service in the Armed Forces is a noble and satisfying career and has afforded our family a rich and rewarding tradition. The camaraderie, memories and extraordinary experiences of serving your country in wartime and peacetime gave me a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. In summary, it was an honor and privilege to devote my entire adult life in service to my country and I would totally encourage any young man or woman to follow suit.

1960's

  • Captain Joseph Meola '61, US Army
    Academic Major: Accounting
    Current Status: Veteran
    Assignment: See notes below
    Notes from Captain Meola - Summer 1961: Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN, finished first in class at the finance officer orientation course; Fall 1961: Fort Bragg, NC, 1st logistical command; 12/61-8/62: Poiters, France, Berlin Wall Crisis; Fall 1962: Fort Hood, TX, TDY to the tank division finance office; 12/62: Left active service and entered active reserve; 12/62-5/70: Finance officer career course and command and general staff school while on active reserve; 5/70: Resigned commission as Captain.

  • Captain Bruce Cullen '64, US Air Force
    Academic Major: Pre-Med
    Current Status: Retired
    Assignment: ATC/SAC/TAC - TX, CA, WA, Thailand, Okinawa, Vietnam
    Notes from Captain Cullen - USAF Pilot Vietnam era. Flew KC-135's (tankers) & EC-47's (Recon.)

  • 1st Lieutenant Joseph Bilby '65, US Army
    Academic Major: History
    Current Status: Retired
    Assignment: Fort Gordon, Georgia, March-August 1966, 1st MP Company, 1st Infantry Division, (platoon leader)Vietnam, August 1966-August 1967, 532nd MP Company (executive officer) September 1966-January 1968, 303rd CA Company, USAR, 1968-1970.
    E-mail Address: JGBilby44@aol.com
    Notes from 1st Lieutenant Bilby - Currently retired from position of Supervising Investigator, NJ Department of Labor and serving as part time curator of NJ National Guard & Militia Museum, Sea Girt, NJ. Author of several hundred articles and six books on outdoor and military subjects. A seventh, "A Revolution in Arms" will be published in October, 2005.
    Married, three children, Katherine Margaret & John. John, the youngest, is currently a senior at Rutgers, in ROTC and will graduate with a commission as 2nd lieutenant in the NJ National Guard.

  • Major General Donald F. Campbell '65 / J.D. '68, US Army Reserves
    Academic Major: Sociology
    Current Status: Retired
    Assignment: Various - See Below
    Notes about Major General Campbell - His Honor Donald F. Campbell is a Superior Court Judge for the State of New Jersey and has held several command positions with the United States Army Reserves.

     
    Major General Donald F. Campbell '65 / J.D. '68, US Army Reserves
    Major General Donald F. Campbell '65 / J.D. '68, US Army Reserves
    Judge Campbell was born in Temple, Texas in1943 where his father was a career Army Officer and grew up living in Germany, Japan, Texas, New York, Georgia and North Carolina. He graduated from Archbishop Molloy HS in New York City and then attended Seton Hall University, in South Orange, NJ where he obtained both his BA in Sociology and a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army. He then attended Seton Hall Law School, graduating in 1968. Upon passing the NJ Bar exam and after attending the US Army Infantry and Intelligence Schools he served a one-year tour of duty in Vietnam.

    Judge Campbell opened his own law practice in Jackson, New Jersey in 1972 after working in Lakewood for just over two years. During the next ten years he was named as Ocean County’s Inheritance Tax Supervisor; the attorney for the Jackson Township Board of Health, the Lacey Township Municipal Utilities Authority, a number of Boards of Fire Commissioners; as Municipal Court Judge for the Borough of Island Heights and as an acting Municipal Court Judge in Lakehurst, Lakewood and South Toms River.

    Governor Brendan Byrne appointed Judge Campbell to the Superior Court in January of 1982 where he served in the Family, Criminal and Civil Divisions. Beginning in 1994 he was also privileged to sit in Burlington County for approximately three years in both the Civil and Family Courts.

    For over forty years Judge Campbell has also served our nation in the US Army ultimately rising to the rank of Major General in the US Army Reserves. His assignments included four years as Commander of the US Army’s Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command, six months where he was assigned to work in Iraq & Turkey (Operation Provide Comfort), five months in Haiti (He was the senior Advisor to the Ministry of Justice) and recently six months in Iraq (again as Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Justice).

    Judge Campbell received “The 1995 Award of Merit†from the American Judges Association for his work in Haiti. The West Point Association of New Jersey recognized him last year for his combined service to both the Judiciary and our nation.

    In 1965 Judge Campbell married the former Michele Ray. They have five children (Laura, Eileen, Melissa and Donald Jr. and near-daughter, Veronica) and seven grandchildren (Averie, Abigail, Amara, Nicholas, Connor, Victoria and Campbell).

  • Colonel Michael Mahler '66, US Air Force
    Academic Major: Business Administration
    Current Status: Retired
    Assignment: Various command, personnel management, and Training assignments

  • Sergeant E-5 Roger Greening '68, US Army
    Academic Major: Education
    Current Status: Other
    Assignment: See notes below
    Notes from Sergeant E-5 Greening - Drafted after SHU graduation, extended to get Intelligence option and specialty training including language skills at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA, a unique location when you hadn't ever been west of Philadelphia. Vietnam, in-country, was "times." Military experiences added so much to my ability later on in my chosen, profession, or any chosen, profession. I envy those who now "choose" to serve and can guarantee that each of you will never be sorry, and those that choose not to serve will most often some day wish they had. Keep the faith!! And luck and skill be with each of you.

  • Lieutenant Colonel Raymond E. Drozd '69, US Army
    Academic Major: History
    Current Status: Retired
    Assignment: Vietnam, Germany, Panama, Conus, and Njarng
    E-mail: B1775ID@aol.com
    Notes from Lieutenant Drozd: Serve your county because you want to. Vietnam was the defining point in my life and I have no regrets. I served with the finest: the 5th Mech. 3000 mechanized troops versus 40,000 North Vietnamese regulars on the DMZ. To the servicemen and woman of today, I say that America has never been prouder of our armed forces. As a country, we support you 100%. God bless each of you, your families and grant you a swift and safe return home.


  • 2nd Lieutenant Richard Gebauer '69, US Army
    Academic Major: History/Education
    Current Status: N/A
    Assignment: Vietnam Helicopter Pilot 70-26 Class

1970's

  • Michael Neufeld '71, US Army
    Academic Major: Psychology
    Assignment: Fort Benning, GA- 1997-2000
    Current Status: Retired
    E-mail Address: Fathermike93@yahoo.com
    Notes from Michael Neufeld: Thank the Lord for those who continue to answer the call to serve!

  • Specialist 5, E-5 Don Lucy '73, US Army
    Academic Major: Business
    Current Status: Veteran
    Assignment: See notes below
    Notes from Specialist 5, E-5 Lucy - I wrote about some of my army experiences in my book, "Reminds Me of a Story..." which is available at www.trafford.com. I served in Vietnam as part of the initial build-up of forces, and I returned to a divided country. I tell my students of my time in service and they find it hard to believe that an old guy did some of the things I have. To those in service now, and those who served in the past, I say a heart-felt "Thank you." Being in uniform puts you in harms way; it should also put you at the front of any line in this country.

    To those who did not serve, for any reason, I say this: Next time you see a young man or woman in uniform, ask for permission to shake their hand. And see if they would like a drink or coffee. And ask them to thank those with whom they serve on your behalf. If you have not been there, you have no idea how long the night can be as you lace up your boots to get ready for a firefight. It is longer if you wonder if anyone back home cares. God bless our uniformed service members.

  • Colonel John Buttil '74, US Marines
    Academic Major: Health and Physical Education
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assignment: HQMC
    Notes from Colonel Buttil - I have been activated since January 2002 and served at Joint Forces Command for three years. I accepted orders to HQMC in Washington, DC at Headquarters Marine Corps and am currently assigned to OARDEC here in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. My current orders carry through September 30, 2006. I anticipate retirement December 1, 2006.

  • Joseph X. Meehan, Jr. '74, US Army
    Academic Major: M.B.A Finance
    Current Status: Retired
    Assignment: USATC, Ft. Eustis Va., Okinawa, Vietnam 562T, 4T, 506T, 303CA

  • 1st Lieutenant Allan Epstein '75, US Army
    Academic Major: MBA Labor Relations and Aribitration
    Current Status: Retired
    Assignment: Second Armored Division Texas and First Cavalry. Division in Vietnam
    Notes from 1st Lieutenant Epstein - After returning from fighting as a Rifle Platoon Leader in Vietnam in 1972 I was honored to have attended and graduated from the MBA program at Seton Hall University under the GI Education Bill. I have fond memories of meeting Monsignor Dehan who has since retired several years ago the Dean of the Business School. Seton Hall has a great reputation in the academic world, and I feel privileged to have gone to such a great school. I honor our men and women serving the Red, White, and Blue now. Freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.

  • Captain Joseph Lopreiato '77, US Navy
    Academic Major: Biology
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assignment: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
    Notes from Captain Lopreiato - I am an active duty Navy pediatrician assigned to the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD, the nation's only federal medical school. I teach medical students and residents about pediatrics and clinical skills. I have been on active duty since 1981 and have been assigned to Naval hospitals and to Marine units during my career. I joined the military after graduation from Seton Hall to pay for my medical school expenses, but stayed for the pleasure of serving military families.

    My assignments have included duty in Bethesda, MD, Charleston, SC, and San Antonio, TX. I have had temporary duty assignments to Panama, Norway, Iceland, and Guantanamo Bay. As I near the end of my active duty career, I thank of all the professors and friends at Seton Hall who inspired me to become a physician and military officer dedicated to service. Thank you!

  • 1st Lieutenant Vernell Brannon '78, US Army
    Academic Major: Health and Physical Education
    Current Status: Retired
    Assignment: Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen Maryland

  • Lieutenant Colonel Denis Muller '79, US Marines
    Academic Major: Modern Languages
    Current Status: Retired
    Notes from Lieutenant Colonel Muller - My story appeared in Seton Hall Magazine Spring 2005 issue page 41.

  • Colonel Richardson '79, US Marines
    Academic Major: Marketing
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assignment: 3rd Civil Affairs Group (CAG), Camp Pendleton, CA
 

1980's

  • Senior Airman Michael Stein '80, US Air Force
    Academic Major: Accounting
    Current Status: Other
    Assignment: Little Rock AFB, AR

  • Master Sergeant Stephen Jarman '81, US Army
    Academic Major: Business Administration
    Current Status: Retired (22 Years Served)
    Assignment: Operations Sergeant Major, 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne)
    E-mail Address: jarmanfamly@earthlink.net
    Notes from Master Sergeant Jarman - Graduated Seton Hall University 1981, US Army 1983 Military Police, Military District of Washington Special Reaction Team (SWAT) Sniper 83-87, 95th Military Police Bn, SRT (SWAT)Germany 87-89, 571st Military Police Co, FT Ord, CA 89-91, 82d Military Police Co, ABN, Ft Bragg, NC 91-93, 21st Military Police Co, Ft Bragg, NC 93-95, Provost Sergeant, Bad Kreuznach GE 95-98, 557th Military Police Co, Korea, 98-99, 108th Military Police Co, 1SG, 99-00, 16th Military Police Brigade ABN, Planner, 00-02, Foreign Military Advisor, Riyadh Saudi Arabia 02-03, 16th Military Police Brigade ABN, Operations SGM, 03-05

    After four combat tours (Central America, Somalia, SE Asia), numerous helping hand missions (US, Europe, Caribbean, Africa, SE/SW Asia) and a fist full of medals it was time to retire. Now I am spending time getting to know my wife and son who have stood supportively by me through all these tough assignments. To the younger generation, take care of your soldiers and keep the faith! Remember! Rangers lead the way only after the Military Police clear the route.

  • SMSGT Robert Rychel '81
    Academic Major: Political Science
    Current Status: Retired

  • Senior Chief Radioman E-8 David Davis, Jr. '82
    Academic Major: Business
    Current Status: Retired
    Assignment: USS Cavalla (Submarine Base, New London, Ct.)

  • Colonel Allen Kiefer ’86, US Army
    Academic Major: Accounting
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assigned To: Office of the Chief of Staff, Army
    E-mail Address: allen.kiefer@us.army.mil
    Notes from Colonel Kiefer: Colonel Allen Kiefer has served in the United States Army, both Active and Reserve Component, for over 27 years. He has served in numerous command and staff positions in locations around the world. His tours of duty have included Saudi Arabia, Germany, Croatia, and Iraq in addition to numerous assignments around the United States. He has served two combat tours; first as a captain, he was a battalion S-3 (Operations) and a battalion general supply officer during Operation Desert Shield/Storm, and more recently he commanded the 7th Transportation Battalion conducting convoy security operations throughout Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. As a supply company commander, he deployed in support of humanitarian relief operations in south Florida following Hurricane Andrew. In recent assignments he has served as a strategic planner in the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) Directorate of Strategic Plans and Policy (J-5), as the Deputy G-4 (Logistics) of XVIII Airborne Corps and on the Army Staff as a supply policy officer, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G4. Colonel Kiefer is currently serving as a Senior Strategic Planner in the Executive Strategy Group, Office of the Chief of Staff, Army. COL Kiefer is a graduate of the Armor Officer (Cavalry) Basic Course, the Quartermaster Officer Advanced Course, the Petroleum Officer’s Course, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Army Command and General Staff College, Joint Forces Staff College, and the Army War College. Additionally, COL Kiefer has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Seton Hall University, a Masters in Logistics from The Pennsylvania State University, and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the Army War College.

  • Sergeant E-4 George Barnett '87, US Air Force
    Academic Major: Biology
    Current Status: Retired
    Assignment: Shaw AFB South Carolina / Mcguire AFB New Jersey
    Notes from Sergeant Barnett - I am and always have been proud to be an American soldier. There is no greater honor than having served your country...no matter in peacetime or wartime. The defense of our country is vital and will always be necessary. I am proud of our present day military, there job is essential and is appreciated beyond words.
    1st Lieutenant Stephen Syby '87, US Army Reserves
    Academic Major: History
    Current Status: Not Active Duty
    Assignment: 920 Transportation Corps Caven Point USARC Jersey City, NJ

1990's

  • Major Gerard Garvey '90, US Army
    Academic Major: Management Information Systems
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assignment: 37th BCT Ohio Army National Guard
    Notes from Major Garvey - Currently serving in the Ohio Army National Guard as the Communications Officer for the 37th Brigade Combat Team. I recently returned from a yearlong deployment to Kosovo as the Assistant Chief of Staff - G6 for KFOR6A, Task Force Falcon, Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. I spent 7.5 years on active duty following graduation in 1990 serving in Germany, Kuwait, Croatia and Fort Bragg, North Carolina. I joined the the Ohio Guard in 1998 and currently work for GE Consumer and Industrial as a Lead Professional - Networks in the IT department.

  • Staff Sergeant James Hapward '92, US Army
    Academic Major: Marketing
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assignment: 1179th DSB Brooklyn, NY
    E-mail Address: jhapward@aol.com
    Notes from Staff Sergeant Hapward - I recently came off Active Duty while being stationed in Kuwait for 11 months. As a Transportation Coordinator I help transport Army equipment. Have been in the reserves for 7 years now and I enjoy it. Previously, I was in the Regular Army, stationed in Heidelberg, Germany. I did Audio/ Visual work for the Community. Had a great time traveling throughout Europe.

  • CPT Andrew Forysiak '93, US Army
    Academic Major: Biology
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assignment: 3rd Infantry Division - Baghdad, Iraq
    E-mail Address: andrew.a.forysiak@us.army.mil
    Notes from CPT Forysiak - Currently serving in Iraq part of 3rd Infantry Division.

  • Lieutenant Commander Sharon Reed '93, US Navy
    Academic Major: Biology
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assignment: Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA
    E-mail Address: sreed22@cox.net
    Notes from LCDR Reed - I am a geriatrician/internist in the Navy. I joined in 1993 when I accepted a scholarship to medical school. After graduation, I completed my internal medicine training at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda. After a two year fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at Johns Hopkins, I was stationed at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth where I have been for the past three years. Join the Navy; see the East Coast! Actually, I had a wonderful opportunity where I did research in Thailand for one month. Otherwise, I have remained close to home (which currently suits me just fine with a three year old son and 11 month old twins!). I am honored to be in a supportive role for those who defend, and have defended, our great nation.

  • E-5 Eugene Cullen '94, US Air Force
    Academic Major: Education
    Current Status: Other
    Assignment: Patrick Air Force Base, Florida
    E-mail Address: eecullenii@msn.com
    Notes from E-5 Cullen - I recently left my service after 5 years with the Florida Air National Guard. I was assigned as a computer operations communications specialist. I was deployed operationally for the war on terrorism and supported the numerous hurricanes in Florida as well as other southeastern states. I was injured on active duty and think well of my service to my state, country and family.

  • LT Marc Bishop '95, US Navy
    Academic Major: Political Science
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assignment: Task Force 1st BN 25th MAR
    E-mail Address: bishopmj@gcemnf-wiraq.usmc.mil
    Notes about LT Bishop - Fr. Marc J. Bishop, SHU '95, was ordained a Roman Catholic Priest on May 26, 2005. He joined the United States Navy Reserve April 25, 1996 as a seminary student. He was mobilized with a reserve Marine Battalion as the Command Chaplain in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq.

  • Staff Sergeant Magda Khalifa '95
    Academic Major: Business Administration
    Current Status: Veteran
    Assignment: 253rd Civil Affairs Command, Staten Island, NY
    Notes from Staff Sergeant Khalifa - I enlisted in the United State Army Reserve shortly after September 11, 2001. I just recently returned from my second tour in Iraq, as a Civil Affairs Team Sergeant for CATA-4B6, where I worked in the volatile Diyala Province. Serving our nation has been an honor, second-to-none. Submitted 5/7/07.

  • Ernesto Perez '95, US Army
    Major: Communication
    ROTC: No
    Status: Active Duty
    Rank: CPT
    Assigned To: Aco-4-6 IN 4-1AD, 1 year
    E-mail: ernesto.perez2@us.army.mil
    Notes from Perez: I didn't attend my graduation (Seton Hall) because I was in basic training atthe time. During my 14 years in the Army I have had the honor of serving my country in Thailand, Germany, Italy, Kosovo, Iraq x 2 and Afghanistan. Some of the units that I have been in include 2/75 Ranger Regiment, 1/506, 173rd (who made a combat jump in to Iraq in 03. In 02 I attended and graduated from OCS (Officer Candidate School). I am now a Company Commander with 4-1 Armor Div. I'm currently married with 4 children. I thought about coming back to Seton Hall as cadre to the ROTC program. Just trying to pay it forward for the future leaders.

  • Major Victor Santiago '96, US Army
    Academic Major: Business
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assignment: Fort Thomas, KY / 478th Combat Engineer BN (Retired)
    Note from Major Santiago: "Seton Hall was instrumental in my life. I would do it all over again if I could. Currently the BN S-3 and am loving and hating it. Did a tour in Baghdad, great to be back. Go Pirates!"

           
  • Curtis Barozzini '97, US Army
    Academic Major: Political Science
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assignment: Unknown
    Notes about Mr. Barozzini - Not sure what Curtis is doing these days but he was in ROTC and was on active duty last I spoke to him.

  • Captain Dennis Castro '97, US Air Force Reserves
    Academic Major: Nursing
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assignment: 514 Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, McGuire Air Force Base, NJ
    Notes from Captain Castro - Mobilized in support of Operation Noble Eagle/Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Global War on Terrorism during the years 2003-2004.
    Key Duties and Responsibilities: Flight Nurse assigned as Medical Crew Director of an Aero medical Evacuation crew; responsible for direct patient care during evacuation of combat casualties on various aircrafts. Other duties performed - Flight Clinical Coordinator; responsible for logistically planning efficient aero medical evacuation to move patients from locations where they were injured to definitive care quickly and safely.
    Deployed locations: Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan.
    What I remember most about service: The camaraderie and mission-oriented goals among all servicemen and women.

    Achievements include: Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Combat Readiness Medal, Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Junior Officer of the Year 2004 Award, 514 Air Mobility Wing, McGuire Air Force Base, NJ. He is married to Kristine (nee Tobias) and they have 2 children - Eliana and Gabriel.

  • 2nd LT Alan Cheung '97, US Army
    Academic Major: Advertising Art
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assignment: Pentagon

  • E6 Archie Custodio '97, US Army
    Academic Major: Psychology
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assignment: Camp Arifjan, Kuwait
    Notes about E6 Custodio - I am just filling out the form as the subject applies to me - SHU ALUM SERVING OVERSEAS! :) GO PIRATES!

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  • Captain Thomas Fischer '97
    Academic Major: Criminal Justice
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assignment: Outside of Basara, Iraq
    E-mail: thomas.fischer@us.army.mil
    Notes from CPT Fischer: I am currently serving as Military Police Company Commander outside of Basara, Iraq. This is my third deployment and my last. I am proud to serve our great country and prove to people all over the world that we are not as the news portays us. It is good to get the message out personally and provide a positive influence to people in need.

  • Captain Diogo Tavares '98, US Army
    Academic Major: Political Science
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assignment: Ramadhi, Iraq
    Notes about Captain Tavares - Diogo is currently on active duty, serving with the 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment in the 3rd Infantry Division. His unit is currently deployed to Ramadhi, Iraq. Diogo was chosen to be the rear detachment commander. He takes care of all problems at home station for the unit, helps 919 families and is responsible for ensuring that the bad seeds are discharged from the Army. He also has the responsibility of taking care of wounded soldiers who return home and the unfortunate task of representing the unit at funerals.

    Diogo served in Baghdad, Iraq in 2003 as the Brigade Planner, for the first unit into Baghdad. Prior to that he was stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky as an Executive Officer for a line troop and a Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, he was the Aide-de-Camp to the Deputy Commanding General and an Assistant Regimental Operations Officer, with duties of helping to establish the Emergency Operations Center just after September 11th.

    Diogo has also been stationed in Korea. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in Armor after graduating from Seton Hall in 1998. He has attended the Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Airborne School, Ranger School and the Combined Arms Service Staff School. He is married to Jacqueline Ann (nee Mouser) of Elizabethtown, Kentucky and they have a son Caleb Julio Mouser Tavares who is 20 months.

  • Captain Benjamin Hyde '99, US Army
    Academic Major: Political Science
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assignment: Fort Dix, NJ
    Notes from Captain Hyde - I am currently serving in the 1st Battalion, 309th Regiment in the 78th Division at Fort Dix, NJ. This unit is responsible for training soldiers to perform their combat missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, as well as, homeland security. I working as an operations officer charged with planning, and coordinating training for these soldiers that come to Fort Dix.

  • Lieutenant Adam Bourassa '99 / M.A. 01, US Navy
    Academic Major: BA- Political Science MA-Corporate and Public Communication
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assignment: Center for Naval Aviation and Technical Training Unit North Island
    Notes from Lieutenant Bourassa - Received commission from Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, FL on January 11, 2002. Attended following on training from Aviation Maintenance Officer's School, also in Pensacola. Transferred to first duty station in May of 2002, where I joined the Warhawks of VFA-97, a F-18 Hornet Squadron. While with the Warhawks I made two successful deployments; A 8 month cruise on the USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) from March to November 2003 in support of OIF and a expeditionary deployment to Iwakuni, Japan from September 2004 until March 2005.
    While serving on the good ship USS NIMITZ, I was assigned as the Line Division Officer and the Material Control Officer. Port calls in Bahrain, Dubai, and Singapore.
    While deployed to Iwakuni Japan, 1st MAW, MAG 12, I was assigned as the Quality Assurance Officer and Force Protection Officer for the duration of the deployment and subsequent detachments to Thailand and Korea. I transferred from the Warhawks in August of 2005 to my current duty station, the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit, North Island, California. I am currently assigned as the Admin. and Legal Officer.

2000's

  • Captain Andre Bradley '00, US Air Force
    Academic Major: Political Science
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assignment: Mcguire Air Force Base, NJ

  • Lieutenant Hank Brightman '00, US Navy
    Academic Major: Educational Leadership and Administration
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assignment: The War Gaming Department, U.S. Naval War College as a visiting professor
    Notes from Lieutenant Brightman: LT Brightman was recently selected as Rhode Island Junior Office of the Year by the Reserve Officers Association. LT Brightman also currently serves as the Commanding Officer of Navy Reserve, Naval Security Force, and Naval Weapons Station Earle in Colts Neck, N.J.

  • Captain Colin Kelly '01, US Army
    Academic Major: Business Administration/Economics
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assignment: 1-506th Infantry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division
    Notes from Captain Kelly - I am currently the Executive Officer for B Co, 1-506th Infantry. I spent two years on the Korean Demilitarized zone. Then left the DMZ to deploy to Iraq, where I spent one year in Anbar Province. My unit, 1-506th Infantry (Currahee), is the famed unit depicted in the "Band of Brothers" series.

  • Lieutenant Gary Mizhir '02, US Navy
    Academic Major: Business Management Information Systems
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assignment: Afloat Services Officer (N-4122) in Commander, Naval Air Forces, North Island
    Notes from Lieutenant Mizhir - After graduating from SHU, I went on to Navy Officer Candidate School. Once I was commissioned, I went to Athens, GA for 6 months of Naval Supply Corps School en route to the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON where I served on board for 2 1/2 years. I completed a 9-month Work-up, deployment and surge period on the G.W. having spent 4 1/2 months in the Arabian gulf supporting operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and Vigilant Resolve. After that, I got married to a fellow Naval Supply Corps Officer who also completed a full cycle overseas. I then finished a shortened 2 month Southern Command Deployment before transferring. Immediately upon arrival at my current duty station, I was shipped out for another 6 months for an Individual Augmentation (IA) in the Philippines. During that time, I was the Supply Officer for an Afloat Forward Staging Base, partaking in Operation Enduring Freedom - Philippines.
    Upon completion of my IA, I returned to Commander, Naval Air Forces where I have taken over as the Afloat Services Officer. My current duties include being the lead for inspections, training, policy and procedures for our Services divisions on board our fleet Air Craft Carriers. Although San Diego is a great place to be stationed, I definitely miss NJ and try to come back and visit every chance I get.

  • Ensign Daniel Connell '03, US Navy
    Academic Major: History
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assignment: Electronic Attack Squadron 139 with USS Ronald Reagan
    Notes from Ensign Connell - I am writing this memo from aboard the USS Ronald Reagan. I currently serve as a Division Officer with an EA-6B Prowler squadron as part of Carrier Air Wing 14. Looking forward to seeing New Jersey again sometime!

  • Specialist William Lunger '03, US National Guard
    Academic Major: Criminal Justice
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assignment: Baghdad Iraq February 2004-February 2005
    Notes from Specialist Lunger - I fought in Operation Iraqi Freedom from Feb. 2004 to Feb. 2005. I served with C. Company 759th Military Police battalion 89th Military Police Brigade. I operated mainly in the baghdad slum called Sadr City and did a variety of duties ranging from manning checkpoints and searching vehicles for weapons/explosives, providing security for high ranking officers and civilians, training Iraqi police officers, guarding iraqi police stations, and securing areas for insurgent sweeps.
 
 
  • Senior Airman Lakeisha Dennis '04, US Air Force
    Academic Major: Religious Studies
    Current Status: Other
    Assignment: Ramstein AB, Germany and Kelly AFB - AIA, San Antonio, TX
    Notes from Senior Airman - Right after graduating HS, I enlisted in the Air Force, at the age of 17. It was truly an honor serving my country and I would serve a million times if I had to.

  • Lieutenant Kory Einreinhofer '04, US Air Force
    Academic Major: Political Science
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assignment: Moody AFB
    E-mail Address: paul.einreinhofer@moody.af.mil
    Notes from Lieutenant Einreinhofer - Currently serving as a pilot in the worlds greatest Air Force

  • Mahyar Hodiwala '04, US Army
    Academic Major: Political Science
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assignment: Serving in Germany
    E-mail Address: mahyar.hodiwala@us.army.mil

  • Sergent Mahyar Hodiwala '04 US Army
    Academic Major: Political Science
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assignment: Serving in Iraq
    Notes: While posted in Germany, Sergeant Mahyar married a soldier Ms. Laura Bueno and both of them are currently posted to Iraq.

  • SM2/ E-5 Stephen J. Kiernan Jr. '04, US Navy
    Academic Major: Communication
    Current Status: Other
    Assignment: 1994 to 2001 USS Brisoce DD 977/ CINCLANTFLT Norfolk, VA
    E-mail Address: psycmjr1@yahoo.com

  • CPT Ashley Smith '04, US Army
    Academic Major: Nursing
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assignment: Fort Benning, GA
    E-mail: ashley.d.strickland@us.army.mil
    Notes from Captain Smith - Currently serving as the Head Nurse on the Inpatient Psychiatric Ward at Fort Benning. After college, I married SFC Zachary Smith and we have a daughter.

  • Petty Officer First Class Charles Binder MA '05, US Coast Guard
    Academic Major: HRTD
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assignment: Sector New York
    E-mail Address: cjbinder@juno.com
    Notes from Petty Officer Binder - I have served in the Intel. branch as a Sea Marshall/Boarding Officer after the attacks of 9-11 monitoring foreign ships as they arrive in the Port of New York and New Jersey from other countries. The Coast Guard is often forgotten as a major player in international maritime affairs but it is one of the few lines of defense we have here in this region to protect our citizens from terrorist infiltration through the shipping routes.
 
 
  • Chief Warrant Officer Ray Jacobs, M.A. '05, US Army
    Academic Major: Strategic Communication and Leadership
    Current Status: Retired
    Assignment: 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY; US Army Armor Center, Ft. Knox, KY
    E-mail Address: raydasun@aol.com
    Notes from CWO Jacobs: I served with the 101st Admin Company at Fort Campbell, KY then the 401st PSC at Fort Knox. In 1975 I was deployed to work on the Indochina Refugee Program where I earned the Humanitarian Service Medal. I am proud to have helped process some 20,000 Vietnamese and Cambodian refugees into the United States through Fort Indian Gap, PA. During my military service, I was fortunate to have served under some very good leaders who helped teach me skills that carried me through another career in the federal government.

  • E-5 Christopher Page '05, US Army
    Academic Major: Asian Studies
    Current Status: Other
    Assignment: Fort Bragg, NC & Babenhausen Kaserne, Germany
    E-mail Address: christopher_page@alum.shu.edu

  • E-4 Michelle Sheedy '05, US Coast Guard
    Academic Major: Social Work
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assignment: USCG Station New York
    E-mail Address: sheedymichelle@aol.com
    Notes from E-4 Sheedy - I joined the United States Coast Guard Reserve months after September 11, 2001. I served as a reservist for about 2 years while attending Seton Hall, until I was mobilized in the Fall of 2003 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, where I conducted security patrols of the Hudson and East Rivers that surround Manhattan. I have been serving on active duty since. I had to withdrawal from Seton Hall for one year, but with the support of the social work department, I was able to complete my senior year, while on after duty and graduate as a proud member of the class of 2005. My enlistment with the Coast Guard is soon up. I am currently applying to the US Army Medical Services Officer Branch. If I am accepted, I will be serving as a social work officer.

  • E-4 Maureen Shepherd '05, US Navy
    Academic Major: MS in Accounting
    Assignment: Norfolk, VA 1994 - 1998

  • Captain Gregory Weber '05, US Army
    Academic Major: Criminal Justice
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assignment: 4th Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment The Old Guard
    E-mail Address: gregory.weber3@us.army.mil
    Notes from Captain Weber - During combat operations with 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team in Operation Iraqi Freedom, I was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal and an Army Commendation Medal with Valor. After redeploying to Ft. Lewis, WA, I was assigned to the Military District of Washington, D.C. as part of The Old Guard where I am currently completing my military service. I am married to Erica McGrath '03 and have a son, Timothy. I will be attending law school in fall '09.

  • Commander Matthew Boyne '06, US Navy
    Academic Major: Strategic Communications and Leadership
    Current Status: Retired
    Assignment: Was assigned to NAS North Island
    Notes from Commander Boyne: "I was fortunate enough to spend twenty years flying F/A-18s from carriers around the globe. If there is a better way to serve my fellow citizens, I've yet to find it. For those still serving, thank you and may God please bless and keep you safe."

  • SGT Lindsay Clark '06, US Army
    Academic Major: Diplomacy and IR
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assignment: Dexheim, Germany; Ft. Gordon, GA
    E-mail Address: lindsay_clark_1999@yahoo.com

  • Captain Jason Faler '06, US Army
    Academic Major: Master of Healthcare Administation and J.D.
    Current Status: Other
    Assignment: Multi-National Force - Iraq, Joint Headquarters, Iraqui
    E-mail Address: jason.jeffrey.faler@us.army.mil
    Notes about Captain Faler - Jason Faler, a 2006 graduate of Seton Hall University's Master of Healthcare Administration program, currently a 3rd year, part-time Law student at SHU Law, served as one of two Liaison Officers to the Joint Headquarters at the Iraqi Ministry of Defense in Baghdad, Iraq from January 2005 to January 2006. Jason was responsible for Advising, Training, and Mentoring Iraqi Officers in the Joint Headquarters of the new Iraqi Joint Forces. CPT Faler was also the Team Intelligence Officer and used his Arabic language skills to collect human intelligence which led to a sizeable military operation conducted jointly by the US 3rd Infantry Division and Iraqi Security Forces, disrupting a large terrorist and insurgent cell in Southern Baghdad. CPT Faler was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service in Iraq.

  • 1st Lieutenant Robert Murphy '06, US Army
    Academic Major: Art History/Communication
    Current Status: Active
    Assignment: Fort Rucker, Alabama
    E-mail Address: robert.f.murphy@us.army.mil

  • 2nd Lieutenant Joseph Ross '06, US Army
    Academic Major: Accounting
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assignment: 10th Mountain Division/ Fort Drum, New York
    E-mail Address: rossjose@shu.edu
    Notes from 2nd Lieutenant Ross - I am currently at Fort Huachuca, AZ attending Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course. In December, I will report to Fort Drum, NY (home of the 10th Mountain Division) and serve as a Military Intelligence Officer there. I was in Seton Hall ROTC for four years and went to Airborne School and to the United Kingdom as a exchange Cadet while a student.
  • CPT Nickalous Korbut '07
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assigned To (active): Fort Drum, NY - US Army Medical Department
    Notes from CPT Korbut: Deployed during 09-10 with 4-31 Infantry 2nd Brigade 10th Mountain Division in support of Operation Iraq Freedom. Currently working as Deputy Chief of Cinical Operations for Fort Drum MEDDAC.

  • 2nd Lieutenant Kevin Hoerburger '07, US Marines
    Academic Major: Criminal Justice
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assignment: 2nd Marine Logistics Group
  • Lieutenant Christopher Torres, M.A. '10
    Academic Major: Strategic Communications and Leadership
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assigned To (active): Surface Warfare Officers School Newport, RI
    E-Mail Address: ctorres0815@gmail.com
    Notes from Lieutenant Torres: I am originally from San Diego, CA. I graduated from Holy Cross in Worcester, MA with a BA in Political Science in 2003 and was subsequently commissioned as an Ensign after my service in the NROTC program. Since then, I have served as a Surface Warfare Officer on board USS DENVER (LPD-9), USS KAUFFMAN (FFG-59) and USS PONCE (LPD-15) in a variety of jobs. From 2008 to 2010, I was a Naval Science Instructor at the University of New Mexico's NROTC program in Albuquerque. In addition to being a graduate of Seton Hall, I completed the Joint Professional Military Education Phase I program through the Naval War College. I am currently a Department Head student at Surface Warfare Officers School in Newport, RI. Following my graduation in July 2011, I will be assigned to the staff of Destroyer Squadron One in San Diego before taking over as Operations Officer on USS KIDD (DDG-100). I have completed three deployments overseas, with my fourth deployment coming up this Fall. All the best to all Pirates who have served, currently serve, and will serve! Remember those who have gone before us...

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            2nd LT. Jacob Holl '10.        
    Jacob Holl '10
       
    2nd LT. Jacob Holl '10, US Army
    Academic Major: International Relations/Diplomacy
    ROTC: Yes
    Current Status: Active Duty
    Assigned To: Afghanistan
    For how long? : Since April 2011

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