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 (Updated: 04Jan15 - listed alphabetically) 
 

Alfred, Brandon
Army Pvt. Brandon Alfred has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo. Alfred is the son of Barbara Ingram-Alfred of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.  He is a 2014 graduate of Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School, Hyde Park, N.Y.

Boatwright, Kahlil
Army Spc. Kahlil E. Boatwright has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Ga. Boatwright is the son of Angela Boatwright-Spencer of Camden, N.J.

Branch, Marcus
Army Pvt. Marcus   Branch has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia,  Branch is the son of Dorothy Branch of Middletown, N.Y.

Calderon, Paul
Army Pvt. Paul A. Calderon has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Ga.  Calderon is the son of Jeanette and Paul Calderon of Montgomery, N.Y.  He is a 2014 graduate of Valley Central High School, Montgomery.

Cappadora, James
U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class James Cappadora graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.  Cappadora is a 2013 graduate of Pine Bush High School, Pine Bush, N.Y.

Dawson, Janielle
Army Pfc. Janielle L. Dawson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson,  Dawson is the daughter of Laurel I. Leslie of Mount Vernon, N.Y.

Ferencz, Julius
Air Force Airman Julius R. Ferencz graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Ferencz is the son of Dianna and step-son of Anthony Picardi of Catskill, N.Y.

Heroux, Thomas
Air Force Master Sgt. Thomas C. Heroux has retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving honorably for 20 years. Heroux was last serving as noncomissioned officer in charge of the Instructional Technology Flight with the 37th Training Group, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He is the son of Ernest Heroux of Smithfield, R.I. and Jeanne Daley of Newburgh, N.Y., step-son of Margaret Heroux of Smithfield, R.I. and brother of John Heroux of Cranston, R.I. He is also the grandson of Alice Heroux of Smithfield, R.I., husband of Michele Heroux of Cibolo, Texas, father of Samantha Heroux of Cibolo, Texas and Thomas Jr. Heroux of Lincoln, Neb., and son-in-law of Ozzie and Annie Naveira of Lake City, Fla. He is a 1990 graduate of Newburgh Free Academy, Newburgh, N.Y. He earned an associate degree in 2014 from Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, Ala.

Krentz, Robert
Army Pvt. Robert J. Krentz has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo. Krentz is the son of Robert J. Krentz of Port Jervis, N.Y.  He is a 2011 graduate of Port Jervis High School, Port Jervis, N.Y.

Pomeroy, Jesse
The Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) in Virginia Beach, VA. announced its Instructors of the Year for 2014, and one hails from Kerhonkson, N.Y.   Lt. Cmdr. Jesse Pomeroy serves at CPPD Learning Site Dam Neck as regional operations department head in addition to his instructor duties for several courses, including Division Officer Leadership Course (DIVOLC).
"Lt. Cmdr. Pomeroy is an invaluable asset to CPPD," said Cmdr. Phil Urso, CPPD Learning Site Dam Neck regional director.  "He consistently displayed enormous personal and professional drive by quickly qualifying in the DIVOLC course, cross-qualifying in three additional courses and obtaining his Master Training Specialist qualification. As operations department head, he flawlessly manages the ever changing and fluid course schedules for six globally dispersed CPPD learning sites."
Pomeroy said what he most likes about teaching is giving back, and he also enjoys what he is learning from an instructor assignment. "I enjoy the fact that we're supporting the fleet," he said. "The toughest part about teaching is the initial need to draw out information from students who are introverted and quiet. I've learned to respect different opinions as well as the reasons and motivations for others joining the Navy."

Quindre, Kevin
Army Pvt. Kevin P. Quindre has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Ga.  Quindre is the son of Maria and Pablo Quindre of Peekskill, N.Y.  He is a 2014 graduate of Peekskill High School, Peekskill, N.Y.

Rumph, Alexandrier
Army Pvt. Alexandrier E. Rumph has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Ga.  Rumph is the son of Imogene Simmons of West Hurley, N.Y.  He is a 2015 graduate of Onteora High School, Boiceville, N.Y.

 

 (Updated: 01Dec2014 - listed alphabetically) 
 

Bryan, Theasha
U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Theasha S. Bryan graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.  Bryan is the daughter of Paulette Davis of Port Charlotte, Fla. and sister of Christine S. Burgher of Mount Vernon, N.Y.  She is a 2009 graduate of Beach Channel High School, Queens, N.Y. She earned an bachelor's degree in 2014 from Monroe College, New Rochelle, N.Y.

Gonska, Thomas
Army Pvt. Thomas S. Gonska has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo. Gonska is the son of Cindy and Thomas Gonska of Brewster, N.Y. He is a 2012 graduate of Brewster High School, Brewster, N.Y.

Matlock, Patrick
Patrick E. Matlock has been promoted to the rank of brigadier general in the U.S. Army.
Matlock is currently serving as Deputy Director for Operations, Department of Defense Joint Staff at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He has served in the military for 30 years. Over the course of Matlock’s 30 years of service, he has earned the Legion of Merit and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the third-highest award bestowed upon members of the United States military.  He has also been awarded three Bronze Star Medals, five Meritorious Service Medals, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, and the Kuwait Liberation Medal.   Matlock is the son of Ernest and Shirley Matlock of Chico, Calif. Matlock and his wife Jacqueline have three children: Annie, 17; Samuel, 14; and Matt, 9.  He earned an bachelor's degree in 1988 from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Mccarty, Shannon
U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Shannon V. Mccarty graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Mccarty is the daughter of Frank Mccarty of Hannacroix, N.Y. and Tricia A. Hardy of Albany, N.Y.,  step-daughter of Mike Hardy of Albany, N.Y. and Roxana Mccarty of Hannacroix, N.Y., daughter-in-law of Paul and Pat Schiller of Hannacroix, N.Y., and wife of Matthew P. Schiller.  She is a 2005 graduate of Coxsackie-Athens High School, Coxsackie, N.Y. She earned an associate degree in 2007 from Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, N.Y.

Mclaughlin, Leonie
U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Leonie J. Mclaughlin graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.  Mclaughlin is the daughter of Olive Henriques of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.  She is a 2007 graduate of Poughkeepsie High School, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. She earned an bachelor's degree in 2012 from Monroe College, New Rochelle, N.Y.

Meakem, Brandon
Army Pvt. Brandon K. Meakem has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.   Meakem is the son of Joel Meakem of Saugerties, N.Y. and Christine M. Winne of Kerhonkson, N.Y.  He is a 2012 graduate of Onteora High School, Boiceville, N.Y.

Oliennu, Steve
U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Steve N. Ollennu graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Ollennu is the son of Joseph N. Ollennu of New York, N.Y.; and the brother of Osmond N. Ollennu of East Windsor, N.J., and of Michael N. Ollennu of Long Island, N.Y.  The airman graduated with a diploma in 2005 from the High School For Law And Public Services At George Washington Educational Campus, New York, N.Y. He also earned a bachelor's degree in 2010 from State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, N.Y.

Porter, Amber
Air Force Airman Amber D. Porter graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Porter is the daughter of Sharon D. Tillman of Newburgh, N.Y.  She is a 2011 graduate of Newburgh Free Academy in Newburgh.

Reynolds, Tannor
Army Pvt. Tannor E. Reynolds has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Reynolds is the son of Terence E. Reynolds of New Hampton, N.Y. and nephew of Damien P. Reynolds of Bullville, N.Y. He is a 2014 graduate of Goshen High School, Goshen, N.Y.

Rockefeller, John
Army Pvt. John A. Rockefeller has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.   Rockefeller is the son of Jeff and Mary Rockefeller of Red Hook, N.Y.

Tuttle, Jake
Army Pfc. Jake E. Tuttle has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo. Tuttle is the son of David and Roberta Tuttle of Croton-On-Hudson, N.Y.  He is a 2011 graduate of Croton-Harmon High School, Croton-On-Hudson, N.Y.

Zapotoski, Nicholas
Nicholas A. Zapotoski is an Army Reserve Officer's Training Corps cadet involved in Cadet Language and Cultural Immersion Training -- their first training deployment as a cadet. After a week-long training session at Fort Knox, Ky., the selected cadets are deployed to partner nations where they are immersed in the local cultures and languages.   Zapotoski deployed to Greece. He is the son of Mitchell and Andrea Zapotoski of New Paltz, N.Y. The cadet is a 2013 graduate of New Paltz High School, New Paltz, N.Y., and currently a student at Clarkson University, Potsdam, N.Y.

 

 

 

 
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