Saluting Our Veterans

Veterans Day is a great time to recognize all those who have so graciously served in the military. Mesa Community College knows how valuable our veterans are to making our campus diverse. As you begin your educational journey on campus, please know that you are amongst your peers across campus. The team in the Veteran Services office are always here to assist you. Here are just a few of your fellow veterans who would love to assist you in making you successful in your future endeavors.

Warren Brookson

Warren Brookson

MCC Department: Strategic Enrollment
United States Army: 4 years
Two Tours in Kuwait, Field Artillery Meteorological Crew Member, Army Commendation Medal Recipient

Christine Bullock

MCC Department: College Technology Services
United States Army Reserves: 7 years
(E6) Medical Logistics

Curtis Casey

MCC Department: Applied Sciences & Technology, Welding
United States Navy: 6 years

Robert Doherty

Robert Doherty

MCC Department: Veteran Services
United States Air Force: 6 years
C-5 Galaxy Crew Chief, Travis AFB, CA

Chevelle Frantz

MCC Department: Applied Sciences & Technology, Construction
United States Army: 2 years
S2 Officer/Combat Heavy Vertical Platoon Leader

Gary Gardner

Gary Gardner

MCC Department: Applied Sciences & Technology, Welding
United States Air Force: 4 years
Pilot training, Titan II Missile Crew, Comm Officer

Mayra Hernandez

MCC Department: Financial Aid
United States Navy: 8 years
U.S.S. Mount Whitney. HC-2 Flight Support

Karen Litts

MCC Department: Applied Sciences & Technology
United States Army Reserves: 8 years

Pamela Lizardi

MCC Department: Administration of Justice Studies
United States Army: 22+ years

Joe Martinez

MCC Department: Applied Sciences & Technology
United States Marine Corps: 4 years

Kerry Muehlenbeck

MCC Department: Administration of Justice Studies
United States Air Force/Air National Guard: 26 years
Retired in 2019. Recalled to service in 2021 and appointed by Governor Doug Ducey as Arizona's Adjutant General.

Bert Ouderkirk

MCC Department: Administration of Justice Studies, Chair
United States Marine Corps: 21 years
Military Police, Drill Instructor, Polygraph Examiner, Criminal Investigator

Sean Parsons

MCC Department: College Technology Services
United States Navy: 8 years

Greg Reents

MCC Department: Recruitment
United States Air Force: 6 years

Jeffrey Ronay

MCC Department: Computer Information Systems/Applied Science and Technology
United States Navy: 8 years
U.S. Naval Aviator

Garrett Smith

MCC Department: Human Resources
United States Air Force: 20 years
Retired 2015 as Master Sergeant; Seven combat deployments abroad; Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year (2010 & 2013)

Maurice Smith

MCC Department: Property Accounting & Receiving
United States Air Force: 24 years
Retired 2005. Instructor, F-16 Crew (Dawg) Chief, Pnuedraulic Specialist

Kacie Turley

MCC Department: Veterans Services
United States Army: 2 years

Michael Voss

MCC Department: Academic Affairs
United States Army Reserves: 6 years
Battalion Soldier of the Year (1998)