Alumni in the Military


Tenzin Woeser


Year Graduated: 2017
Military Branch:  US ARMY
  Infantryman in National Guard
Stationed:   Woodbridge, NJ
Years of Service:  2017- Present
Rank:  E-4/Specialist


  • Army Achievement Medal
  • National Defense Ribbon
  • Army Service Ribbon

Personal Highlights:

  • I like to stay in shape by hiking, weight lifting, and running
  • I will be interning at New York Presbyterian Hospital as a Finance Analyst in Summer 2020
Robert Dixon


Year Graduated: 2002
Military Branch:  US NAVY
Years of Service:   2002-2006
Rank:   Aviation Ordnance man (AW)
  2nd Class Petty Officer/ E-5


  • Naval Support Facility Weapons Department, Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 15 (HS-15), Home Base, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL 
  • Deployed on the USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) to the Persian Gulf for 9 months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom
  • 8-month deployment with the newly formed 2515th Naval Air Ambulance Detachment, Camp Buehring Kuwait


  •  Army Commendation Medal
  • Navy Good Conducted Medal
  • National Defense Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal 
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Sea Service Ribbon x2
  • Overseas Service Ribbon
  • Navy Rifle Ribbon
  • Navy Air Warfare Specialist Wings
  • Multiple Letters of Commendations

Personal Highlights:

  • I had the distinction of meeting the Secretary of Defense at the time, Donald Rumsfeld, while deployed on the USS John F Kennedy
  • I was on the last deployment of the USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) before it was decommissioned
  • The one thing that stands out the most about my time in the military and that I’m most proud of was my time with the 2515 Naval Air Ambulance Detachment. The 2515th Naval Air Ambulance Detachment was formed to provide Air Ambulance for the US Army and allied forces on the Iraq/Kuwait border, under Army Jurisdiction. This marked the first time in US Naval History that a Navy helicopter squadron’s main mission was Air Ambulance. While with the 2515, I was a part of the maintenance department, in charge of flight line operation. At the conclusion of our deployment, I was one of only three enlisted members to be awarded the Army Commendation Medal. This was the highest medal that I was awarded during my military service, a medal from another service branch.
Timothy Vassi


Year Graduated:  2007
Military Branch:  US MARINES
Stationed:  Camp Lejeune North Carolina
  Camp Pendleton California
Years of Service:  2008-2017
Rank:  Sergeant
  Two deployments to Afghanistan


  • Combat Action Ribbon
  • Naval Unit Accommodation 
  • Operation Enduring Freedom Medal