Alumni in the Military

Tenzin Woeser


Year Graduated:  2017
Military Branch:  US Army. Currently an infantryman in National Guard.
Stationed:  Woodbridge, NJ
Years of Service:  2017- Present
Rank:  e-4/specialist

Army achievement medal, national defense ribbon and army service ribbon.

Interesting Facts:
I like to stay in shape by hiking, weight lifting, and running. Additionally, Summer of 2020 I will be interning at New York Presbyterian Hospital as a Finance Analyst.

Robert Dixon


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

 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, and Multiple Letters of Commendations.

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.

While deployed on the USS John F Kennedy, I had the distinction of meeting the Secretary of Defense at the time, Donald Rumsfeld.
I also 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. Making 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.
Honors/ Awards:
Combat action ribbon
Naval unit accommodation 
Operation enduring freedom medal