U. S. Naval Academy

Class of 1979

Class Events


  • '2021 '79 Tailgaters

    • It's that time of year to start planning for Navy Football 2021! 

      We need to get a list together of those of you that have or will be requesting a perimeter parking pass.   Please reply to this email (Valerie Gerheiser <platweddings@aol.com>  no later than March 30th if you wish to be on the '79 perimeter parking pass list.  If you have not renewed your pass, see instructions below. 

      Here are the guidelines from NAAA to renew your perimeter parking pass: 

      1 - Perimeter Tailgate Members MUST be season ticket holders. 

      2 - When you renew/purchase season tickets, PLEASE PURCHASE PARKING.  There IS AN OPTION to purchase Perimeter Parking so please do that. 

      3 - You receive 1 parking pass for 1 season ticket account and 1 pass for every 2 after that.  If you have 1 season ticket purchase, you receive 1 perimeter pass.  If you have 1 through 3 season ticket purchases, you can get 1 pass.  If you have 4-5 season ticket accounts, you can get 2 perimeter passes.  6 and 7 accounts = 3 perimeter passes and so on! 

      4 - If you are Admirals Row, you MUST choose ARow Parking OR Perimeter Parking IF you have one season ticket account.  Acquiring BOTH Perimeter and ARow Parking would require MORE than 3 season ticket accounts under your name.  That would be through the Blue and Gold Office, please indicated the want to SWITCH to Perimeter Parking. 

      5 - When you purchase perimeter parking after renewing your season tickets, PLEASE put in the Special Handling area - Spot Number #3/Class 1979 

      Renew/purchase season tickets NOW by calling 1-800-US4-NAVY. 

      Look for '79 Tailgater themes in August.  If you have a change in email preference or wish to be removed from the '79 Tailgater group list, please send me an email with your update.

      Go Navy! 


      Valerie Gerheiser

      Platinum Weddings & Events

Class Merchandise
  • Class of 1979 Chapel Dome Memorabilia Thanks to the efforts of our classmate VADM John "Fozzie" Miller, the first four Class of 1979 challenge coins are available to purchase at the link below.  As time goes on, more items will be loaded on the website to include challenge coins with Techumseh or John Paul Jones and a Christmas ornament, paper weight, picture frame and keepsake box.

  • '79 Reunion Class Store: Use this site Anchor Store - Class 79 to purchase Class Of '79 40th Reunion Merchandise.  All merchandise on this site has been selected and approved by the reunion committee. 

  • USNA Alumni Store for merchandise with our Class Crest on it. With each purchase here, our Class receives 10 percent back. You will need to log in to access the store.

  • Herff Jones (Dieges & Clust) - Class of 79 rings and crests and other jewelry.  You can also contact them at:

    Attn: Hudson Young
    Herff Jones
    9264 Corporate Circle
    Manassas, VA. 20110

Local 1979 Alumni Networks

As members of the Class of '79 mature (i.e., grow older), groups are beginning to form for areas in which there is a high concentration of classmates. Washington DC, Norfolk/Virginia Beach, and San Diego are the most notable areas in which '79ers are congregating.

The following groups have already formed; if you would like to start a group in your area, please contact Sean Cate or Wiz Withers and we'll get you posted on the web site, too.


Class Officers
President David Jackson (17th Co) dajaxn79@gmail.com
Vice President Chuck Dixon (19th Co) cbdixon@firstcommand.com
Treasurer Jeff Johnson (29th Co) JohnsonJ@amdyne.com
Secretary John 'Wiz' Withers (19th Co) JDWithers@1979.usna.com

Battallian  Representatives

1 – Rich Phares (5th Co) phares_rich@bah.com

2 – John “Fozzie” Miller (8th Co) millerjw79@gmail.com

3 – Ralph Quarles (14th Co) quarles@1979.USNA.COM

4 – Kirk Michealson (22nd Co) kirk.michealson@gmail.com

5 – Stan Clark (29th Co) shredder110@hotmail.com

6 – Jeff McFadden (36th Co) jmcfadden@jmcfaddenlaw.com

Company Representatives

1st BATT
1 - Tom McLernon
2 – John Messerschmitt
3 – James Grabe
4 - Pat Dennis
5 – Keith Anderson
6 – Bob Huddleston
4th BATT
19 – Dave Bethel
20 - Butler Newman
21 - Stephen Clark
22 - Kirk Michealson
23 – Nick Harris
24 – Richard Tobey
2nd BATT
7 - Carl Rehling
8 - Brad Zell
9 – Scott Pursley
10 - Anthony Konecny
11 - Geoff McFather
12 - Chris Cable
5th BATT
25 – Ohlen Hunt
26 - Bob Klocek
27 - Michael Kennedy
28 - Rusty Mirick

29 - Stan Clark
30 – Dana Swenson
3rd BATT
13 – Chris Brehany
14 - Ralph Quarles
15 - Chip Jones
16 - Ed Francis
17 –
Sean Cate
18 - Don Hubbard
6th BATT
31 - Mike Stewart
32 - Dave Fleenor
33 - Jim Davis
34– Tom Rychlik
35 - Michael Doyle
36 - Kevin Sinnett
In Memory

Missing Classmates

The following listed graduating classmates' latest address information is not contained in the Naval Academy Alumni Association's Class of 1979 database. If your name is on the list, please go to www.usna.com and click on "Alumni Only." If you don't have a sign-in, follow the directions to receive a login name and password. When you have logged into the Alumni Only section, click on "Update Your Profile", fill in your updated information and submit it. It's that simple to get back in touch with the class! Once you have accomplished this, you may contact the Class President or Class Secretary to let them know and they will verify before notifying the Webmaster to remove you from the list.

If you see people on this list that you know, please ask them to update their profile. Thanks!


Andrew William Acevedo
John Robert Albiso
Marvin Thomas Allen
Walter Willard Ballard
Kenneth Walter Barnes
David Alan Beam
Gary Raymond Blazin
Howard James Bouknight
Nestor Hembrador Camerino
Kenneth Robert Da Rin
Barry Philip Driscoll
Robert Joseph Engel
David Thomas Evans
Stephen Cecil Fessler
Thomas Francis Fischer
Dennis Gerard Fitzgerald
John Alfred Ford
Michael Allan Gibson
Kenneth Gerard Gigliotti
Ronald Leroy Glass
Gary Franklin Gray
Steven William Hanson
Michael Lee Hawkins
James Brian Hillan
Michael James Kennedy
Steven Eugene Kenyon
Criston Eugene Klotz
Lindsey Bo Knuth
James Hoyt Korcal
Jan Matthew Levin
Michael Lynn Long
Timothy Paul MacNeil
James Francis McCormick
Patrick Michael McLarney
Kenneth Craig Molleson
Javier Montero
Douglas Patrick Nichols
John William Palmer
Gregory George Romanoff
Robert James Rubin
Steven Gregory Schock
Kirk Alan Shaffer
Mark Daniel Shell
David Wray Shockley
Robert Raymond Sterling
James Mark Stevenson
Gregory Linn Stoutenburg
Douglas Michael Taggart
William Leslie Tilton
Robert John Wilson
Leslie Kazuto Yamashita

Non Graduates

Marc Murray Adkins
Eric Lawrence Ahlvin
Danilo Salarda Albay
Thomas Daniel Amato
Philip John Andrews
Mark Maryatt Anstey
Duane Lee Bacon
Alejandro Bagnoli
Charles Joseph Baker
Ronald Melvin Bardarson
James J Barry
Jonathan Preston Barstow
James Francis Bateman
Eric Hans Bauer
Keith Long Beasley
Bert W Bentley
Douglas Michael Blanchard
John William Bolger
Jimmie E Booker
Keith William Bourne
Alfred Marcel Bouthillier
Matthew Allan Bowen
Gregory Phillip Bracht
Thomas Augustine Breen
Charles Vance Brooks
David William Brown
Theodore Ronald Brown
Mark John Bruhns
Ronald Arnold Bruno
James Arthur Bryars
Douglas Christian Buhler
Richard Lyman Burke
John Rose Burnette
Paul William Busse
Andrew A Caffrey
Kenneth William Calligar
Perry Dewayne Carter
Ernesto Espejo Castelo
Peter Stephen Ceravolo
Rickey Everett Chevrie
Clayton Alapaka Ching
Carl Clarence Clement
Larry Coffee
John Timothy Corrigan
Joseph Christopher Costello
Andrew Franklin Couch
Michael Leo Cruise
Peter Frank Cuccio
Dennis Allen Dammann
Andrew Rowley Daniels
James Hawley Davis
Wayne Howard Davis
Randall Henry Demke
Nathan Gale Depugh
Robert Perry Detrich
Stephen Mark Di Giacomo
Dennis Duane Dryden
David Paul Dufresne
Charles Dunn
Steven M Eisenberg
Ernest Black Ellis
John Andrew Espinoza
Juan Carlos Estrada-Cavallini
John Robert Evans
Mark Steven Fasnacht
William Alden Faville
Andrew M Fitch
Terrance Kevin Fitzpatrick
Alexander Eli Forsley
Ronald Allen Franscell
Maurice George French
Roderick John Frederick
Daniel James Frydrych
Scott Patrick Furgerson
Thomas Paul Fusco
William Michael Garner
Charles Francis Gibbs
Jack Clayton Good
Paul Vernon Graham
Paul Joseph Granata
David W Gray
Mark Ware Greenfield
Gregory Paul Haeffele
Jeff Emil Halling
Kevin Francis Hamilton
Robert Arthur Hammond
Kurt Alan Hampton
Henry Aldo Hanson
Charles Joseph Happ
Stephen Barry Harrison
James Joseph Hautot
Timothy Daniel Hayden
Ovidio Jesus Hidalgo
Nelson Andre Hines
David John Hinman
Jeffrey Kim Holderness
Gary Steven Holt
John Thomas Hughes
Danny Archer Hurd
R. M Imel
Richard Terril Jacobs
Stephen Vincent Johns
James Edwin Johnson
Robert Clark Johnstone
Frank A Jones
Stryker Mack Jones
Greg Alan Karstens
Terry Jeff-Roy Kersey
Gary Wayne Key
Andre Calvin Kidd
Robert Emmett King
Steven Wayne Kline
Matthew Paul Knight
Stephan Ladd Koontz
Theodore Michael Kowalczyk
John William Lane
Theodore Robert Lazcano
Mark Joseph Lenhard
Nicholas Salvatore Lizzo
William Perry Lopez
Gary Sarto Los Banos
William Brennan Lynch
James Denis Makiya
Michael Kevin Manley
David Cree Manners
Robert Alexander Manzi
Matthew Harry Marcella
Edmundo Paul Marquez
William Maughan
James Thomas McClure
Michael Henry McGonigle
Kevin McGowan
Steven Chandler McKelvey
James Louis McNeill
James Philip McNulty
Clifton Joe McWilliams
Carl Howard Mead
Carl David Miller
James Mark Miller
Peter Miller
David Jay Midtlyng
Tommy Dan Morgan
David Thomas Morwood
Daniel Robert Mount
Robert Walton Moye
Ronald Marcus Mucci
Kevin Robert Murphy
Michael Scott Murray
John Mutch
Ronald Dale Naddy
Anthony Michael Nardella
Gary T Narimatsu
Thomas Anthony Niessink
Nicholas William Nuessle
Timothy Bryant Nugent
Peter John O'Rourke
Richard Lee Oxford
Michael Mckinley Parham
John Andrew Parsons
William Ira Peters
John Bradley Pierce
Wayne Francis Pierzga
Robert Raymond Plass
Robert Franklin Posner
James Francis Powers
Patrick James Prazenica
Douglas Edward Price
Lawrence George Price
Mark Richard Reid
Marc Resnick
John Stephen Reus
Winston Alan Riddle
Norman Dale Riggan
Kevin Scott Roberts
Herbert Francis Rosa
William Arthur Rose
Tracy Carl Rupin
Bert Manangan Santiago
Harold Wayne Scheffler
Robert John Selinsky
Marlin Dale Smith
Timothy Roy Snyder
Thomas Francis Soltys
Michael Dean Sorensen
John P Spillane
Timothy Kevin Spillane
Arthur Anthony Stewart
Edward Jay Stockhausen
William Stuart Story
Mark Steven Stoutamire
Peter Lang Studt
Tyrone Durante Talbert
Richard Greene Thomson
Daniel Mercer Timidaiski
Albert G Tsai
David Neal Valente
Stephen Edward Van Rompaey
Dennis Leonard Vargo
Dennis Michael Villa
Ronald Braun Vogler
Michael Joseph Vranjkovic
Daniel Raymond Wallen
Larry Gene Warkentin
Marc Lamar Warren
Keith Eiler Weerts
Michael Guy Weinert
Kenneth Ellis Wendling
James Vernon West
Steven Angelo White
David Richard Whittaker
John Roger Widtfeldt
Mark Bracken Wilson
Steven William Winton
Theodore Paul Wolthuis
Scott W Wulff
John Paul Ziegler
Gregory Louis Zlokovich
James Louis Webb


Lisabeth Abel
Sabet Beaver
Michelle Brower
Delores Marie Cousin
Emma Gahan
Rebecca Greer
Sabrina Jones
Cheryle Lange
Elizabeth Last
Connie McCullough
Rhonda J. Thompson
Svetlana Wark

Disclaimer: The information contained on this page is based on the best information available to the Class. If anyone knows of any additional information or any inaccuracies in what is presented here, please notify the Webmaster or one of the Class Officers.



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