Veterans Day Tribute to OU College of Law Service Members

November 11, 2020

This Veterans Day, as we honor and remember the men and women who have selflessly served their country, we recognize members of the OU Law community who have also chosen the path of military service. Below are some of our students, faculty and staff who have served.

To all military members within our OU Law community – we thank you for your service.

Andrew Coats, Dean Emeritus
Midshipman, U.S. Navy; Officer, U.S. Navy; Lieutenant, U.S. Navy; Naval advisor to the Chinese Nationalists on Taiwan

David Swank, Dean Emeritus
Major, U.S. Army, 11th Airborne Division, 101st Airborne division, and 187th Airborne Regiment

Drew Kershen, Professor Emeritus, Earl Sneed Centennial Professor of Law Emeritus
U.S. Army, 1969-1970, Specialist E-5 Legal Clerk

Zachary Schmook, Assistant Professor of Legal Research and Writing
Captain, U.S. Army

Stanley Evans, Assistant Dean
Colonel, U.S. Army (retired); Dean at the Army’s Command and General Staff College; Commander (Mayor) of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Director of Training at the Army Signal (Communications, Electronics, and Computer) School

Brent Dishman, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force Reserve JAG Corps
12th Air Force Headquarters, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona

Darla Jackson, Research and Electronic Resources Librarian
Served as a Judge Advocate in the Active Duty Air Force from October 1989 - March 2003

Caitlin Anderson, Class of 2022
Captain, U.S. Army

Image from time at West Point as a cadet with special speaker Justice Scalia, 2013

Christopher Capraro, Class of 2022
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Air Force

Christopher Capraro is the tall one in the back.

Tom Hamilton, Class of 2023
Chief Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Force

Maureen V Hoodie, MLS, 1st semester
SSG, U.S. Army, 88M3P

Matthew Ione, MLS, 1st semester
U.S. Navy

Kevin Jackson, MLS, 1st semester
U.S. Army

Wanoka Diane Maxwell, MLS, 2nd semester
U.S. Marine Corps

Marissa K. Perez, MLS, 1st semester
Captain, U.S. Army/U.S. Army Reserves, 2010-present 

Ulyesse Preston, MLS, 3rd semester
IC3 (SW), U.S. Navy

Chelsey Ramer, MLS, 1st semester
Sergeant, U.S. Army Reserves

Basic training with her parents

Payton Roberts, Class of 2022
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps

David San Martin, Class of 2021
Sergeant, U.S. Army

Photo taken in Afghanistan 2011

Ashton Sears, Class of 2023
Dental Technician, Petty Officer 3rd Class (E4), U.S. Navy

Bree Vaughn, MLS, 3rd semester
Specialist, Mississippi Army National Guard 

Brian Wall, MLS, 1st semester
Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Army Reserve

Guy Wolcott, MLS, 3rd semester
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army National Guard

Individuals listed in this post submitted their name and military rank to the OU Law communications team for publication. This list may not include all members of the OU Law community who served in the U.S. military.

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