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Cindy Baker, Accounting Supervisor, Fiscal Services & Payroll
Cindy Baker Cindy Baker
United States Navy, 2/78 - 12/83
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (Gitmo) 1978 - 1980
Naples, Italy 1980 - 1983
Data Processing Tech, E-5

I joined the Navy at 18. Bootcamp - Florida, Tech school - San Diego, CA. I receive a ribbon for shooting, marksman level, while stationed in Gitmo. Upon discharge I worked and went to school part time. I earned my Business Administration (Accounting) degree at San Diego State University. I work as an Accountant in the Fiscal Service Office.
Barbara Cheshier, Instructor, English Department
  I was in the Navy, and was a  Cryptologic Technician Interpreter in Russian. I served in Japan and Turkey.
Gabriel Hurtado, Buyer, Fiscal Services & Payrol
Gabriel Hurtado My name is Gabriel Hurtado. I am currently a Buyer at LAC. I was an active duty Corporal in the United States Marine Corps from 1995-1999.

After 9/11/2001, I was presidentially recalled back into active duty and was a part of Operation Enduring Freedom from Nov. 2001-Oct. 2002. My MOS was a supply warehouseman. My job was to supply troops with whatever was necessary to complete the mission, whether it be medical supplies, items needed for mobilization, or maps that helped plan the mission.

In November 2002 I was awarded with a special Presidential Commendation Award for my time and service in the middle east region.
Dr. Mike MacCallum, Professor, Astronomy
Mike MacCallum US Army from February 1967 to February 1969, Sgt. E-5, infantry.

Served one year in Vietnam, in the 4th Infantry Division, from August 1967 to August 1968.

I am currently active in helping veterans return to college and succeed in meeting their goals. I would be glad to meet and welcome any veteran to the college.

Here is a picture of me in Vietnam taken sometime in February or March 1968.
Ed Miller, Mail Services Department
Ed Miller I served in the U.S. Army from 1968-1971. I am a Vietnam Vet.

During my service time I held many jobs; I was in the 9th Infantry when I first went to Vietnam, then ran a parts department in a motor pool, when I return to the United States I was a Mail Clerk.

Here is a picture of me in the field in Vietnam.
Eloy Oakley , Superintendent - President of Long Beach City College
Eloy Oakley Sgt-E-5, U.S. Army.

Served in the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, N.C. (84-87).

Served in the U.S. Army Chemical Weapons Command, Johnston Island (87-88).
Jim Ostach, Professor, Speech Communication

Good Day, "Fellow Vet"--I am Jim Ostach, Professor, Speech Communication Department (Office: O108, 938-4198).

Welcome to Long Beach City College! May I offer you my personal CONGRATULATIONS on honorably completing military service; &, communicate the grateful recognition of the citizenry RE your decisions to serve the welfare of our nation, and, pursue your educational/personal goals.

I served 30 years with Naval Special Warfare/SEAL Teams, deploying to Southeast Asia, Middle East, Africa and the Philippines--originally Enlisted, ultimately retiring as 0-6 Captain. May I encourage you to take advantage of the services provided by the College; and, if we can be of assistance, the camaraderie of brother/sister-soldier/sailors.

Gary Rathburn, Carpenter, Facilities Department

U.S.M.C 1972-1977
Combat Engineer