James Garrison served in the Marines from 1985 until 1993 in both active and reserve statuses. He is now employed as the MNU registrar. His last rank was sergeant. He served as lay leader during recruit training in San Diego, California.; he served as an infantryman in the 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, California and he served as a logistics specialist and a noncommissioned officer in charge of training with the Marine Corps Reserves in Topeka, Kansas.
Denita Jill Skeet currently serves on active duty aboard the U.S.S. Essex as a lieutenant commander in the Navy Nurse Corps. She graduated from MNU with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2001, and she is once again enrolled as a student at MNU, pursuing her Masters of Science in Nursing. She has worked in labor and delivery, trauma/ER, within med-surgical units, and in the operating room environment. She has been stationed at Portsmouth, Virginia; Great Lakes, Illinois; Sigonella, Sicily; and San Diego, California. Besides her current deployment on the Essex, she has supported the following operations: Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, Inherent Resolve, and Jukebox Kindle.
Sarah Pickerell is currently employed as MNU's chaplain for professional and graduate studies. She is also currently commissioned as a battalion chaplain in the U.S. Army Reserves. Her current rank is captain. Before that, she served as an enlisted service member with the specialty of heavy-wheeled vehicle mechanic. She was deployed twice to Iraq: once to Al Asad in 2004, and a second time to Baghdad in 2008.
Maurice Mack, Sr., served as a U.S. Army Soldier on active duty as a motor vehicle operator from 2012 to 2015. His specialty was operating the heavy equipment transport truck (HETT). He was the personal driver for the commander and the command sergeant major of the 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, in Fort Stewart, Georgia. His latest military rank was sergeant. He is currently a history and social studies major at MidAmerica.
Nathan Reed, who is currently the testing coordinator at MidAmerica Nazarene University, served in the Air Force from 1969 to 1973. He was a specialist in electrical power production and in aircraft arresting barriers. He trained at San Antonio and Wichita Falls, Texas, and he was stationed in Michigan, at a small radar site (where he met his wife); in Turkey, near Syria; and in Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. His last rank was staff sergeant.
Dustin Dill served with the Army on active duty from 2010 until 2013. As a cavalry scout, he was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, and was deployed to Afghanistan from 2011 to 2012. His latest military rank was specialist. Dustin is a student at MidAmerica Nazarene and his major is physical education.
Dr. Bob G. Humphrey is a professor of business and the chair of the department of professional studies in management at MNU's school of business. He's a Vietnam-era Navy veteran who served aboard the USS Denver, LPD 9, was discharged from active duty in 1976, and served four years in the Naval Reserves in Omaha, Nebraska. He has worked at MidAmerica since January of 1992.
Mark Stirling served in the U.S. Navy between 1978 and 1988 in both active and reserve statuses as a data services technician, maintaining shipboard computer systems. He served at Mare Island Naval Station in Vallejo, California, (which closed in 1996) and at Mayport Naval Station in Florida. Mark was deployed to the Mediterranean Ocean in 1982 aboard the USS Samuel Eliot Morison. His last rate was petty officer first class. Mark is currently an undergraduate here at MNU. He's majoring in business.