Crow's Nest Alumni News

Northwestern NROTC alumni are welcome and encouraged to submit family and personal news for near-term inclusion in this segment of the NU website and for later inclusion in the next regular issue of the Crow's Nest.  Submit your item to and be sure to include your class year.  Your classmates want to know how and what you're doing!  Let them know.

Richard E. Schlecht - 1938: "I’m still enjoying life and feel blessed at age 101.  My good friend and fraternity brother, Dick Breeden, and I still see each other." (12/16)
Jules F. Scott - 1941: "One of my WWII ships, USS Texas, BB35 (5 Battle Stars for Casablanca, Normandy, Southern France, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa), is now in Houston, TX being refurbished as a historical tourist attraction." (12/16)
Douglas W. Torgerson - 1946: "Living the good life at senior independent living campus.  91 years young, caregiver for wife.  Married 69 years." (12/16)
William O. Glass, Sr. - 1946: "CAPT William O. Glass, Sr. celebrated his 92nd birthday on 27 December in Concord, Massachusetts with close friends and family, including his son, Bill Jr., NU NROTC ’76." (01/17)
Clement T. Duffy - 1947: "Turned 90 on 3-13-16.  Considering retiring next year!!!" (11/16)
Carl K. Hoffmann II - 1951: "Awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Martindale-Hubbell for outstanding legal skills and ethics." (12/16)
Frank W. Broadbent, Sr.- ’53: “Secretary of Casco Bay Navy League.” (5/16); "As a past editor of the Crow’s Nest, I’d like to compliment the staff on their professional publication." (02/17)
Donald R. Fraser - 1956: "Enjoyed getting together with John Wilson and Walt Shure." (12/16)
Ben J. Mogni, Jr. - 1957: "Still very active with N.U. and Delta Tau Delta fraternity.  Health good.  Robert Flinn (1957) living in Ashville, NC and Naples, FL.  Health good.  Henry Johnson (1957) living in Traverse City, MI.  Active with YMCA.  Do not know whereabouts of George Hodges, who once lived in Chicago." (12/16)
Samuel A. Haubold - 1960: "Graduated and was commissioned June 1960, served 3 years aboard the USS Intrepid.  Subsequently attended Harvard Law School.  Currently live in London, UK and practice as an International Arbitrator and Mediator.  Also spend several months a year in Florida." (12/16)
Jon J. Bryan - 1961: "I retired from 20 years in the Navy in 1981.  I was a submariner first.  Then the Navy sent me to MIT for 3 years and I became an Engineering Duty Officer." (12/16)
Alan E. Baumrucker - 1964: "Retired CPA since 1999.  Enjoying Seattle, Washington and Tucson, Arizona." (01/17)
Henry J. Kalmus, Jr. - 1968: "Went back to Vietnam this last year.  It sure was different than 1969." (12/16)
R. Lee Griffith - 1970: "Lee has done some sprint triathlons for 14 years and would like to hear from any NROTC member or grad." (11/16)
Mark T. Brown - 1974: "CAPT Mark T. Brown, SC, USN (Ret.) is now working for Aerospace Corporation at the Los Angeles Air Force Base." (01/17)
William O. Glass, Jr. - 1976: "Entering 4th year as Senior Naval Science Instructor at Bridgeport (CT) Military Academy.  Saw classmate Dave Wirt at Class of ’76 reunion in October." (11/16)
H. Todd Kauderer- ’76: “Still working as a senior program manager for Navy programs at the John Hopkins Applied Physics Lab in Maryland.  Also getting used to having a son-in-law and two nephews as LCDRs.” (5/16)
James P. McManamon - 1980: "Enjoying post-Navy career at General Dynamics Information Technology; continuing waterfront support to USN." (12/16)
Kenneth T. Dickerson - 1981: "Recently enjoyed attending Northwestern University Class of 1981 35th Reunion." (11/16)
Edward F. Orenstein - 1983: "Real Estate broker past 29 years in San Diego, California.  Recently honored as #49 agent out of 146,000 companywide at Keller Williams Realty." (12/16)
Brian J. Gegan - 1984: "Best wishes to all the grads and staff of the NU NROTC Unit – Go Cats!" (12/16)
Lisa M. Franchetti - 1985: "RADM Lisa Franchetti completed her tour as Commander, Carrier Strike Group Nine and is now serving as the Chief of Staff, J5, Strategy, Plans, and Policy on the Joint Staff.  She, Jim, and Isabel are happy to be back in Alexandria, Virginia." (01/17)
Lisa Franchetti
Jeffrey S. Nolan-’86: “Coaching Robinson High School Rifle Team, which just won its 3rd consecutive National Championship.  Former team captain, Lucas Koziersley, in finals for spot on U.S. Olympic Team in Rio.” (5/16)
Andrew G. S. O’Brien- ’86: I’m toughing it out in Nassau, Bahamas, happily practicing law.  Looking forward to our 30threunion.  Thanks for your continued efforts, CAPT Gulliver!” (6/16)
Stuart J. Walker- ’87: “August 2015 retired from Navy Reserve after 28 years of service.” (5/16)
Leigh L. Kojiro - 1987: "Completing my 30 year career next summer, serving as the Navy Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer (NEPLO) for Oregon.  All are invited to my retirement ceremony next June in Portland, OR." (12/16)
David J. Dietz - 1989: "CAPT David Dietz was selected to command NR DSCA Navy Region Washington DC.  I look forward to being closer to DC in my last tour." (11/16)
Stephen P. Lindell - 1989: "Captain in the Naval Reserve, serving as a Naval Academy Blue and Gold Officer supporting the west suburbs of Chicago.  Flying the Boeing 777 for United Airlines based at O’Hare.  Go Navy!  Beat Army!" (12/16)
Joseph M. Schmitt- ’89: “Currently a technical pilot for Boeing Commercial Airlines in Seattle, WA. Hello to Class of ’89.” (5/16)
Giannine M. Morris - 1990: "Michael Morris (NU 1989, not NROTC) and I are officially empty-nesters with one senior and one freshman in college!" (09/16)
Katherine C. B. Smith- ’93: “Left the Navy as a LCDR, USNR.  Joined the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) in 2000 as a Civilian Special Agent.  Stayed with NCIS 2000-2015.  Recently joined Department of Interior, Office of the Inspector General.” (5/16)
Harry J. Geanuleas - 1995: "Retired from active duty service as a Commander on 1 July 2016." (07/16)
Kyle E. Harken- ’02: “LCDR Harken transferred to VR-51 in December 2015 where he now flies the C-20G (Gulfstream G IV).” (6/16)
Autumn D. Swinford- ’04:  “I will be moving with my husband, Major Eric Knecht (Wisconsin NROTC 2004), to Stuttgart, Germany, where we both will work at Marine Forces Europe and Africa for the next three years.” (5/16)

The Veteran