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Military Academies

Damien High School has definitely supported the dreams and goals of its students. In doing so, many young men are forever grateful that Damien gave them the tools to succeed in life, academically and personally. One of those students shared his thoughts in a recent e-mail to Mr. Raymond Nolte, Campus Minister and Teacher:


“…It’s amazing how much of an impact Damien had on me, and I never thought I’d miss it this much. I honestly would give anything to see one of my old teachers (even the ones who their entire class would [grumble] about) walking around in the halls. That place really set me up to get to where I am today, and I would like to thank you again for being a part of it. I think what I benefited the most from (apart from the actual learning about my faith) was the down to earth talks we had as a class. So thank you again for that.”


PGT Galen Quiros

4th Squad, 2nd Platoon India Company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Regiment

United State Corps of Cadets

Damien Class of 2016


Spartans at United States Military Academies


United States Air Force Academy


The following Spartans graduated from Colorado Springs or are currently attending:


Bobby Wolfe '94 (USAFA '99) 

Brandon Maxson '10

Alec Trilles '10

Anthony Rosati '11

Trevor Adkins '13

Ryan Gorski '14 ( Air Force '18)

Warren Bryan ‘18 (Active Cadet, '22)


United States Military Academy, West Point


Damien High School has the highest number of high school graduates west of the Mississippi who are accepted to West Point. The following Spartans graduated from West Point or are currently attending:


Michael Joseph Soth ’59, Pomona Catholic (West Point ‘63)

John Spiszer ‘80 (West Point '84)

Daniel Sauter ‘82 (West Point '86)

David Atkinson ‘83 (West Point '87)

William Walski ‘85 (West Point '89)

Philip Boyd ‘86 (West Point '90)

Michael Odom ‘86 (West Point '90)

Eugene Wilson ‘87 (West Point '91)

Patrick Ward ‘88 (West Point '92)

Matthew Wiger ‘92 (West Point '96)

Rudy Noriega ‘94 (West Point '98)

Michael Zievers ‘94 (West Point '98)

Benjamin Fernandes ‘95 (West Point '99)

Marius Greene ‘96 (West Point '00)

James Bean ‘94 (West Point '00)

Scott Patton ‘98 (West Point '02)

Dominic Spandaro ’98 (West Point '02)

Jason Alisangco ‘99 (West Point '03)

David Tompkins ‘00 (West Point '04)

Martin Martinez ‘01 (West Point '05)

Ryan Clinton ‘01 (West Point '05)

Alexander Krause’ 07 (West Point '11)

Kenneth Leslie ‘09 (West Point '13)

Kurt Yeager ‘09 (West Point '13)

Jacob Garcia ‘10 (West Point '14)

Ryan Norring ‘10 (West Point '14)

Colin Dorner ‘11 (West Point '15)

Andrew Borer ‘12 (West Point '16)

Bryan Wolak ‘12 (West Point '16)

Kyle Garwick '13 (Active Cadet, '20)

Hayden Ward ‘14 (Active Cadet, '18)

Galen Quiros ‘16 (Active Cadet, '20)

Christopher Gregg ‘16 (Active Cadet, '20)

Jacob Turner ‘18 (Active Cadet, '22)


United States Naval Academy


The following Spartans graduated from Annapolis or are currently attending:


Anthony Piunno '01

Mark Belanger '03

Eric Gardiner '04 (Annapolis '08)

Tony Yeager '05

Justin Lamascus '09

Corey Maier '13

Matthew Measer '14


Merchant Marine Academy


The following Spartans graduated from MMA or are currently attending:


Chris Cohn, ’94

Virginia Military Institute


The following Spartans graduated from VMI or are currently attending:


Ryker Convento ’12
Andrew Kelly ’13
Lucas Hidalgo ’15