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Year Inducted

GEN John T. Myers USA

1987

MAJ GEN John R. Piatak

1988

BG Paul C. Hurley

1989

BG Joseph T. Ellis USA (Ret.)

1990

Dr. Joseph B. Miller

1993-1994

LTC Peter R. Bernardo (Ret.)

1997

COL Arthur C. Dister

1998

GEN Carter F. Ham (Ret.)

2002

COL Carl J. Carter (Ret.)

2006

COL William E. Wolf Jr.

2006

Francis (Frank) Tesch

2006

GEN Robert P. Stall (Ret.)

2010

COL Stanley Glod (Ret.)

2010

COL Mary Jo Hogan (Ret.)

2011

Bishop Neal Buckon

2016

HOF Members

2016 Commissioning and Hall of Fame: (left to right) Ham, Bernardo, Buckon, Stall, Johnson

Hall of Fame Inductees

Inductees: 1980's

LTG John T. Meyers – 1987 Inductee Bachelor of Science, Physics

LTG John T. Meyers

Lieutenant General John T. Myers was born in Canton, Ohio, on April 6, 1935. Upon completion of the Reserve Officers Training Corps curriculum and the educational course of study at John Carroll University in 1957, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant and awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. He received his Masters of Science in Systems Engineering from the University of Arizona in 1965.

His military education includes completion of the Signal School, Marine Corps Communications School, Infantry School, Command and General Staff College, and the Naval War College.

He is married to the former Colette A. Geiss and they have five children. Lieutenant General Myers served as a director for the defense communication agency.

Prior commands include Company B, 93rd Signal Battalion, Fort Huachuca; 593rd Signal Company, 69th Signal Battalion, Vietnam (During a second tour in Vietnam, he served as the assistant division signal officer for the 25th Infantry Division); 123rd Signal Battalion 3rd division, Germany; 1st Signal Training Brigade Fort Gordon; 7th signal command, Fort Ritchie; Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Communications command Fort Huachuca. General Myers awards and decorations include the distinguished service medal, Legion of Merit, Army Commendation Medal, four awards of the bronze star medal, and the air medal.

From June to October 1957, General Myers was a student at the Signal School and the Infantry School. Upon completion of this training, he became a platoon leader in the 16th Signal Battalion at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, and later became the commander of Company B, 93rd Signal Battalion. He served as Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, Fort Huachuca, from September 1958 to January 1960.

Following this tour, he went to Paris, France, and served as Assistant Executive Officer of the Communications-Electronics Division of Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers Europe. After attending the Signal Advanced Course and graduate school, General Myers was assigned to Vietnam in January 1966 where he commanded the 593rd Signal Company, 69th Signal Battalion. Upon his return to the United States, he became Assistant Professor of Military Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. After completion of Command and General Staff College in June 1969, he was again assigned to Vietnam as Assistant Division Signal Officer for the 25th Infantry Division.

Returning to the United States in September 1970, General Myers served in the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Force Development, Headquarters, Department of the Army, the Pentagon. He then became an Analysis Directorate, Office of the Chief of Staff. Later he became a manpower analyst in the Plans, Analysis, and Evaluation Directorate, Office of the Chief of Staff.

Transferred to Germany in 1974, General Myers was assigned as Special Assistant to the Community Commander in Wurzburg. He was later transferred to the 123rd Signal Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, where he served as Division Signal Officer and Battalion Commander.

General Myers returned to the United States and attended the Naval War College from July 1976 to July 1977. In July 1977, he was assigned to Fort Gordon, Georgia, as Director of Training, U.S. Army Signal Center and Fort Gordon. General Myers was assigned as Commander, 1st Signal Training Brigade, Fort Gordon, Georgia, in July 1978. He was selected for promotion to Brigadier General on September 25, 1979, and was reassigned as Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Communications Command, Fort Huachuca, Arizona. On August 1, 1983, he assumed command of the 7th Signal Command and Fort Ritchie, Maryland. He was subsequently selected for promotion to Major General, was frocked on August 5, 1985, and was permanently promoted on June 1, 1986. Selected for promotion to Lieutenant General, General Myers was frocked on May 26, 1987, and on May 28, 1967, and became Director, Defense Communications Agency, Washington, D.C.

Major General John R. Piatak – 1988 Inductee – Bachelor of Science

mg john r piatak

Major General Piatak was commissioned in the Army through the ROTC program in 1958 at John Carroll University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. He received a Masters of Business Administration degree in Transportation/Traffic Management from the Wharton School of Finance & Commerce, University of Pennsylvania. His military education includes completion of the basic and advanced Transportation Officer Course, the United States Army Command and General Staff College, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Major General Piatak served as the director for plans and resources, J5 U.S. Transportation Command Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Prior assignments include director of logistics, J4, U.S. Special Operations Command; Director of Logistics, J4, U.S. Readiness Command; executive to the Inspector General, U.S. Army Washington, D.C.; commander of the 4th Transportation Command, U.S. Army Europe; and commander of the 45th Support Group, U.S. Army Western Command at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. General Piatak’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf clusters, Bronze Star medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal and Humanitarian Service Medal. He is married to the former Clare Anne Shehan and they have six children.

BG Paul C. Hurley – 1989 Inductee – Bachelor of Science

BG Paul C. Hurley

BG Paul C. Hurley was born in Glen Falls, New York. He received his commission upon graduation from John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio, in spring 1957. He has completed the Transportation Officer Basic and Advanced Course, Fixed and Rotary Wing Aviation Course, Armor Company Officer Course, Command and General Staff College, the Naval War College, his master’s degree with George Washington University, and the Advanced Management Program at Northwestern University. His career began in 1958 serving in the command and staff positions with the Armored Center, Fort Knox, Kentucky. He later served in Germany with the 24th Infantry Division and the 8th Transportation Battalion in several command and staff positions. In 1964 BG Hurley was assigned to the Transportation School, Fort Eustis, Virginia, as a logistics instructor and branch chief. In 1966 he served in Vietnam with the 339th Transportation Company (Direct Support). Upon his return, he was assigned to the Corpus Christi Army Depot and later with the 1st Transportation Battalion aboard the USNS Corpus Christi Bay in Vietnam. He returned to Washington, D.C., serving as Chief, Company Grade Assignments, Transportation Branch, Military Personnel Center. In 1972, BG Hurley was assigned to Fort Bragg as commander of the 7th Transportation Battalion (MT). While at Fort Bragg he also served as Assistant Chief of Staff for Personnel and Chief of Staff, 1st Corps Support Command. In 1976, he returned to Washington, D.C., serving as a staff officer in the Aviation Logistics Office and also as the chief of performance analysis Division in Chief of the Logistics Readiness Division within the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Department of the Army. During February 1979, BG Hurley assumed command of the 8th Transportation Brigade (TNS) at Fort Eustis where he remained until assuming duties as Deputy Commandant US Army Transportation School, till May 1980. He served in this capacity until November 1982 when he was assigned as the Chief of Staff, Military Traffic Management Command, Washington, D.C. He was assigned as the executive to the Deputy Chief of Staff of Logistics, Department of the Army, in November 1983. In October 1984, BG Hurley assumed command of the Military Traffic Management Command, Eastern Area, at Bayonne, New Jersey. During December 1986, he returned to Washington, D.C., as the Director for Transportation, Energy, and Troop Support, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Department of the Army. Among BG Hurley’s awards and decorations are the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Air Medal with nine oak leaf clusters and V device, the Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Expert Infantry Badge, and the Master Army Aviator Badge. BG Hurley and his wife Shirley have four children Barbara, Catherine, Paul Jr., and Mitchell.

Inductees 1990's

BG Joseph T Ellis – 1990 Inductee – Bachelor of Science

BG Joseph T Ellis

Brigadier General Joseph T. Ellis was born on 19 January 1940 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. He was commissioned as a second Lieutenant upon graduation from John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1962. He was later appointed in the Regular Army (Transportation Corps) in 1967. He received his Masters of Science degree from Florida Institute of Technology in 1978. General Ellis initial assignment was as Platoon Leader, 15th S/T Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Korea, from 1963 to 1964. In 1964 BG Ellis was assigned as Battalion Motor Officer, 502nd S/T Battalion, 2nd Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Then from 1966 to 1967 he served as a Company Commander 502nd S/T Battalion. In 1967 he served in Vietnam as the Motor Plans Officer, 1st Logistics Command. From Vietnam he was assigned as Commander, Liverpool terminal, Liverpool, England from 1968 to 1969, then from 1969-1970 he served as the Secretary General Staff, HQ USAREUR, Heidelberg, Germany and Aide-de-Camp, CINCUSAREUR, Germany from 1970 to 1971. BG Ellis was again sent to Vietnam in 1972 to 1973 as a Logistics Plans Officer USARV/ MACV. Following the tour he served from 1973 to 1976 as the S3 (Operations Officer), 37th Transportation Group Kaiserslautern, Germany. Upon his return he served as Commander, 38th Transportation Battalion, Fort Eustis, Virginia, from 1976-1978 and then Chief, Transportation Branch, MILPERCEN from 1978-1980. He attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J McNair, Washington, D.C., in 1980 and was then assigned as Chief, Investigations Division, Inspector General, AMC from 1980-1983. In 1983 he was assigned again to Germany as the commander, MTMC Bremerhaven Terminal. He returned in 1985 to serve as the Deputy Executive Director of Operations and Plans, HQ, Military Traffic Management Command, Falls Church, Virginia, and then Garrison Commander and Chief of Staff, Fort Eustis, Virginia, from 1986 to 1987. BG Ellis assumed command of the Army and Airforce Exchange Services-Europe, Munich, Germany, in 1987. On 24 October 1988, BG Ellis became the Vice Commander, Army and Airforce Exchange Services, with headquarters in Dallas, Texas. General Ellis attended the Transportation Orientation and Advanced Courses, Command and General Staff College, National Security Management Course, Industrial College the Armed forces and Installation Management Course. His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, and the Army Commendation Medal. General Ellis is married to the former Joyce Sadler of Klein, Texas. They have five children – one son, Tom, and four daughters: Stacy, Angela, Elizabeth, and Christina.

Joseph B. Miller, Ph.D. – SY 93-94 Inductee – Bachelor of Social Science

Joseph B. Miller, Ph.D.

Dr. Miller graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from John Carroll University in 1959, and was commissioned through its Army ROTC program as a Transportation Corps officer. After completing Transportation Officer Basic Course he was assigned to active duty as assistant Battalion S3 Operations Officer for headquarters units at Fort Eustis, Virginia. Later he served several reserve officer assignments with Transportation units in the Cleveland area.

After completion of active duty, Dr. Miller received a Master of Arts from Ohio University and in 1974, a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University, both in the field of communications. He joined the faculty of the Department of Communications at John Carroll in 1961 and became Chairman of the department in 1971. For the Academic Year 1975-1976 he was appointed by President Ford to the President’s Executive Exchange Program in Washington, D.C. During that year he was assigned to the Higher Education Planning Staff of the U.S. Office of Education. Returning to John Carroll, Dr. Miller was elected as Associate Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences in 1984 and became the Dean of The Graduate School in 1993. Dr. Miller received the University’s Distinguished Faculty Award in 1983 in recognition of his teaching research and advising. In 1987 he received the Conway Award for excellence in the broadcasting from the Radio and Television Council of the Greater Cleveland for his initiative in producing and hosting a weekly cable television program for the local community. He has also been appointed to numerous civic and University committees and selected as a consultant adviser by the major Cleveland-area corporations.

Dr. Miller and his wife Helen are parents of five children.

LTC Peter R. Bernardo – 1997 Inductee – Chemistry

LTC Peter R. Bernardo

Lieutenant Colonel Peter R. Bernardo received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from John Carroll University in 1967 and was commissioned as a Regular Army Officer in the Transportation Corps. He attended the Infantry Officer Basic Course where he was an honor graduate. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School, the Transportation Officer Orientation and Career Courses, and the Armed Forces Staff College at Norfolk, Virginia.

He returned to JCU to complete his master’s degree in physics in 1971. LTC Bernardo’s initial assignment was as a Mechanized Infantry Platoon Leader at Fort Hood, Texas, and again with the 1/5th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, Vietnam. Other assignments included Commander, HQ Company, Aviation Test Board; Commander, 150th Transportation Company; S3, 28th Transportation Battalion, 37th Trans Group in Germany; Naval Force Planner and Chief of the Logistics Plans Branch for Commander in Chief of the Atlantic (CINCLANT/SACLANT) at Norfolk, Virginia. He was the Professor of Military Science at John Carroll University from 1984 to 1988.

After retiring from the Army in 1988, he became the Director of Alumni Relations at JCU. He currently serves as a Major Gift Officer at JCU. His decorations include the Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Bronze Star with V device and Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, three Purple Hearts, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Combat Infantry Badge. LTC Bernardo was married in 1971 to the former Joanne C. Tricomi of Lyndhurst, Ohio, and they have three sons: Peter, Michael, and Matthew.

COL Arthur C. Dister (Ret.) – 1998 Inductee – Masters of Science

COL Arthur C. Dister

Colonel Arthur C. Dister was born in 1933 in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his bachelors of Science and Sociology from John Carroll University in 1955 was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Regular Army as an Infantry Officer.

Colonel Dister first served as a platoon leader and staff officer in the 82nd Airborne Division. In 1958 he was assigned to Korea where he served as a Company Commander. Upon returning to the U.S., he served as a Company Commander and staff officer in the 101st Airborne Division. After graduating from Infantry Officers Career Course in 1961, he was assigned as a Combat Arms Instructor at the Army Engineer School. He obtained an MBA at George Washington University, and then attended both the U.S. Army’s and the Pakistan Army’s Command and General Staff Colleges. In 1966 he went to Vietnam for service as an Infantry Battalion Operations Officer and as a Division Staff Officer in the 1st Cavalry Division. Upon returning to the U.S., he served as a staff officer, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Department of the Army, in the Pentagon. In 1970 he returned to Vietnam is a battalion commander in the 101st Airborne Division.

After extended hospitalization as a result of wounds suffered in Vietnam, he was assigned for duty in the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army. He graduated from the U.S. Army War College in 1973. His subsequent assignments including service as a principal staff officer in the 1st Infantry Division of the U.S. and Germany, and Deputy Commander of the Army Recruiting Command in Atlanta. His last assignment was Deputy Post Commander at Fort Eustis, Virginia. His decorations include the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster and Valor device, the Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Purple Heart, and the Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters.

Colonel Dister retired from the Army in 1982 to start his own business. His company, Dister Inc., in Norfolk, became the largest wholesale printing company in Virginia. He served on the Board of Directors and as president of several national independent small business associations and is a longtime member of the Rotary Club.

He is married to the former Barbara Ankenbrandt and lives in Yorktown, Virginia. They have been married for 40 years and have two sons, two daughters, and multiple grandchildren.

Inductees 2000-2006

General Carter Ham (Ret.) – 2002 Inductee

General Carter Ham

General Carter Ham is the Executive Vice President for the Association of the United States Army, a private non-profit organization with 125 chapters worldwide that acts primarily as an advocacy group for the Army and its soldiers. In March 2016, the Council of Trustees announced that General Ham will become the Association’s President and Chief Executive Officer on July 1, 2016.

General Ham retired in from the Army in 2013 as the Commander, U.S. Africa Command, where he traveled to 42 countries as part the Command’s efforts to establish and develop partnerships. He also directed military operations throughout the continent, including leading the coalition forces during the Libyan conflict in 2011.

Prior to leading AFRICOM, General Ham was the commander of all U.S. Army forces in Europe, where he oversaw troops deployed to the Balkans, to Iraq and as part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization mission in Afghanistan. He spent nearly four decades in the Army and is one of a very small number of military leaders who rose from the rank of Private to four-star General.

General Ham served in various capacities both in the field and in the Pentagon. In January 2004, he assumed command of Multinational Brigade (Task Force Olympia) – North in Mosul, Iraq, serving there until February 2005. He commanded the First Infantry Division (the Big Red One) and, later, served as the Director of Operations, J3, at the Joint Staff. In retirement, he recently chaired the Congressionally mandated National Commission on the Future of the Army.

He graduated from Brush High School and is a 1976 graduate of John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio, and today serves on the University’s Board of Directors. General Ham also has a Masters Degree from the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. He and his wife, Christi (also a John Carroll graduate), have two grown children and three fast-growing grandchildren.

Colonel Carl J. Carter – 2006 Inductee – Bachelor of Arts

Colonel Carter was born on 21 August 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio. He enlisted in the Army in 1964 and served for over five years including a tour in Vietnam. Colonel Carter received his undergraduate degree in Corrections from Cleveland State University in 1978 and was commissioned through the John Carroll University ROTC program as Reserve Army Officer in the Medical Service Corps. He completed his Master’s in Public Administration in 1991 and a Masters of Arts in History in 2000. Colonel Carter served in a variety of command and staff positions throughout his 32-year career. His assignments included: Assistant Battalion Medical Officer, HHD, 2/11 Special Forces; ODA Executive Officer and Commander, B Company, 2/11 Special Forces; Commander, HHC, 256 General Hospital; S1, 2nd Psyop Group; Commander, Psyop Element (Haiti); Assistant S3, 2nd Psyops Group; Commander, Division Psyop Support Element (Bosnia); Executive Officer, 2nd Psyop Group; Commander, 11th Psyop Battalion; Deputy Commander, 2nd Psyop Group; Commander, Psyops Support Element (OEF); and Deputy Commander JPOTF (CENTCOM). In his final assignment, Colonel Carter served as a Deputy Commander, 2nd Psychological Operations Group, U.S. Army Civil Affairs Psychological Operations Command.

His decorations include the Bronze Star (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf cluster), Joint Service Commendation Medal (with Oak Leaf cluster), Army Commendation Medal (with three Oak Leaf Clusters), Afghanistan campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, NATO Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Air Crewmember Badge, and Parachutist Badge.

Colonel Carter serves as the Director of Juvenile Corrections Program, Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court, in Cleveland, Ohio. He and his wife Carmella have three children.

Colonel William E. Wolf – 2006 Inductee – Bachelor of Arts in History

Colonel Wolf was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. After graduating from Cleveland Heights High school in 1968, he entered John Carroll University.

While at John Carroll, Colonel Wolf was a member of the Student Union and president of the Pershing Rifles chapter – Company M, First Regiment. He graduated from John Carroll in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Transportation Corps. He is a graduate of the Transportation Officer’s Basic and Advanced courses.

Colonel Wolf received a Master of Arts in National Security affairs with a specialty in Japanese studies from the Navel Post Graduate school in 1984. He graduated from the Army Commander General Staff College in 1987 and the Air War College in 1995.

Colonel Wolf served in a variety of command and staff positions throughout his 30-year career. His assignments included: platoon leader, 96th heavy truck company, 180th transportation battalion, 13th corpse support command, Fort Hood Texas; commander, headquarters detachment, material management center, 13th, Cosco: commander, Company D, 172nd support Battalion, 172nd infantry brigade, Fort Richardson’s, Arkansas; Aid Camp to the Commanding General, Military Traffic Management command; strategic planner, directorate of plants and operations, military traffic management command; forward area support coordinator and direct support command operations officer, seventh infantry division, FT ORD, CA; executive officer, 330th movement control center, first COS COM, Fort Bragg, and C; assistant chief of staff, transportation, first COS COM; commander, 224th forward support Battalion, 24th division; deputy commander, seventh transportation group, Fort Eustis Virginia; division chief, north east area division strategic plans and policies, U.S. Pacific Command, Hawaii; commander 37th Transportation Group, in Germany.

In his final assignment, Colonel Wolf was assigned to the Pentagon’s Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics. Upon his retirement in 2002, he worked as a contract officer for Northrop Grumman systems. His decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit (with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters; Joint Service Commendation Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Cluster’s; NATO Medal and the Joint Meritorious Unit Award. Colonel Wolf died on July 4, 2003, and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer, and their children, Bill and Kelley.

Francis R. Tesch – 2006 Inductee – Bachelor of Arts in History

Francis “Frank” Tesch was a Pershing Rifles National Gold Achievement Medal recipient. Mr. Tesch was a native of St. Paul, Minnesota. Shortly after his graduation from high school in 1944, he entered the U.S. Army and attended basic training at Fort Knox Kentucky.

Upon completion of training, he was deployed to Europe as an infantry man in the Ninth Division. In action near Mets, Germany, he was awarded the Bronze Star for heroism under fire.

He remained in the service following the war and was reassigned to the Army Transport Service. From 1946 to 1950, Mr. Tesch served on ships ferrying displaced persons from Europe to new homes in Canada, the U.S., South America, and Australia. He made 44 Atlantic crossings and helped to resettle 60,000 people.

After a brief tour of duty at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, he reported to the newly formed Reserve Officers Training program. This began a close relationship between himself and the University that would continue for most of his life. As a Staff Sergeant, he taught Military Science classes and was the co-founder and the first monitor of John Carroll’s company of M-1 Pershing Rifles. High standards of leadership and conduct were instilled into the program under his personal guidance, thus influencing the many graduates of the John Carroll ROTC program.

Mr. Tash left the army in 1952 and enrolled as a full-time history major at John Carroll. As a student he served as president of the Student Union, Editor-in-Chief of the Carroll News, and founded the University Booster Club, Iota Chi Epsilon. After graduating in 1956, he worked for the University and served as a member of the Alumni Board of Trustees. Ever the soldier, he was active in a variety of veteran organizations and he never lost touch with the John Carroll University ROTC program and Pershing Rifles. 1970, in recognition of his outstanding service and long-standing association with the Pershing Rifles, the National Headquarters awarded him the honorary rank of Major General P/R and the society’s highest decoration, the National Achievement Medal. He also served as a president of the Newton D. Baker Chapter Association of the U.S. Army and served as the master of ceremonies at the John Carroll ROTC annual award ceremony. He volunteered many hours at his local recreation center and at the Grays Armory Military Museum in Cleveland. Mr. Frank Tash passed away in 2001. He is survived by his family in Minnesota and by a host of John Carroll students and ROTC graduates whose lives he touched in many positive ways.

Inductees 2010-2016

Major General Robert P. Stall (Ret.) – 2010 Inductee

Major General Robert P. Stall

Maj. Gen. Robert P. Stall is Commanding General of the 108th Training Command (IET). Prior to this, Stall was the 98th Training Division (IET) commanding general. He also served as the Assistant Division Commander, 80th Training Command (The Army Schools System) and was previously the Commander of 358th Civil Affairs Brigade that supported the First Marine Expeditionary Force in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in March 2003 and the follow-on mission with the 4th Infantry Division, located in Tikrit, Iraq.

A ROTC Scholarship recipient and subsequent Distinguished Military Graduate, Stall received his Regular Army Commission from ROTC at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. His first assignment was as a Tank Platoon Leader for the 1st Bn., 13th Armor in Illesheim, Germany. The three-year tour included positions as Company Executive Officer, Support Platoon Leader, and the Battalion Logistics Officer in the Federal Republic of Germany. He subsequently served in the 4th Battalion (Airborne) 68th Armor, part of the 82nd Airborne Division, prior to departing active duty.

Stall entered the Army Reserve in December 1983 as part of Company B, 2nd Bn., (Airborne), 11th Special Forces Group in Youngstown, Ohio. He served in multiple command and staff positions both in Special Forces and later in Psychological Operations, as part of 2nd Psychological Operations Group in Cleveland, Ohio.

Stall assumed command of the 15th Psychological Operations Battalion in July 1997. In 1999, the unit was activated and was the first Psychological Operations Battalion on the ground in Kosovo following the air war. Brig. Gen. Stall was the KFOR PSYOPS Chief for Operation Joint Guardian and was the Special Staff Officer for all NATO Psychological Operations for General Doctor Klaus Reinhardt, the Commander for NATO Ground Forces in Kosovo. Upon return, he became the Deputy Commanding Officer for 2nd Psychological Operations Group. Brig. Gen. Stall left Psychological Operations and assumed duties in the 352nd Civil Affairs Command, in College Park, Maryland. After Command of the 358th Civil Affairs Brigade, he most recently served as Chief, Joint Interoperability Division J7 at the Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Virginia.

Stall’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Badge, Special Forces Tab, Novice Parachutist Wings, and German Parachutist Wings – Bronze.

Stall is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College. His undergraduate degree is in marketing from John Carroll University and he earned a Master of Business Administration from Cleveland State University.

In his civilian occupation, Stall serves as the Chief of Operations (COO), Regional Hospitals. Previously he has served as president of Medina General Hospital where he oversaw staff and operations for the medical center. Stall has held various jobs with the Cleveland Clinic Regional Health System for almost 30 years.

COL Stanley J. Glod (Ret.) J.D. – 2010 Inductee – Bachelor of Arts, History

The Honorable Stanley J. Glod graduated from John Carroll University in 1958, where he completed his ROTC training and received a Bachelor of Arts in History. He received a law degree from Georgetown University in 1961. He served as a U.S. Army Judge Advocate officer in France and Germany from 1962 to 1969. During that period, he earned a doctorate in international and comparative law through combined studies at the University of Munich Germany and the Ukraine Free University.

Mr. Glod taught international and comparative law at the Army Judge Advocate General’s School in Charlottesville, Virginia, 1969-1970, and later held a variety of assignments in the Department of Defense.

He worked in private law practice in Washington D.C., from 1970 to 1988, specializing in international trade, consular, and treaty law. He represented several embassies and foreign governments.

He served with the U.S. Army Reserve until 1988 and retired with the rank of Colonel. He was appointed Chairman and Chief Judge of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States by President Reagan and served from 1988 through 1991 as the principal U.S. Government official charged with recording the adjudicating all claims against foreign governments for the unlawful exportation or destruction of U.S. assets abroad. This task included monitoring and recording all U.S. losses sustained during Gulf War. While in this capacity, he then assisted the Polish and Czech governments in establishing a claims regime within the United Nations system to record and file all their losses sustained in Iraq and Kuwait.

During the 1990’s he actively participated in several U.S. agencies for International (USAID) Development and American Bar Association programs, promoting legal and judicial reforms in the Russian Federation, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, and Poland.

Mr. Glod also had a distinguished career as the Boeing Company’s vice president for Central Europe with oversight of 11 countries. He resided in Warsaw, Poland, for five years. He was a long-time guest lecturer for the Catholic University Columbus School of Law’s International Business and Trade Summer Law Program at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland.

Fluent in English, Polish, Czech, German, and Ukrainian, Mr. Glod has authored numerous articles dealing with defense, international trade, and U.S. claims against foreign nations.

He is a graduate of the National War College and of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, D.C. A native of the Altoona, Pennsylvania, he currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia. He and his wife, Linda, have four children and are active in various church and community affairs, Polish-American activities, and support for American military personnel and their families worldwide. He was awarded the John Carroll University Alumni Medal in 2009.

COL Mary Jo Hogan (Ret.) – 2011 Inductee – Bachelor of Arts, Humanities

COL Mary Jo Hogan

Colonel Hogan was commissioned as the first female graduate of the Army ROTC program at John Carroll University in 1976. In addition, she was the first female recipient of the Beaudry Award, which is presented to the senior student who exemplifies the ideals of a Jesuit education in the service of others.

After commissioning, Colonel Hogan was branched as a military intelligence officer, where she held a variety of Command and Staff positions of increasing responsibility over a 28 year military career in intelligence collection, analysis, and processing in support of the national goals and objectives. In addition, she had the rare honor of being a Battalion Commander twice in her career. She would be named as the Senior Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer at Fort Meade, Maryland, where she led a joint service team of senior military officers responsible for the military response to assist communities during major emergencies covering the state of Maryland. While there, she also served as the subject matter expert for the Joint Support to Civilian Authorities Program.

Colonel Hogan currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Emergency Management Center for the US Department of Labor in Washington, D.C., where she advises the leadership of the Department and provides guidance to Federal and contract staff executing continuity programs, emergency operations, communications security and testing, training, and exercises for the Department. She interfaces with executives and emergency management representatives in 14 subordinate agencies with the Department of Labor. She is also responsible for the interfacing with the White House Military Office at the National Security Staff.

Colonel Hogan’s accomplishments include a Masters of Administrative Science in Management from John Hopkins University and a Master’s of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. Some of her Awards include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf cluster, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf cluster, and the Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf cluster.

She is married to Patrick Hogan, and they are both proud parents of Patrick Jr., Erin, and Colin.

Bishop Neal Buckon – 2016 Inductee – Bachelor Science, Biology

Bishop Neal Buckon

Bishop Buckon, a native of Cleveland, Ohio is the son of John and Rita Buckon. He commissioned from the ROTC program at John Carroll University in 1975, graduating with a B.S. in Biology. He holds a B.A. in History from Cleveland State University and a B.A. in Philosophy from Borromeo College of Ohio. He received his M.A. in Divinity and his M.A. in Church History from Saint Mary’s Seminary in Cleveland.

In May 1975 he was recognized as a Distinguished Military Graduate and appointed as an Army Officer; he served in the Infantry and Transportation Branches of the United States Army. His awards include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Parachutist Badge, and the Ranger Tab. He is likely one of the few bishops authorized to wear a Ranger Tab!

His Infantry assignments include serving as Rifle Platoon Leader and Weapons Platoon Leader with the 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry, 1st Armor Division, Erlangen, Germany; and Battalion S4 and Company Commander with the 3rd Battalion, 19th Infantry, 24th Infantry Division, Georgia. His Transportation Corps assignments include serving in Mannheim, Germany, as a Platoon Leader and Company Operations Officer with the 28th Transportation Battalion, and as a Platoon Leader and Transportation Officer in the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the Allied Command Europe, Mobile Force (Land) (including deployments to Denmark, England, and Norway).

After serving on active duty for seven years, he resigned his commission, traveled the world, and entered into the ministry. While in the Seminary, he served in the U.S. Army Reserve as a Chaplain Candidate. He was ordained a priest in May 1995 for the Diocese of Cleveland, Ohio. He entered the United States Army Chaplain Corps in 1996.

His Chaplain assignments include serving as the 2nd Psychological Operations Group Chaplain in Ohio (deploying to Bosnia); the Division Artillery Chaplain for the 3rd Infantry Division, Georgia; the Army Central Command – Saudi Arabia Chaplain; the Division Engineer Chaplain for the 1st Armored Division, Germany; the Engineer Brigade Chaplain and Senior Catholic Priest for Task Force Iraq (OIF-1); the Deputy Garrison Chaplain in Germany; the Garrison Chaplain of the Fires Center of Excellence in Oklahoma; the Chaplain for Catholic Ministry, Multi National Corps – Iraq (MNC-I); and the 18th MEDCOM Command Chaplain in Korea. He served his last assignment as the Eighth U.S. Army Chaplain for Current Operations and Catholic Chaplain in Korea. He retired from the Army in December 2010.

Bishop Buckon is the Episcopal Moderator of the Military Council of Catholic Women. He is a member of the Board of Directors of John Carroll University. He is a Knight Commander of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem; and a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus.

Acclaimed Generals

The following acclaimed Generals graduated from John Carroll University.

General Carter F. Ham

Commander, United States Africa Command

General Carter F. Ham is the Commander of United States Africa Command. He served as an enlisted Infantryman in the 82nd Airborne Division before attending John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. He was commissioned in the Infantry as a Distinguished Military Graduate in 1976.

His military service has included assignments in Kentucky, Ohio, California, Georgia, Italy, and Germany to name a few. He has also served in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Macedonia, and Iraq.

He has held a variety of positions to include Recruiting Area Commander; Battalion Executive Officer at the National Training Center; Adviser to the Saudi Arabian National Guard Brigade; Commander, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry; Chief of Staff, 1st Infantry Division; Commander, 29th Infantry Regiment; commander, Multi-National Brigade, Mosul, Iraq; Commander, 1st Infantry Division; Director for Operations, J-3, The Joint Staff, Washington, DC.

His previous assignment was Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army.

His military education includes the Armor Officers Advanced Course, Naval College of Command and Staff, graduating with distinction, and the U.S. Air Force’s Air War College.

General Ham’s awards and decorations include Army Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, the Bronze Star Medal, and the Joint Service Commendation Medal.

Major General Robert P. Stall

Commanding General 108th Training Command (IET)

Maj. Gen. Robert P. Stall is Commanding General of the 108th Training Command (IET). Prior to this, Stall was the 98th Training Division (IET) commanding general. He also served as the Assistant Division Commander, 80th Training Command (The Army Schools System) and was previously the Commander of 358th Civil Affairs Brigade that supported the First Marine Expeditionary Force in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in March 2003 and the follow-on mission with the 4th Infantry Division, located in Tikrit, Iraq.

A ROTC Scholarship recipient and subsequent Distinguished Military Graduate, Stall received his Regular Army Commission from ROTC at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. His first assignment was as a Tank Platoon Leader for the 1st Bn., 13th Armor in Illesheim, Germany. The three-year tour included positions as Company Executive Officer, Support Platoon Leader and the Battalion Logistics Officer in the Federal Republic of Germany. He subsequently served in the 4th Battalion (Airborne) 68th Armor, part of the 82nd Airborne Division, prior to departing active duty.

Stall entered the Army Reserve in December 1983 as part of Company B, 2nd Bn., (Airborne), 11th Special Forces Group in Youngstown, Ohio. He served in multiple command and staff positions both in Special Forces and later in Psychological Operations, as part of 2nd Psychological Operations Group in Cleveland, Ohio.

Stall assumed command of the 15th Psychological Operations Battalion in July 1997. In 1999, the unit was activated and was the first Psychological Operations Battalion on the ground in Kosovo following the air war. Brig. Gen. Stall was the KFOR PSYOPS Chief for Operation Joint Guardian and was the Special Staff Officer for all NATO Psychological Operations for General Doctor Klaus Reinhardt, the Commander for NATO Ground Forces in Kosovo. Upon return, he became the Deputy Commanding Officer for 2nd Psychological Operations Group. Brig. Gen. Stall left Psychological Operations and assumed duties in the 352nd Civil Affairs Command, in College Park, Maryland. After Command of the 358th Civil Affairs Brigade, he most recently served as Chief, Joint Interoperability Division J7 at the Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Virginia.

Stall’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Badge, Special Forces Tab, Novice Parachutist Wings, and German Parachutist Wings – Bronze.

Stall is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College. His undergraduate degree is in marketing from John Carroll University and he earned a Master of Business Administration from Cleveland State University.

In his civilian occupation Stall serves as the Chief of Operations (COO), Regional Hospitals. Previously he has served as president of Medina General Hospital where he oversaw staff and operations for the medical center. Stall has held various jobs with the Cleveland Clinic Regional Health System for almost 30 years.