Tom Rogers

Profile Updated: November 10, 2022
Tom Rogers
Class of 1965
Currently residing In Daytona Beach, FL USA
My Website & Facebook/Media www
Spouse/Partner Rosalba Sandra Nurzia Rogers
Children, Grandchildren Olivia Jane, born 1978; David Thomas, born 1979. Lucian, born 2005, and Julian, born 2007, Zora Jane, More…born 2011, and Owen, born 2014.
Military Service Army  
Occupation Title Federal Service
Yes! Attending Reunion
Occupation(s), Career Details

Family Programs Director, US Army. Attended the Naval War College, 2002-2003, Rhode Island.

Further education, training, certification(s) since High School

Pasadena City College, Cal State Los Angeles, Cal State Long Beach, Boston University, and Navy War College. BA in History and Political Science, Masters from Boston University and Naval War College.

Other South Pasadena schools I also attended

South Pasadena Middle School
Other Non-SP schools: Temple City MS, Laguna Beach HS, Alhambra Elementrary....

Different places I have lived

Germany, Belgium, Italy, Vietnam, Maryland, Arizona, California, Rhode Island, Virginia, Indiana, Oklahoma, and Florida

Family history living in South Pasadena

I last lived in South Pasadena in 1968--left for the Army, briefly returned until my future wife arrived from Europe in 1971. Only returned for short visits after that.

Family members who also went to SPHS

Vicki Ellen, Sister, Class of 73

Other SPHS graduates I keep in touch with

Ed Vernon.

School Memories

Bear crawls at Tiger Stadium. Team mates such as Mike Van Cott, Mike Tunstall, Layton Huber, and others. Really great people. I miss playing cards with Mike Van Cott, Gary Miller, and a few others.

Organizations, clubs, sports, other groups I've been in at school &/or since

School: football and baseball; long distance running in Europe and Arizona; and the Moose Club in Florida.

Milestones & Epiphanies

51 Years of Marriage to a wonderful wife, mother and companion--from Rome, Italy. David and Olivia (my son and daughter), and two grandsons (Lucian, Julian and Owen), and a granddaughter (Zora Jane). Two Masters Degrees--Boston University and the Naval War College (my coach and counselor told me to learn a trade because I would never succeed in academics). Question authority!

Pastimes & Hobbies

Walking (formerly running), outdoors, traveling, conversation with my wife and friends; reading--especially 18th-20th Century US, World History. Thank you to my history and civics/political science teachers at SPHS and PCC! I will have published a history book--"Limited War, from the American Revolution to the Iraq War," by September, 2023.

Favorite Music, Songs, Bands

50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and current popular/rock music, blue grass, blues....... I sing Karaoke 3-4 times a week.

Favorite Books, Magazines, Movies, TV, Websites, YouTubes, etc,

History--I love the Oxford history series, biographies, etc. In retirement I am writing a book on "Limited War." My interest is to influence the governments, militaries, and the citizens of nations contemplating the entry into war, to answer 30-plus questions before supporting; or not supporting the entry into war. According to the author of "On War," Carl von Claueswitz, not including this "trinity," will undoubtedly lead to disaster. (I explain all this in my soon-to-be-published book.)

[Date] What's happening in my life now

The latest milestone is our retirement from federal service. We bought a home outside Daytona Beach, Florida--just an hour from my daughter, son-in-law, and three grandchildren. Currently, writing a book on "Limited War," based on my experiences in the military and attendance at the Naval War College.

One last comment...

High School was not my favorite time in life--although, I still think often of some of my friends from that period--great people I am sure have done much for others--for children as teachers, for their country--some gave their lives--they honor us all. My living on the East Coast and Europe, has made it difficult to see any of my friends.

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