Published on Nov 11th, 2021 |

Happy Veterans Day from Vigilant | We Thank Those who Served on Veterans Day

Vigilant would like to wish everyone that served our country, including 3 of Vigilant’s very own, a Happy Veterans Day.

We thank you all for your service!

Your sacrifices will never be forgotten.

Vigilant is honored to celebrate the sacrifices of 3 of our Directors, Bernadette Murphy, Michael Hogan, and Marne Milhiser.

Below is a brief overview of the services that they all have done during their time!



  • Bernadette Murphy is a six-year Veteran of the United States Navy. She began her Navy career as an airman and member of Attack Squadron VA-128 – the Golden Intruders -a fighter A-6 aircraft squadron. For most of her Navy career, Bernadette worked as an Aerographer’s Mate, specializing in meteorology and oceanography at the Naval Eastern Oceanography Center in Norfolk Virginia and later as an active-duty reserve member with the DIRNSA Fort Meade Detachment in MD. Bernadette’s most memorable experiences include tracking hurricanes and providing weather forecasts to US Navy ships in the North and South Atlantic Ocean.


  • Michael Hogan Served in the Marine Corps for 5 years (2000-2005). After Recruit Training at Parris Island and Marine Combat Training at the School of Infantry, Mike worked as a Radar Technician and Martial Arts Instructor. He was first stationed aboard “Fightertown East” in Beaufort, South Carolina, and deployed on the Harry S. Truman Aircraft Carrier in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and the Global War of Terrorism. Mike was then re-assigned to NAS Norfolk, Virginia and deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.


  • Lieutenant Colonel Mark Milhiser is a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Army and is the husband of one of our new Directors, Marne Milhiser, the daughter of a U.S. Marine.  Mark is currently enjoying his second Washington, D.C. tour and is assigned to the Army’s Office of The Judge Advocate General at the Pentagon.  In addition to a deployment to Kuwait, Mark and Marne have been stationed in Atlanta, GA, Charlottesville, VA, Pensacola, FL, and Washington, DC.  Mark and Marne have two “Army Brats” Josephine (17) and Dorothy (9). Mark’s dad is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and while he is proud of Mark’s Army accomplishments, it is not uncommon for Mark and Marne to hear “Go Navy, Beat Army!” at family gatherings.