Twins Serving Our Nation

Twins Serving Our Nation


Twins Serving Our Nation

By Debbie Gregory

You’re not seeing double: there are a lot of twins serving in the military.

Twin brothers Col. Robb Mitchell and Lt. Col. Todd Mitchell have been in the Army for the past 24 years. Both attended Airborne Jump School together, and their career paths have crossed several times since then. Both served in the legendary 101st Airborne Division, and both were deployed to Iraq — Todd in 2006 to 2007 and Robb in 2007 to 2008, and a few years later, they served in Afghanistan. Todd was stationed at Forward Operation Base Salerno in Afghanistan from 2008 to 2009, while Robb was at the same base in 2010 to 2011.

Navy Lt. Cdr. Anthony Scott administered the oath for Air Force Master Sgt. Antone Scott, his twin brother, for his fifth enlistment ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base. Master Sgt. Scott is a member of the  96th Logistics Readiness Squadron.

“It’s a great honor knowing he could have selected any officer for his re-enlistment, but he was willing to make the extra effort and coordinate to re-enlist this way,” Navy Lt. Cmdr. Scott said.

Identical twin brothers Jared and Jason Tuckett retired together from the Air Force in 2013.The brothers said the decision of retiring together was completely random..

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chris Engelke and his brother, Air Force 1st Lt. Cody Engelke served for a short period of time together at Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington.

Raven Hull, a personnel  specialist at the 179th Airlift Wing, and Lakota Hull, a medical administrator also at the 179th, are identical twins serving in the Air National Guard.

Twin brothers Master Chief Daniel Duran and Senior Chief Dominic Duran both serve in the U.S. Navy.

Army Capt. Matthew N. Mayor is a brigade logistics and operations officer with 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, and his twin, Army Capt. Mark E. Mayor is a brigade intelligence and current operations officer with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

Identical twins Pfc. Lane Higson and Pfc. Casey Higson earned the same Army physical fitness test scores.

Twin brothers Marine Corps Sgt. David Haines and Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Haines are the rare twins who elected to serve in different branches.