Brandon Takoaka

Brandon Takaoka is a graduate from the class of OA 2015. After leaving high school he joined The U.S Coast Guard, taking off to Cape May, a small town next to New Jersey. His sister, Ava, didn’t see him for two or three months but she was so excited to see her brother join the military. 


Brandon first got stationed in Lake Jackson Texas for about a year. The station there was big and the people were very friendly. When his family visited, they were able to take a boat ride on one of the Coast Guard boats. Eventually Brandon drove to Virginia and did some training there then flew to Florida where he was stationed next.. He served 4 years in the Coast Guard and left a few months ago. He still lives in Florida and is trying to figure out what to do next. His whole family is Proud of what he has done and how far he’s come.