Jared TF Alery

Advanced Diesel & ASM Scholarship

Jared was a September 2013 graduate and earned his Associate Degrees in Advanced Diesel and Business Management (ASM). Graduating at the top of his class with highest honors and perfect attendance.  In November, he continued his diesel passion at CAT Dealer, NC Machinery, Rental Division in Fife, WA.

September 2013 – WyoTech Graduation
November 2013 – First day at CAT.

Excelling at his craft, he was promoted to the Heavy Truck Division in 2015, where he worked until he achieved his ultimate goal – the Marine Division out of Tukwila, WA. This allowed him to travel all over the Pacific, Northwest, including Alaska, up and down the West Coast and Hawaii on several jobs for the Missile Defense Agency and Navy, working on the SBX-11 and Navy Tugs in Pearl Harbor.

Jared pictured at Pearl Harbor Memorial in Hawaii, SBX-1 in the background.
 He volunteered at the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie, WA as a mechanic and a conductor. 

 The Olympic peninsula in WA was often visited with the Navy and Army bases located there.  Jared was tapped to venture to Antarctica in February 2024 to install two generators for electricity that had been delivered in 2019, just before COVID.  He was an expert in his field and highly respected and regarded amongst his co-workers and clientele.

Jared Thomas Fredrick Alery of Issaquah, WA unexpectedly died on Wednesday, August 30th, 2023. Jared was born on October 2nd, 1993, in Stevens Point, WI, the son of David and Lisa Alery. He was raised in Stevens Point and attended Pacelli Catholic Schools from K – 12. He focused on his passion at WyoTech in Laramie, WY, upon graduation, he moved to Issaquah, WA and began his career with NC Machinery.

Throughout his life, Jared was an avid adventurer and go-getter.  His interest in big machines with diesel engines started very early in life.  The summer just before his 3rd birthday – our neighborhood had new water and sewer installed – the imprint lasted his lifetime.

His young life focused on fixing ANYTHING, a favorite ability at school where the teachers would seek him out whenever a problem arose.  Drawing, photography, and building supported his diesel passion as well. 

He achieved the highest award in Boy Scouts of America, the Eagle Scout, with Troop 298.

 Anything with wheels, dirt bike, motorcycle, ATV, Jeep or a diesel engine was his calling.

After a long day riding around in the sand dunes of Eastern WA with friends, he could be found enjoying a campfire with a cold New Glarus Spotted Cow and a bag of WI cheese curds.

Jared’s Legacy will live on supporting the next generation of Diesel motor heads. Special thanks to David, Lisa and sister Sydney for making these funds available.

  1.  The Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX-1) is a floating, self-propelled, mobile active electronically scanned array early-warning radar station designed to operate in high winds and heavy seas. It was developed as part of the United States Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Ballistic Missile Defense System. The radar is mounted on a fifth generation CS-50 twin-hulled semi-submersible oil platform. Conversion of the vessel was carried out at the AmFELS yard in Brownsville, Texas; the radar mount was built and mounted on the vessel at the Kiewit yard in Ingleside, Texas. It is nominally based at Adak Island in Alaska, but has spent significant time at Pearl Harbor in test status.