JROTC Instructors Receive Award


We are proud to recognize Master Sergeant Derrick Jackson, Master Sergeant Jay Folds, and Sergeant First Class Ronald Polk for their immeasurable support to the cadets and students at Griffin High School and the Griffin/Spalding Community.  Because of their support the Cadets of the Bear Battalion have maintained Honor Unit with Distention scoring 96% or higher on the Cadet Federal Inspection for the past 17 years.  Their hard work did not go unnoticed and they were recently awarded the United States Army Cadet Command Gold Instructor Award by the Department of the Army.  As well as being a continuous strength within GHS, they extended their expertise to play a key role in helping Fayette County High establish the first Army JROTC program in Fayette County.

  • MSG Jackson is the primary instructor for the sophomore class, coach the Raider Team, and tutors cadets/students in math.
  • MSG Folds is the primary instructor for the freshman class, coach the Color Guard, and serve as advisor to the Key Club
  • SFC Polk is the primary instructor for the freshman class, coaches the Drill Team, and has serve as project coordinator of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life at GHS.