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Phone: (409) 766-5846

Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. in Exercise Science from Arizona State University
JROTC Instructor Certification from U.S. Army Cadet Command


Maj Mark Knight

Senior Army Instructor

Welcome to Ball High School on wonderful Galveston Island! I'm Major Knight the Senior Army Instructor here. I've been here since I retired from active duty in 2013. In the military I served as a Medic, Ranger, Infantryman, Paratrooper & finally as a Pilot & Aeromedical Evacuation Officer of both UH-1 (Huey's) to HH-60 (Blackhawk's). Now, I currently serve as the Senior Army Instructor here in the Tornado Battalion. Our mission is to "Motivate young people to be better citizens". Our corps values are Care, Professionalism & Respect. We also follow the Army Values of Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless-Service, Honor, Integrity & Personal Courage. We have been undergoing a transformation since I arrived. My initial intent when I arrived was to focus on multiple areas. Goal #1: Highly functional and safe facilities (Drill Pad, Classrooms, Uniform Warehouse, Rifle Range). To this day, we continue to work on those areas with measured success. Goal #2: Provide a challenging and community connected curriculum that inspires, motivates, certifies & promotes well led cadets to reach new academic & physical heights. Goal #3: Work towards self-sustainability as a program.

JROTC Syllabus 2017-18


Phone: 409-766-5847

Degrees and Certifications:
AGS JROTC Certification


Sgt Eduardo Gonzales

JROTC 1-2-3-4

Hi, my name is Eduardo Gonzalez and I have been teaching JROTC for 17 years. Our Mission is to motivate young people to be better citizens. I love working here and will do my best to help your child succeed while at Ball High School.