The Grizzly Battalion

  • Galena High School

    "The Grizzly Battalion"



    Enrollment: 156                                                        Established: 1992

    30th Battalion Commander: C/Lieutenant Colonel Isabella Vergara 

    Battalion Sergeant Major: C/Command Sergeant Major Miguel Vergara      


    The Galena High School Grizzly Battalion currently has 156 highly motivated Cadets. The Grizzly Battalion’s enrollment increased by 5 cadets from last school year due to a strong recruiting effort in our feeder school at Marce Herz Middle School. The increase of 5 cadets is misleading. We had significant fluctuations in cadets throughout the school year. This led the Grizzly Battalion to have a strong recruiting effort, a significant retention rate and a sizeable number of freshmen joined JROTC. The Grizzly Battalion has three goals for School Year 2022-2023.   First, we want to have a 100 percent graduation rate for our 26 Senior Cadets.  Next, we want to ensure we have an 80 percent pass rate for our 23 MS-3s on the Military Science CTE Certification exam.  Thirdly, increase average Galena retention rates from each Military Science level by 2-percent each year over the next four years, or once we are sustaining at least a 70 percent retention in all levels.  The Galena Grizzly Battalion wants to make this year memorable as we plan trips to the Reno Air Show, to drill competitions in California, field trips to historical locations in Nevada; for our Service-Learning Project, we plan work with the middle school mentoring 6th, 7th and 8th graders with their homework and provide demonstrations with JROTC Color Guard and Drill Team.  Also, we will hold our “Annual Food Drive” to support St. Vincent’s Charities from 1-22 November.  We know being a Grizzly is great!  Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!  Go Grizzlies!!!!!!!!!!!!!