The Grizzly Battalion

  • Galena High School

    "The Grizzly Battalion"




    Enrollment: 151 Established: 1992

    29th Battalion Commander: C/Lieutenant Colonel Sadie Ward

    Battalion Sergeant Major: C/Command Sergeant Major Brody Martin


    The Galena High School Grizzly Battalion currently has 151 highly motivated Cadets. The Grizzly Battalion’s enrollment decreased by 10 cadets from last school year due to rezoning and the overall population has been reduced by 300 students; however, the Grizzly Battalion has a lot of new faces and new energy. The Grizzly Battalion has three goals for School Year 2021-2022. First, we want to have a 100 percent graduation rate for our 24 Senior Cadets. Next, we want to ensure we have a 98 percent pass rate for our 33 MS-3s and our 24 MS-4s 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 come through the COVID-19 pandemic; for our Service Learning Project, we plan work with the middle school mentoring 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 11 October through 12 November. We know being a Grizzly is great! Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Grizzlies!!!!!!!!!!!!!