SFC(R) William Savage
Army JROTC Instructor
SFC (Ret) William Savage was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania in 1957. He entered active duty service in the Military Intelligence branch at Fort Jackson in South Carolina in 1975 and retired in 1995. He served as Senior Small Group Instructor at the Noncommissioned Officer's Academy, Drill Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Military Training Coordinator, and Advanced Entry Level Instructor. He served tours of duty in Europe, Hawaii, Fort Lewis, Washington, and Fort Huachuca, Arizona. He served as liaison between the US Army and Department of Immigration and Naturalization (INS) while performing drug interdiction operations along the United States and Mexico borders. His military education includes the Noncommissioned Officer Primary, Basic, and Advance Courses, Jungle Warfare Training Course, Drill Sergeant Course, Army Career Counselor Course, Survival Escape Resistance and Evade (SERE) Course, and Air Assault School.
After retirement, SFC Savage served with the State of Indiana, Department of Corrections, Youth Services Supervisor/Training Officer where he developed and facilitated over 1,000 hours of training within a juvenile Boot Camp and 100 hours of military related subjects in the Supervisory Program of Instruction, to include, but not
limited to, lesson plans, examinations, and training aids. In 1996, he began instructing Army JROTC at Howe Military School in Indiana and then later at Highland High School, Gilbert Arizona. His current assignment is as Army Instructor for Red Mountain High School, Mesa, Arizona. He holds an Associate's degree in General Studies from Mesa Community College and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.
His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Accommodation Medal (2nd award), Army Achievement Medal (3rd award), Good Conduct Medal (6th award), Noncommissioned Officer's Professional Development Ribbon (3rd award), Drill Sergeant Badge, and Air Assault Badge. He was selected as Drill Sergeant of the year in 1990 and has received numerous certificates and letters of recognition for excellence in performance of duties.