DeleteMaj. (ret.) Danny L. Burgstiner and Master Sgt. (ret.) Donald Smith received gold instructor badges at a ceremony honoring their accomplishments during the 2011-12 school year.
The two Effingham County High School Air Force JROTC instructors were recently named by the Air Force as recipients of the Outstanding Instructor Award with Merit, representing the top 10 percent of all officer and NCO JROTC instructors worldwide. Their program also earned recognition by the Air Force as a Distinguished Unit with Merit for the second consecutive year, and for the sixth time in the last eight years.