Frank Tuggle


Frank Tuggle


If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”  -John Quincy Adams


“Sergeant Major Frank Tuggle was born and raised in Griffin, Georgia. He graduated from Griffin High School. After graduating from high school, he joined the military. He completed Basic and Advance Individual Training as an Infantryman at Fort Benning, Georgia. He served in the Army for 24 years. He is currently retired and working as an Army JROTC Instructor at Columbus High School in Columbus, Georgia. He is married to Dr. Patricia Tuggle, and they have three children.


2008 to present—Columbus High School- Army Instructor, Columbus, Ga   
2005- 2008-Grady High School- Army Instructor, Atlanta, GA
2004-2005- Operations Sergeant Major- Basic Training Brigade, FBGA
2002-2004- Operations Sergeant Major-3BDE-3ID, FBGA
2000-2002-First Sergeant/Operations-1-36 Armor Galstadt, Germany
1998-2000- First Sergeant-B 3-13 Basic Training Unit, Fort Jackson, SC 
1995-1998- Bradley Instructional Company-29th Infantry, FBGA
1992-1995- Master Gunner- 1-155 Infantry Resident Training Detachment. MS.
1989-1992- Platoon Sergeant-TF 1-32 Armored, 1CAV, DIV, Fort Hood, TX
1981-1989-Team Leader/Squad Leader-1-41 Infantry 2 Armored DIV, Fort Hood, TX. 

Awards and Decorations:
Columbus High Page One Teacher of the Year (2018)
Coach of the Year Rifle Team (2014)
Atlanta Public School Instructor of the Year (2007)
Bronze Star Medal (2nd Award)  Meritorious Service Medal (6th Award)
Army Commendation Medal (4th Award)
Presidential Unit Citation (Army-Airforce)
Joint Meritorious Unit Award/Valorous Unit Award
National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award)
Southwest Asia Service Medal (3 Bronze Service Stars)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal  Kuwait Liberation Medal
Combat Infantry Badge (2nd Award)/Expert Infantry Badge


  • Master of Science in Business Administration-University of Phoenix, Columbus, Ga-2012
  • Master of Science in Sport Fitness Management, Troy University, Columbus, Ga- 2011
  • Certified Microsoft Office Specialist -Columbus Technical College-2014


  • Leadership Education & Training (LET) 1
  • Leadership Education & Training (LET) 2
  • Leadership Education & Training (LET) 3
  • Leadership Education & Training (LET) 4


  • Rifle Team Coach