Phone: (409) 766-5846
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. in Exercise Science from Arizona State University JROTC Instructor Certification from U.S. Army Cadet Command
Maj Mark Knight
Senior Army Instructor
Welcome to Ball High School on wonderful Galveston Island! I'm Major Knight the Senior Army Instructor here. I've been here since I retired from active duty in 2013. In the military I served as a Medic, Ranger, Infantryman, Paratrooper & finally as a Pilot & Aeromedical Evacuation Officer of both UH-1 (Huey's) to HH-60 (Blackhawk's). Now, I currently serve as the Senior Army Instructor here in the Tornado Battalion. Our mission is to "Motivate young people to be better citizens". Our corps values are Care, Professionalism & Respect. We also follow the Army Values of Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless-Service, Honor, Integrity & Personal Courage. We have been undergoing a transformation since I arrived. My initial intent when I arrived was to focus on multiple areas. Goal #1: Highly functional and safe facilities (Drill Pad, Classrooms, Uniform Warehouse, Rifle Range). To this day, we continue to work on those areas with measured success. Goal #2: Provide a challenging and community connected curriculum that inspires, motivates, certifies & promotes well led cadets to reach new academic & physical heights. Goal #3: Work towards self-sustainability as a program.