Seale, AL (WRBL) – Retired Command Sergeant Major, Derrin Jones, a JROTC and leadership education training instructor at Russell County High School, has been honored as our latest recipient of the Kinetic Credit Union Golden Apple Award by Carlos Williams.

Jones was nominated by Alicia Sommers.  Sommers stated that Jones always goes above and beyond, and seems to take a personal interest in his students.  

Jones served active duty in the U.S. Army for 32 years.  He was humbled, excited, and honored to receive the award.  He feels honored and privileged to be preparing his students for their future.

Check out our digital exclusive interview of Jones below.

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