CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SELECTED HONOREE!
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Steve Gerber
Steve Gerber Captain Steve Gerber served 27 years in the Army with deployments to Panama, Kosovo, Kuwait, Afghanistan and two deployments in Iraq. After retiring four years ago, Steve accepted a position as a JROTC instructor at Dickson County High School. In his role as an educator, he is motivating local students to become better citizens through character development and citizenship programs through leading by example, sharing real-life stories and teaching life skills. Since Steve became an instructor, students have become even more excited about the JROTC program. Outside of his role, he also acts as a mentor for the students and sometimes a second parent to offer advice or just listen. Steve helps out in other areas around the school when they are needed, whether it be guard shack relief, cafeteria or parking lot duty. He looks out for each student’s best interest, encouraging and pushing them to achieve higher standards for themselves and pursue higher learning opportunities. He will do what it takes to ensure that each student is safe, healthy, clothed and fed. Captain Gerber isn’t just an instructor to the students but participates with them. When it’s time for PT, he’s running with the student. From color guard to Predators games, you will also see his smiling face at most events. Outside of the high school, Steve is also a member of the local American Legion that supports local fundraising and community service activities. JROTC is one of the most successful and significantly impactful youth-oriented programs, and Steve is the hero in charge!
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