Rotary honors Geslak

Published 4:30 pm Thursday, January 8, 2009

Senior Master Sgt. Frank Geslak, retired from the U.S. Air Force, served in a variety of roles all over the world during his 24-year active duty career, but for the last 12 years, he has served as an aerospace science instructor at Bainbridge High School.

In recognition of his service to our country and his service to the youth of Decatur County, the Bainbridge Rotary Club honored Geslak during Tuesday’s meeting with a certificate and a monetary gift to the BHS Air Force Junior ROTC program.

The monetary gift to the program totaled $1,000.

Col. Gary Breedlove of the JROTC said the gift would be used to offset expenses associated with the group’s annual trip to the National Drill Championship in Daytona Beach, Fla., in May, expenses associated with various other competitions, and expenses associated with arranged orientation flights for the cadets.

During Geslak’s active duty career, he served with a unit that received the Presidential Unit Citation during a five-year tour in Germany, was awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal twice, the Air Force Commendation Medal twice and the Air Force Meritorious Medal.

In recognition of his work at Bainbridge High School, Geslak has been recognized as an outstanding instructor by the Air Force and won the Citizenship Education Teacher’s Award for the state of Georgia from the Veterans of Foreign Wars.