2015 Commissioner's Challenge: special operations field competition

On March 20th, the Special Operations Unit of the Division of Operations & Compliance hosted to the Second Annual Special Operations Commissioner's Challenge at the Georgia Diagnostic & Classification State Prison in Jackson, Georgia. Held as a competition among the Department of Juvenile Justice SERT, SMRT, and HITS Teams, the training was a combination of leadership skills and physical challenges in the obstacle course and competitive Tug-Of-War.


The SERT, SMRT, and HITS Teams competed for the Commissioner's Trophy, a silver engraved platter, which is showcased in the Commissioner's Suite at the Department of Juvenile Justice's Central Office. The trophy is a symbol of the excellence in our elite Special Operations teams statewide.

Among the winners for this year's Challenge included:

2nd Place: SMRT Two
3rd Place: SMRT One

Leadership Winner: SMRT One

Obstacle Course Winner: SMRT Two

Tug of War Winner: Milan

Special Thanks

Amy Fortner, Special Operations staff, and Deadra Roberts for planning, preparing, and hosting a great annual event.

To All Volunteers

DC McNeely, Chris Thomas, and Training Staff for their expertise and hours needed to coach and referee the event.

Arkeysha McCullough for score keeping.

2015 Commissioner's Challenge

DC Carl Brown and his staff for joining the event. What heart and motivation his HITS teams showed!

Matthew Montgomery and Janssen Robinson for documenting the event on film.

2015 Photos

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