Griffin Jax was a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force Reserve when he made his major league debut. To put it simply, he was the first Air Force Academy alumnus to make it to the big leagues.
After graduation, he was required to serve two years in the military due to the Trump Administration’s decision to revoke the rule that allowed exceptions for professional athletes, but he was qualified to participate in an Armed Forces program for World Class athletes hoping to compete in the Olympics (he was eligible because baseball was on the program of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo).
As a result, the Minnesota Twins drafted him third in the 2016 amateur draft, the highest-ever draftee from the Academy. He was able to make some minor league appearances in the Twins’ organization.
After completing the first two years, he was able to complete the next three years of his commitment by serving in the Reserves, which allowed him to take 24 days of active service every year during the off-season.
At Moody Air Force Base in Georgia near Valdosta, GA, where he and his wife Savannah live, Savannah serves in the intelligence department.
She has been in Afghanistan. Air Force cadets are required to do roughly 200 parachute jumps as part of their training, but Griffin didn’t have to fly a plane.
In an 8-4 defeat to the New York Yankees on June 8, 2021, he made his major league debut and gave up three runs on three hits in one inning of work, including two home runs to Gary Sanchez and Miguel Andujar.
As an offensive lineman, his father Garth Jax spent 11 seasons in the NFL.
How Old Is Griffin Jax?
Griffin Jax is 27 years old. He was born on November 22, 1994.