Follow your dream to compete at the highest level! Air Force Capt. James (Griffin) Jax did just that. He received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2017. While there he played baseball from 2013-2017 where he excelled at sports and decided to focus on becoming a pro baseball player after graduation.

Jax was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the third round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft. In April 2018, he became a member of the of the Air Force World Class Athlete Program (WCAP), which gave him the opportunity to train for the Olympics on a full-time basis and allowed him to play in the minor leagues full-time.

 Jax was promoted to the major league for the first time on June 5, 2021 and made his MLB debut three days later on June 8 while playing against the New York Yankees. He is the first U.S. Air Force Academy graduate to play in the Major League Baseball. Jax, is still serving in the U.S. Air Force Reserve as an acquisition officer.