Like many Arkeyan artifacts, Drill Sergeant was buried for centuries – a long forgotten remnant of an ancient powerful civilization. It was only a chance collision with a burrowing Terrafin that led to his systems firing up again. By Arkeyan custom, Drill Sergeant was then obligated to become Terrafin’s servant. This didn’t sit well with the dirt shark, so his first order as master was for Drill Sergeant to not serve him at all… a command he continues to follow zealously to this day.
Drill Sergeant - Gold was one of three gold painted Skylanders to be released for Spyro's Adventure. Much like the silver figures the gold figures were randomly found on store shelves along side the regular figures. The gold figures are supposedly even more rare than the silver figures that were released. As with all colored variant special characters he will not appear as a gold Drill Sergeant in the game. He is just a gold painted Drill Sergeant.
The other two gold figures available for Spyro's Adventure are Flameslinger - Gold and Chop Chop - Gold.