Jim served in the Marine Corps from 1969 to 1973. He served overseas with the 7th Communication Bn. and 3rd Marine Amphibious Force. After his military service, Jim worked in the automotive industry in finance and sales retiring after nearly 30 years. Rather than spend his days playing golf or fishing, Jim returned to work for Henry County as a school bus driver for 4 years.
Prior to joining the Veterans Support Group, Jim volunteered at the Stockbridge VA Outpatient Clinic assisting veterans at the check in desk. While providing assistance at the VA, Jim realized the many challenges Veterans face. His desire to do more led him to the Veterans Support Group where he continues to serve the Veterans in the state of Georgia.