Jim was a sergeant in the US Army for nearly 10 years. He was an Airborne Ranger assigned to the 1st Ranger Battalion which is part of the US Army Special Operation Command. He graduated from some of the military's most challenging schools including the Ranger Indoctrination Program (RIP), Airborne School, Air Assault School, S.E.R.E. (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape), Air Force Close Air Support School, Naval Gunfire School, Combat Lifesaver School and more. Jim’s primary job was as a Forward Observer with a Military Occupational Specialty code of 13F (Foxtrot).