James, from Charleston, SC, graduated from The Citadel as a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps, and served nine years of active duty. A skilled Night Systems Instructor pilot, James’ love of aviation was cemented when as a winged Naval Aviator, he flew the CH-53E Super Stallion, and was carried over with his marriage to Jill, a fellow pilot. James & Jill have a daughter and soon to arrive, son. James covers the Eastern US for NUVITE. A little known, but seemingly obvious fact (his call sign is “Red”), James’ cousin is one of America’s best loved comedians, the late, great Red Skelton.