Ret. Capt. James R. Sills, SC, USN

60, passed away on July 8, 2017. Capt. Sills enlisted in the U.S. Navy on November 1, 1977, departed active duty in November 1985, and was commissioned in the Navy Reserve in May 1988. He received his bachelor’s degree from National University in San Diego, California, and his master’s degree from Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Active duty assignments included: Avionics Technician and Air Crewman on H3 helicopters for three Western Pacific cruises aboard the USS Constellation (CV 64) and the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70); and Naval Air Maintenance Training Group at Naval Air Station, North Island, California. Reserve assignments included: Avionics Division Officer, Naval Station Rota, Spain; Assistant Operations Officer, Naval Supply Center, Norfolk, Virginia; Supply Officer, Naval Submarine Support Force; Operations Officer, Supply Support Battalion TWO; active duty recall as Action Officer to J4 at USACOM for Haiti, Iceland and the Azores; Executive Officer, Tank Farm (Fuels Operating Unit); Officer in Charge, Supply Support Battalion TWO, Detachment Providence; Executive Officer, Supply Support Battalion TWO; Supply Department Head, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion TWO SEVEN; and Chief Staff Officer, Navy Supply Support Battalion TWO. Active duty recalls also included: Chief Staff Officer, (Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004 and 2005), Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Forward BRAVO; Commanding Officer, Navy Air Cargo Handling Battalion ONE; Senior Battalion Assessment Officer, Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group; Group Commander, (Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in 2009 and 2010), Navy Expeditionary Logistics Group Forward JULIET; Commodore, SECOND Navy Expeditionary Logistics Regiment; and Joint Team Leader for Disposition Services Reserve Forces, Defense Logistics Agency, Battle Creek, Michigan.

September/October 2017