Jim enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1971 and received technical training in computer operations. He would eventually become a programmer serving at Ramstein AB. After enlistment he continued to live in Germany and work for the Air Force as a civil servant for another 5 years until 1981.
Then came his greatest achievement- marrying an Okie from Muskogee and following her back to Oklahoma.
Once here he worked in information technology until the end of 2017. Now he and his wife ranch on 40+ acres and raise various cattle and livestock.