Jim Sullivan

I proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 1956 - 1963 which included both active duty and reserve service. I was a rifle instructor and served with a communications company during my service.

After the Marines I went to California State University, Long Beach and had plans to return to the Marine Corps and get a commission. Unfortunately, a football injury kept me from passing the physical for officer candidate school.

My business background included being Vice President of the Midland Companies, President of Gail International Corp and owner of J.E.S. Sales Consultants.  I am married to Karen and have one son, daughter in law and two grand daughters.

"Once a Marine, Always a Marine" has been my motto over the years. I learned of the 1st Marine Division Association in the Coachella Valley and joined the chapter in 2004. I became the chapter secretary / treasurer in 2005 and the chapter president in 2006. Now, as past president I head the fund raising efforts for the 7th Marines Regiment at 29 Palms and for the Marine Jr. ROTC Cadets at Desert Hot Springs High School.