James Richardson (Jim) joined the NDVS team in November 2022 after serving the previous 4 ½ years as the Military Funeral Honors Coordinator for the Nevada Military Department. Jim’s previous assignments prior to his military retirement include, Command Sergeant Major 17th Sustainment Brigade, Command Sergeant Major 421st Regional Training Institute, and the Command Sergeant Major 1-221 Armored Reconnaissance Squadron. He received an honorable discharge from active duty in January 1985 and joined the Nevada Army National Guard in 1987, retiring in December 2017 with 31 years active federal service. Jim was born in Provo, Utah, is married to his amazing wife Tammy for 39 years, and they have 7 children. Jim enjoys riding motorcycles, flying remote controlled airplanes, hunting and the shooting sports. He has lived in Nevada since 1964.
As a Senior Leader in the Nevada Army National Guard, Jim deployed twice, in 2009 with 1/221 Cavalry to Afghanistan, as the Squadron CSM to Lagham Province, FOB Mehtar Lam, where the Squadron conducted kinetic and non-kinetic operations, governance, and Provincial Reconstruction Team Security. In 2016 he deployed again as the CSM of the 17th Sustainment Brigade, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, and conducted Sustainment Operations in the middle east, including Iraq, Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Egypt.
Jim is a member of the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, American Motorcycle Association, and Academy of Model Aeronautics. He is also a Certified Motorcycle Safety Instructor with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.
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