JAMES (JIM) WALLACE
Commander, Post 769
James, (Jim) Wallace enlisted in the United States Air Force on September 30, 1966. He graduated from Basic Training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas and attended Aircraft Loadmaster School at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.
Jim served a four year active duty tour, was stationed at Dover AFB, Del., Naha AB, Okinawa, Cam Rahn Bay AB, RVN, Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN, Ubon AB Thailand and Langley AFB Va.
Jim joined the Reserve, 913th Airlift wing on September 4, 1974 as an Aircraft Loadmaster in the 913th Aerial Port Flight, later designated the 31st Aerial Port Squadron. His career progression included: Air Cargo Loader, Aircraft Loadmaster, Instructor Aircraft Loadmaster, Tactics NCO, NCO in Charge Air Transportation Operations, Air Transportation Superintendent, and Command Chief of the 913th Airlift Wing.
He attended Montgomery County Community College and Penn State University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Design Engineering Technology and Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Villanova University. Jim also has an Associate’s Degree in Logistics Management from the Community College of the Air Force.
Jim has been a member of American Legion Post 769 for 43 years as of 2023, having served as Treasurer and Honor Guard member for Post769, and Treasurer for the Post 769 Home Association.