Jim Jewell served for twenty-two years in the Navy. In the Navy, he served on ten ships. In his two shore tours, he was a NROTC Instructor at Texas A&M and the Director of Leadership and Management Training for the West Coast and Pacific Rim, as well as lead facilitator for the Command Excellence Seminar for Senior Officers.
He also has been a sportswriter and editor, a news correspondent, a weekly newspaper columnist, a director of safety, business development manager, organizational development consultant, disk jockey, Mister Mom, and grave digger.
He currently writes posts on his own website, www.jimjewell.com. In addition to his book about being executive officer on one of the first Navy ships with women as part of the ship’s complement, Steel Decks and Glass Ceilings, he previously published a book of poetry, A Pocket of Resistance: Selected Poems.
He is married and lives in California. He has two daughters and a grandson.