“You can soar with the eagles, but you must take off with hope and direction to maximize your abilities in life.” This is the personal motto of James Pasley, Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy. James Pasley says he barely graduated high school and was only a point away from not being accepted into the U.S. Navy. But, he was able to turn his life around. Preparation, opportunity and family transformed his career. He was
progressively promoted from a non rated (E-1) to a rated Chief Information System Technician (E-7) and is currently serving as an Information Professional Officer, Lieutenant Commander (04).