James Edward 'Jim' Collins

Profile Updated: October 1, 2015
Class of 1955
Residing In: Mystic, CT USA
Spouse/Partner: Bette MacGregor Collins
Children, Grandchildren: Lisa Collins Peterson - born 1959
James MacGregor Collins - born 1963, died Oct. 2014
GC - Claire More…Peterson - born 1988, active duty Navy
GC - Joshua Peterson - born 1988, active duty Army
GC - Elizabeth Peterson - born 1989, daughter born Oct 2014
Military Service: Navy  
Occupation: Retired Engineer
Occupation/Career(s) Details:

31 Years in Navy
Senior Engineer, L-3 Communications Corp in support of the Navy, retired Nov 2012, having served in or supported the Navy for 57 years.
Adjunct Prof, George Washington University, 1996-2012
Volunteer at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT

Different places I have lived:

California, Maryland, Connecticut, South Carolina, New York, Virginia.
Current address: 2 Scott Lane, Mystic, CT 06355

Family history living in South Pasadena:

Born in Pasadena, California.
Graduated SPHS 1955

Other SPHS graduates I keep in touch with:

Bob Cropp, George Schiller, Mike Smith, Bob and Mary Jane (Burkman) Kirtland, Carol (Breik . . .) Pangburn, Laura Williams, Late John Cornell, Bev Willey, Nancy Hampton Aster, D'Arcy Skinner, Jim and JoAn Ukropina

School Memories:

Wonderful education, great commaraderie, just a good and rewarding time.

Milestones & Epiphanies:

Married Bette MacGregor Collins Valentines Day 1963
Graduated SPHS 1955
Graduated US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD 1959
Graduated USN PostGraduate School, Monterey, CA, MS CompSci
MBA 1989
Captain nuclear submarine 1973-1977
Commodore Attack Submarine Squadron 1982-1984
Retired from Navy 1986, contractor for Navy 1986-2012
Finally retired and moved to Mystic CT Nov 2012

What's happening in my life now:

Retired, staying fit

Organizations and groups I (did or do) participate in (in high school and/or now):

Tiger Eyes Biology Club
B Track

Pastimes & Hobbies:

Working out at Y
Adopting and caring for rescued dogs
Looking for teaching position in CT having taught for GWU 1996-2012
Volunteering at the Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT

Favorite Music, Songs, Bands

Classical Music, Jazz, Cajun music

Favorite Books, Magazines, Movies, TV etc:

History Books, Non-fiction, Agathe Cristie, some fiction, science books (space/time), Mark Twain

Additional Comments:

Phone (cell) 703-307-9449
Retired to Mystic, CT (Come visit this beautiful area)

Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 9:30 PM
Jim (on left) at swearing in of granddaughter Claire at US Naval Acedemy, with her father on the right, July 2005