James Edward 'Jim' Collins

Profile Updated: October 1, 2015
Class of 1955
Currently 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
Occupation Title Retired Engineer
Military Service Navy  
Current Paid Member of SPHSAA

Through 2024

Occupation(s), Career 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 are:

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.

Organizations, clubs, sports, other groups I've been in at school &/or since

Tiger Eyes Biology Club
B Track

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

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, Websites, YouTubes, etc,

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

[Date] What's happening in my life now

Retired, staying fit

One last comment...

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

James Edward 'Jim''s Latest Interactions

Oct 01, 2015 at 7:45 AM
Oct 01, 2015 at 7:39 AM
Mar 26, 2015 at 1:33 AM
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