Jim Rish
Judge Advocate - Air Force

After graduating from Butte High School in May of 1962, Jim enlisted in the USAF in September 1962.  Jim served in Vietnam in 67-68 stationed at Phu Cat AB.  Jim completed his B.S, degree in Civil Engineering under the Airman’s Education and Commission Program (AECP), graduating in May of 1975.  After completing OTS, Jim was commissioned a 2Lt. in September 1975.  Jim completed his Master’s Degree in Engineering Management in 1982 and retired from active duty in September, 1986.  Jim found his second family with the VFW and has served as Post Chaplain (5yrs). Post Commander (3yrs), Department Chaplain, Department Jr Vice Commander and currently Sr. Vice Commander.  Jim and his wife Jennie have been married 55+ years, have 5 children, 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.   Jim enjoys time with his family and on the golf course.
Jim was also our Post Commander from 2017-2020.
Duty of Judge Advocate. The Post Judge Advocate shall give the Post Commander such legal assistance, incident to his office, as he may request, and perform such other duties as may be usually incident to the office or as may from time to time be required of him by the laws and usages of this organization or lawful orders from proper authority. 

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