CW5 (ret.) James E. Revels served 37 years in the regular Army. His specialty was in logistics and he was stationed with various units from field artillery to military intelligence. He attended the U.S. Army School, Europe's school of logistics, where he made such good grades that he was invited back to be an instructor. With every unit he served with subsequently, he was responsible for all the ordering of supplies, of great value in some cases. He became the director of the Unit Supply School at Fort Jackson and counseled young soldiers who were not sure what career they really wanted to pursue. Revels was selected for the Master Warrant Class at Fort Rucker, Ala., and became the first master warrant officer at Fort Jackson. When the Unit Supply School closed in 1993, Revels was assigned as director of the Warrant Officer School at Fort Lee, Va., which position he held until his retirement in 1995. During his career Revels was accorded many awards, culminating in the Legion of Merit. He wrote Army regulations and his advice was sought by several general officers.
Revels is married to Susan Mary (Bishop) Revels of Bristol, England. They reside in Columbia, S.C., and have four children who live in various states, including one son, James E. Revels Jr., who served 23 years in the Army.