Sgt. 1st Class James Travillian was born in Lafayette, GA and graduated from Trion High School of Trion, GA in 2004. He received an Associate Degree in gunsmithing from Murray State Junior College in Tishomingo, OK in 2006 and joined the Army in August 2006. He was assigned to the USAMU in 2007 as a gunsmith in the Custom Firearms Shop. He serves as a pistol smith and in the machine shop section.
SCHOOLS – Basic Training, Fort Knox, KY (2006); Machinist School, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD (2007); WLC, Fort Benning, GA (2009); ALC, Fort Lee, VA (2014); Bus Driver Course, Fort Benning, GA (2014) SLC, Fort Lee, VA (2017).
AWARDS/DECORATIONS – Joint Service Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal (2); Army Achievement Medal (2), Army Superior Unit Award; Army Good Conduct Medal (5); National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon(3); Army Service Ribbon; Excellence in Compaction Rifleman Badge; Gold Schutzenschnur Marksmanship Badge.