Sgt. 1st Class James A. Travillian was born in Lafayette, Georgia and graduated from Trion High School of Trion, Georgia in 2004. He received an Associate’s Degree in gunsmithing from Murray State Junior College in Tishomingo, Oklahoma in 2006 and joined the Army in August 2006. He was assigned to the USAMU in 2007 as a pistol smith and is currently working as a machinist.
SCHOOLS – Basic Training, Fort Knox, Kentucky (2006); Machinist School, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland (2007); Warrior Leader Course, Fort Benning, Georgia (2009); Advanced Leader Course, Fort Benning, Georgia (2014); Bus Driver Course, Fort Benning, Georgia (2014).
AWARDS/DECORATIONS – Joint Service Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal (2), Army Superior Unit Award; Army Good Conduct Medal (3); National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; Excellence in Compaction Rifleman Badge; Gold Schutzenschnur Marksmanship Badge