Jim Paddock Speech on Veterans Day 2021

James (Jim) Paddock, Fisher House So Cal Director and retired Navy officer, gives the keynote address at The Placentia Civic Center on Veterans Day 2021 (November 11, 2021). In his address, Jim recounts what it was like to be deployed on a U.S. submarine, and the technological advancements made in the decades since his service. Jim is a 1969 graduate of the US Naval Academy and served in the Navy’s Submarine Service until 1980, when he joined Boeing. Jim retired from Boeing after a 30 year career working in management and leadership positions on several military and government programs. Many of these programs utilized his prior Naval Academy and submarine expertise and leadership skills. Jim was able to stay current on these skills as a Captain in the Navy Reserves until he retired from the Reserves in 1996.