July 21, 2021
Sergeant James Hull is our “Veteran of the Week.”
Sgt. Hull went to Marine bootcamp in early 1998 and then stationed in Norfolk, VA as an Embark Specialist. Over the next five years, Hull would coordinate the movement of more than 3,000 Marines. This would include the movement of personnel and equipment from the United States to hostile environments to include Libya and Afghanistan.
Hull was selected as the subject matter expert for deployment of Marines being sent to Libya following the September 11th attacks. This would include deployment, as well as replacement of additional equipment needed in securing U.S. assets in Tripoli, Libya. Hull trained more than 75 Marines in the skills and techniques of embarkation for redeployment of personnel and equipment back to home base.
Hull’s awards are as follows: Joint Service Achievement Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal (2), Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (w/1star), Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (Navy Reserve) Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (3), Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon (2), Armed Forces Reserve Medal (w/”M” Device) (2), NATO Medal-ISAF Afghanistan, Expert Rifle Qualification Badge, Sharpshooter Pistol Qualification Badge.
James Hull now works for the University of South Carolina and is assisting other administrators in the production of a book with stories to honor student-Veterans from the University that have lost their lives in combat. Thank you for your service, Sergeant James Hull!