James D. Cossey CDR(SS) 1972 - 1976
Then On the golf course
October 1999
A family photo - December 1999: Back (L-R) Mark Cossey, Martha Cossey, 
Catherine Guiley, Doug Guiley; Front (L-R) Will Cossey, Beth Cossey, 
Jordan Cossey, Jim Cossey
Jim and Beth in Moscow during September 2011
tour
of the Baltics & Russia.

Jim and Beth on the butte named "Molly's Nipple" about 25 miles northeast of St. George, UT -- 12 mile off-road trip on primitive roads, then a climb to the top -- easy enough for us


Biography

 
CO, SNOOK 10/72 - 4/76
Attack Submarine Division (OP-223C/OP-224E)
Pentagon, Washington, DC
5/76 - 5/79
Selected for promotion to Captain (O-6) 3/79
Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff, SHAPE
SHAPE, Mons, Belgium
6/79 - 7/82
Chief, Middle East & Africa Division, 
Directorate of Politico-Military Affairs, J-5, OJCS, Pentagon
7/82 - 5/84
Selected for promotion to Commodore (O-7)
(Commodore was new, one-star rank)
2/84
Director, East Asia/Pacific Region, International Security Affairs, 
Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon
5/84 -  11/85
Rank of Commodore changed to Rear Admiral (Lower Half) 11/85
Commander Naval Forces Japan, Yokosuka, Japan 12/85 - 8/88
Selected for promotion to Rear Admiral (O-8) 2/87
Chief of Naval Technical Training, Memphis, TN 8/88 - 8/90
Deputy Assistant Chief of Naval Operations 
(Plans, Policy and Operations), OP-06B
9/90 - 11/92
 Retired after 33 1/2 years of active duty 1 January 1993

Major Awards:
Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal (3), Legion of Merit (2), Navy Commendation Medal and Government of Japan Order of the Rising Sun.