The career of Jim Bathurst, from Private to Colonel USMC (Part 3)

Col Jim Bathurst, USMC

Col Jim “Sgt B” Bathurst, USMC (ret) has one of the most unique Marine Corps careers I have ever heard of, rising from Private to GySgt and then 2ndLt to Colonel after he received as commission during the Vietnam War.

Our interview was supposed to last an hour and it stretch into three hours and twenty minutes because of the unique career of this leader of Marines turned author and mentor (The Young Marine Program).


In Part 3 you’ll hear about how other leaders opened doors for Jim to get his college degree which allowed him to be retained as a Commissioned Officer, his thoughts on the recently aired Burns/Novick documentary “The Vietnam War,” why and how he retired and how he came be be an author.

You can buy the book “We’ll All Die as Marines” here and you can check out Jim’s blog — here.