Senator James “Jim” Webb is an Air Force and Overseas Brat.
Webb’s father was a career Air Force officer who flew B-17s and B-29s during World War II and was later involved in the USAF missile program. His father is buried at Arlington National Cemetery .
While growing up Senator Webb attended more than a dozen schools across the United States and in England .
Webb graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1968 and served in Vietnam as a 1st lieutenant commanding an infantry platoon. While in Vietnam he was awarded the Navy Cross, Silver Star, two Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts.
He left the Marine Corps in 1972. Graduated from Georgetown Law School in 1975. He was the Secretary of the Navy under Ronald Regan from 1987-88.
Senator Webb was elected to his first term in the US Senate in 2006.