James Philip LaBounty, Jr.


U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado; B.S. (Engineering Management/Economics), 1965.

George Washington University, Washington, D.C., M.B.A., 1972.

Married: Katherine Anne Bartlett (Colorado Womens College) of St. Louis, MO in 1965.

Children: (4)

Terri, born 1966, Denver, CO; graduated Tufts University; works for Gibson, Dunn, Crutcher, a law firm in Washington, D.C.

John, born 1968, Monterey, CA; graduated York College; works for Wells Fargo Bank, in Reisterstown, MD.

Becky, born 1973, Boston, MA; attended Mt. Holyoke College 2 years, graduated Emerson College; works for Co-Op America, an environmental organization, in Washington, D.C.

Christine, born 1974, Atlanta, GA; graduated Mt. Holyoke College; works for a medical insurance claims processing firm in Harrisburg, PA.

After graduation from USAFA, attended Office of Special Investigations School, Washington, D.C., and assigned as Special Agent at Lowry Air Force Base, Denver, CO. Served as fraud investigator and case supervisor, with brief period as OSI Detachment Commander at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

In 1967 was assigned to the Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA, to study the Vietnamese language. Subsequently served in Vietnam as criminal investigator and counter-intelligence agent, with assignments throughout Vietnam and Thailand. Returned to Headquarters OSI in Washington, D.C. where I served as a case supervisor and instructor in OSI school. Also, became  the liaison investigator for Senator Ribicoff and his Committee on Government Operations.

Upon completing my MBA at George Washington, I went to Hanscom Air Force Base, MA, where I became a Special Projects Officer for the Electronic Systems Division/ MITRE Corporation.

In 1973, I resigned my commission and moved to Atlanta, GA, where I became Vice-president, later President, of Southeastern Cutting Die, a division of Independent Industries, Inc. In 1975,    four managers and I bought Independent and began to expand and consolidate operations. This led to my moving to York, PA in 1978 where we continue to live. After starting and selling various divisions over the years, we closed down our final operation in 2004. Instead of retiring, which I doubt I could do, I  agreed  to serve as CFO for a friend/ former competitor, who is attempting to expand his operation. We're coming along quite nicely, and in a couple of years, I may have to find another challenge.