Company: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
Location: Rochester, New Hampshire, United States
James H. Jacobs, Laborer at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership.
Attributing his success to God, his friends, and his refusal to give up, Mr. Jacobs always aimed to perform at his job to the best of his ability, and he believes that God watches over him in his life. His career began in 1979, after his graduation from Spaulding High School in Rochester, New Hampshire, and the only job he could find was at a grocery store. His friend helped him get an interview at a machine shop where he worked as a custodian, and he is thankful to have had a long career for more than 30 years with this company, with good benefits and retirement security.
As a laborer with the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Mr. Jacobs participated in protests to save the shipyard when it was slated to be closed in 2005. The massive demonstration marched as far as Boston, Massachusetts, wearing shirts saying “Save the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard,” and through their actions, they were able to prevent the shuttering of the shipyard not once, but twice. Mr. Jacobs is proud of his role as one of the most prominent figures in these protests, and he regards these accomplishments as his most notable achievements.
A member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in Rochester, New Hampshire, among other organizations, Mr. Jacobs dedicates his time to run at the James W. Foley Freedom Run. Through his life, he has aimed to measure up to the legacy and accomplishments of his military family members. He held himself to a high standard of performance, success and integrity, and lived up to the responsibility of providing for those who were depending on him.
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