James A. Mariska

Montana Ambassador
May 4, 2015

Name:James A. Mariska
Hometown: Billings

E-mail Address: jamariska1@gmail.com 

Business Position: Retired

Civilian Education: BS, Finance, University of Montana, Missoula Civilian Honors:University of Montana Presidential Service Aware; University of Montana Alumni and Grizzly Scholarship Association Community Service Award; Billings PD Crime Prevention Center Volunteer of the Year; Big Brothers & Sisters Big Couple of the Year; OCS Hall of Fame, Fort Benning, Georgia 2000.

Organizations/Clubs/Philanthropies: Trustee, U of M Foundation; Yellowstone United Veterans Council; Yellowstone County Veterans Cemetery Board; MT ROA Chapter 2; American Legion Post 117; Montana Representative Vets4Energy; MT Congressman Steve Daines Academy Review Board; City of Billings Public Works Board; Billings Police Department Crime Prevention Center; Montana Crime Prevention Council/Association; Yellowstone United Way Pure Performance Committee Military Retirement Rank and Date, Service and Key Positions: Retired: Colonel, 1999; Commander 125th Ordnance Battalion; Commandant 6228th USARF School, 104th Div (IT); Chairman, Reserve Components Advisory Group, Ordnance Corps; Chief, Logistics Division (IMA), HQ FORSCOM; Commander, 159th Corps Support Group

Name of Spouse: Joy

Army Reserve Ambassador James Mariska retired as a financial advisor and banker in 2006 and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Finance from the University of Montana. Ambassador Markisa is a Trustee at the U of M Foundation, a member of theYellowstone United Veterans Council, treasurer of Yellowstone County Veterans Cemetery Board, treasurer of MT ROA Chapter 2, member of American Legion Post 117, Montana Representative Vets4Energy; MT Congressman Steve Daines Academy Review Board, City of Billings Public Works Board, Billings West Rotary, nad a volunteer for the Billings Police Department Crime Prevention Center and the Yellowstone United Way Pure Performance Committee.