Longtime AFSA member and former Executive Director Chief Master Sgt. (Ret) James D. Staton passed away Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. Staton was the Executive Director for the Air Force Sergeants Association from 1983 to 2004.
Staton served 27 years in the Air Force before retiring in 1982 as Superintendent, Missile and Space Division, 8th Air Force Headquarters, Barksdale AFB, La. His military career included service in the fields of maintenance, electronics, operations and evaluation. He retired as a Chief Master Sergeant.
His AFSA life membership began in 1977, and he served the association as a chapter president, division president and international vice president before joining the AFSA Headquarters staff in 1982 as Director of Field Operations. He was named Executive Director in October 1983.
Funeral arrangements are still being made, but the family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the AFSA scholarship foundation in Mr. Staton’s name. Donations can be mailed to:
Air Force Sergeants Association
c/o James D. Staton Scholarship Fund
5211 Auth Road
Suitland MD 20746