James Baldwin Collins  

James Baldwin Collins was born in Memphis, Tennessee. He graduated from Father Bertrand
High School in 1967 and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration
Marketing and Management from Christian Brothers University in 1984.

James' military and civilian career with the Department of the Navy (DON) spanned 30 years. In
1998, James became the Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS) Comptroller / Resources
Management Office Head of the Programming and Budget Formulation Branch. He was promoted
to Budget Director (GS-14) and served in this position from February 2002 to the end of 2004. He
officially retired April 2005.

James was a member of the American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC)  Tri-State Chapter.
He was very engaged in both National ASMC and local chapter activities. He received numerous
awards during his federal service including a Meritorious Civilian Service Award, and coveted ASMC
Tri-State Chapter Financial Management Leadership Award. James was a true supporter  of
ASMC's goals t o promote higher education and career development.

James was very committed to his family, friends and co-workers. He is survived by wife, Gwen
Collins, an honoray member of the ASMC Tri-State Chapter, his daughter Monica Collins Barrett
and his son Corey Collins. He always shared his vast knowledge in financial management.
Through the
James Baldwin Collins Memorial Scholarship, started in April 2006 his legacy lives
The Mission for the James B. Collins Memorial Fund is to promote
continuing education for the students in Tennessee, Mississippi and
Arkansas by making financial contributions to them in the form of
scholarships on an annual basis and to assist in finding a cure for
cancer by making monetary contributions to the American Cancer