Jimmie Silver joined the United States Army in 1988. He was assigned to the 28th Combat Support Hospital (28th CSH) at Fort Bragg, NC. In 1990 he was called to a tour of duty in the Middle East serving in Desert Storm. In 1992 Jimmie was honorably discharged from the military after serving 4 years. He continued to serve for another six years in the Army Reserves and North Carolina National Guard.
Jimmie worked as a Correctional Officer at Caledonia Correctional Institution followed by Rocky Mount Department, NC Division of Motor Vehicle and retired from the North Highway Patrol as 1st Sgt. after 30 years of service.
Jimmie attended Nash Community College and earned an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. He also is a graduate of North Carolina State University, Administrative Officer Program. The Administrative Officer Program is a unique and prestigious program for law enforcement managers. This program only accepts 30 participants from across the U.S and International Departments.
Jimmie hold certifications as a North Carolina Training and Standards Instructor and Specialize Instructor. Jimmie is also a Federal Instructor in the areas of Incident Management. Jimmie was promoted to supervisor and served in several areas in the highway patrol to include Headquarters, Special Operations and Field Supervisor. Jimmie was the first Native America to serve as a supervisor in the Hazardous Material Unit and at Headquarters in the Motor Carrier Unit with the Highway Patrol.
Jimmie was the recipient of The Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award. This award honors persons who have a proven record of exemplary service to the state of North Carolina and their communities that is above and beyond the call of duty and which has made a significant impact and strengthened North Carolina. It is awarded by Governor Roy Cooper.
Jimmie volunteers in the in the community, church and charity organizations such as Chairperson of the State Employee ‘s Credit Union Advisory Board. He is an active member of the American Legion, Veteran of Foreign Wars and Troopers Associations. He is married to Terri Silver and they have two daughters India and Elizabeth and a grandson Emory.