AO Artist James Melton
James Melton is a retired Naval Petty Officer, AO1 (AW). Petty Officer Melton joined the United States Navy in 1970 and served in many different aviation communities: A-3 skywarrior, A-4 Skyhawk, A-5 Vigilante, A-6 Intruder, and F-14 Tomcat. James has illustrated numerous Ordnance Safety posters, both at the squadron level and Navy wide, through the Naval Safety Center. He uses his particular sense of humor to get across serious safety messages to his fellow ordies in the fleet. His varied back ground in the naval aviation community has allowed him a unique insight into the safety needs of ordnance handling and loading. James retired from active duty in 1991 and now lives in Tennessee with his wife, Martha.
These Mech covers are only two of the many published drawings from our chief illustrator, James Melton. James' creative artwork can be seen in many of our products.
Editor's note: James is better known as Chuck or Maddog.