Jim Little Area IX VP

After graduating from Virginia Tech in 1971, Jim began his federal career with the United States Department of Agriculture as a GS-5 staff accountant with the Rural Electrification Administration. Thirty-five years later he retired as the Administrator of the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Executive Vice President of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). As a member of the Senior Executive Service, he presided over the agricultural programs that ensure the production of an adequate and stable supply of safe and affordable food supplies in our country’s grocery stores, as well as conservation programs that protect and preserve our nation’s natural resources. During his tenure at USDA, Jim also held the position of FSA’s Chief Financial Officer; CCC’s Controller; USDA’s Associate Chief Financial Officer; and several other staff and leadership positions.

Jim has been a NARFE member since his retirement in 2006 and was its first and only (so far) webmaster; he also coordinated the chapter’s Annual Dale City 4th of July Parade float for several years and held the position of Vice President and President for two year terms in each position.

Since his retirement from USDA in 2006, Jim has provided professional advisory services to several large information technology consulting firms. He has also served as Treasurer and Webmaster for the Prince William Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association He also donates his time to the Prince William Area Habitat for Humanity; the September 11 Memorial Trail; and is a member of the First Baptist Church of Woodbridge and was a member of the Mission Team’s first mission trip to Zambia in 2006.

Area IX is the home of nearly 4,000 members from a large segment of Northern Virginia, including portions of Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Stafford, and Prince William Counties. The chapters in Area IX are 232, Alexandria; 356, Manassas; 401, Falls Church; 893, Springfield; 1159, Annandale; and 1270, Woodbridge. While the Falls Church Chapter is in the process of being closed, Falls Church’s members will be transferred to chapters of their choice, including the E-Chapter, or reassigned to a chapter designated by their Zip Code. All Area IX Chapters look forward to welcoming Falls Church members into their community.

Virginia Area IX Chapters

Part of the Northern Virginia Caucus

The chapters of Northern Virginia have set up a "NARFE Blood Pool" with INOVA hospital system. If enough Northern Virginia members donated blood to it, our members would have access to FREE blood for such needs as surgery. When you give blood, you can have it credit to the NARFE pool by telling them you are with "Pool Number 7016 - NARFE".

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