James R. Jordan Jr. (born 1957) last served as the Command Sergeant Major (CSM) of the 35th Signal Brigade (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was feared and respected by all men and women under his watchful eye and was never shy at telling anyone how he felt. CSM Jordan cared deeply for his soldiers which was evident when he would be seen around the various battalion areas and motor-pools. He made headlines on November 28, 2004, when he announced that he planned to stay in Iraq with his unit, despite the fact that he had passed his mandatory retirement date. He is also the brother of basketball great Michael Jordan. Named after his father, James grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina.