During his 25 years in the Marine Corps, James Dever pursued some of the most physically and mentally demanding challenges the Marine Corps had to offer. Now retired, his experience is sought by Hollywood as a Military Technical Advisor.
Your Marines having been under my command for nearly six months, I feel that I can give you a discriminating report as to their excellent standing with their brothers of the army and their general good conduct.
Gen John J. "Black Jack" Pershing in a letter to MajGen Commandant George Barnett, 10 Nov. 1917