Jim Rivera – Sales Agent
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Jim Rivera getting ready to ship out.

Name: Jim Rivera

Position At Famous: Sales Agent

Service Branch: U.S. Navy

Rank attained: HM3

Location(s) where stationed: Great Lakes IL , Norfolk VA, Phila. PA, Charelston SC

Name of unit: Philadelphia Naval Hospital

Name of ship and mission/area of operations: USS Detroit AOE4, USS Frank Cable AS-40 > Medical

About Jim’s military experience: 

During my teen years I was a major beach bum and have always been fascinated with the sea, so I joined the U.S. Navy, where I served for 4 years as a hospital corpsman. It allowed me to meet people from all walks of life and was perhaps the greatest social education I’ve ever received. At the time I did not smoke cigars; that came later.

About Jim’s cigar smoking habits:

Like many cigar smokers, I started out with mild cigars and eventually developed a palate for medium to full strength through the years depending on the cigar and  time of day. My everyday smoke is a Rocky Patel Rosado or Fonseca Series F; during the weekend it’s a Hemingway Best Seller or Ashton Virgin Sun Grown.

Why Jim loves his job:

As a Sales Agent at Famous Smoke Shop I get to speak with customers from all over the country, and enjoy assisting them while I take their orders. I also like offering them suggestions on cigars I believe they would enjoy, it gives me a lot of satisfaction to help a cigar lover find a new favorite smoke.