Class of 1992; Elected 2012
Jim graduated from Norwich University in 1997 with a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Communications. He received an M.S. in Strategic Intelligence from National Intelligence University in 2005 and an M.A. in National Security & Strategic Studies from U.S. Naval War College in 2009. Jim began his career as a desk officer at the Rendon Group in D.C. where he managed a media team deployed to Kosovo in support of a US Government strategic information campaign supporting the Joint Staff and US/European Command. Since then he has served in a variety of intelligence and security positions from the strategic to tactical levels of military and government. At the strategic level he has served at the Joint Staff and National Security Agency, and tactically with a Joint Special Operations Command Task Force in Bosnia, Destroyer Squadron FIFTY in the Mid-East, and RONALD REAGAN Carrier Strike Group in the Pacific and Middle East. Over his career he has supported U.S. missions in Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Afghanistan, Iraq, Korea, and worldwide in the Global War on Terror. Recently during the Arab Spring and Japan’s nuclear crisis, Jim served as Assistant Deputy Director for Intelligence for the Joint Staff, supervising a team which provided round-the-clock intelligence support to Pentagon leaders. Presently, as Sr. Editor for the Joint Staff Intelligence Directorate’s Presentations Division, Jim is responsible for providing daily briefings and critical analysis of daily events to the Secretary of Defense and Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as well as senior policy makers throughout the federal government worldwide including the White House, National Security Council, and the U.S. Intelligence community.
Jim lives with his wife, Jennifer, in McLean, VA.