Jim is a 24-year veteran U.S. Air Force and U.S. Intelligence Community leader. He holds an MS in Strategic Intelligence from National Intelligence University and a PhD in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Georgia. He is the former Chief of the International Affairs and Defense Policy Division at the Air Force Academy. A skilled educator, he has mentored foreign leaders and represented the Air Force at strategic-level conferences. As Lead Instructor at the Colorado Springs campus he teaches in the areas of strategy, threat intelligence, and security culture.