During his eight-year US Army career, James served in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Suwon, Korea; Ft. Stewart, Ga.; and Ft. Bliss, Tx. James went from leading soldiers as a non-commissioned officer, to earn a B.A. in Psychology, a M.A. in Education and supporting military-affiliated students in community college, non-profit, for-profit, and Research 1 institutions. Currently James serves as the Associate Director of Student Engagement with National University and a board member of the VetCtap non-profit organization.
Relationships, team-building and core skills are James' areas of interest. He has spent the last 15 years in higher education supporting student leaders and non-traditional students. In his personal life, James has championed veteran causes, individuals re-entering the dating scene, and the creation of support programs and training for transplants (individuals living away from family and community).