James is a U.S. Navy veteran having served for over twenty years as a Sonar Technician (Surface) Chief Petty Officer. Working in Mayport, he is a Trainer/Evaluator supporting Afloat Training Group Atlantic by conducting classroom and over-the-shoulder training for technicians and tacticians from surface combatants in the operation and maintenance of the AN/SQQ-89(V) 15 and AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 sonar systems. He has extensive technical and training experience, having served at Fleet ASW Training Center and several afloat commands. Having completed numerous technical courses and Navy Instructor Training, he has both he technical and teaching skills to help develop Fleet readiness.
He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Intelligence and Security studies.