James is an active-duty Navy Captain in the Cyber Warfare Engineer community. His 28-year career in the Navy has included various cyber leadership and technical roles at all levels in areas such as offensive and defensive cyber operations, cyber policy and strategy, capability development, and training and education. He is currently the Chair of the Cyber Science Department at the U.S. Naval Academy.
James has continuously taught as an adjunct Associate Professor in Cybersecurity for University of Maryland Global Campus since 2005. He co-developed and taught U.S. Cyber Command’s Joint Advanced Cyber Warfare Course and currently oversees the curriculum for the Cyber Operations major at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he also teaches. He holds two master’s degrees in Information Technology Management and National Security Strategy with Cyber Concentration.