Next Generation National Security Fellow, 2009-2010
Foreign Affairs Specialist, OSD Policy
Jim serves as a Foreign Affairs Specialist in the Office of the Secretary of
Defense (Policy) where he has responsibility for global defense posture and
is currently working on the Quadrennial Defense Review.
As an OSD Presidential Management Fellow, he completed rotations with
OSD (Policy) Afghanistan and African Affairs; the Department of State's
Political-Military Affairs section in Embassy Kabul; the Office of the
Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance; the Kenya-U.S. Liaison Office in
Nairobi, Kenya; and, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for
Comptroller. Prior to joining OSD, Jim co-founded a counterterrorism
research organization, the SITE Institute.
Jim holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law (2006) and a
B.B.A. from the University of Michigan Business School (2000).