COL Jim Raftery is a Signal Corps officer and member of the Army Acquisition Corps. He is an Associate Professor within the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is the EECS Academy Professor assigned to the Photonics Research Center. His military assignments include Product Manager Information Warfare at Ft. Meade, MD; Assistant Product Manager Soldier Power at Ft. Belvoir, VA; and Power and Energy Research Manager for the Army Research Laboratory at Adelphi, MD. His research interests include semiconductor lasers, optoelectronics, and power and energy.