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COL (Ret.) John James


Adam Chair in Information Technology
US Army

Contact Information:
Office Location: Thayer Hall, Room 1107
Phone: 845.938.5563
Email: John.James@usma.edu

Dr. James’ previous military assignments include Platoon Leader/Battery Commander, 5th Bn, 6th Arty, 32nd AADCOM in Germany, District Senior Advisor, Republic of Vietnam, Battery Commander / Chief Division Airspace Management Element, 2/59 ADA, 1st Armored Division, Inst. / Asst. Prof / Assoc. Prof, Dept of EE, USMA, and Director Artificial Intelligence Center, TRADOC. Dr. James’ technical interests are in network science, artificial intelligence, software tools for real-time control, and information assurance. He is a former Associate Editor for the IEEE Control Systems Magazine, former member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Control System Society (CSS), and former Chairman of the CSS Technical Committee for Computer-Aided Control System Design (CACSD). Dr. James has held the Adam Chair in Information Technology since 2000 and was the first Director of the USMA Network Science Center, serving in that capacity from April of 2007 until February of 2009. He served as the Computer Science mentor at the National Military Academy of Afghanistan (NMAA) from February to July of 2009.

Some Army Assignments:
           Plt Ldr / Btry Cdr, 5th Bn, 6th Arty, 32nd AADCOM
           District Senior Advisor, Republic of Vietnam
           Btry Cdr/DAME, 2/59 ADA, 1st Armored Division
           Inst/Asst Prof/Associate Prof Dept of EE, USMA
           Director Artificial Intelligence Center, TRADOC, 1988-1992
           Director Network Science Center, USMA, 2007-2009
           Mentor, Computer Science Department, National Military Academy of Afghanistan (NMAA), 2009 and 2010