Hi, I'm James.


Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Master of Public Administration (Public Management), May 2019

Roger Williams University
Bachelor of Science (Paralegal Studies), August 2014

University of South Florida
Certificate (Inclusive and Ethical Leadership), 2021

University of South Florida
Certificate (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace), 2021


United States Space Command (Colorado Springs, CO)
Senior Enlisted Leader 2023
Advised a 1-star commander and 0-6 deputy in all aspects of enlisted Sailor development and led a 13-strong Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Mess at a geographic combatant command. Direct leadership of 121 Sailors cultivated their self-awareness and diverse perspectives, resulting in 100% retention, six advancements, 80% CPO board eligibility, four CPO selects, 100% PFA pass rate, two CPO Leadership Development Course and three Senior Enlisted Academy graduates, 19 U.S. Navy Community College and Tuition Assistance course completions, and one bachelor's degree.

Law Office Superintendent 2022–2023
Designed and published the first Joint training plan for the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, resulting in greater synergy among 14 Army, Navy, and Air Force officers and civilians, which contributing to 100% qualifications, three command designations, and two Defense Meritorious Service Awards. Developed a $67,000 GPC program and led a 6-person team in 100% compliance for two departments.

Region Legal Service Office Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia (Sigonella, Sicily)
Law Office Manager 2020-2022
Clarified goals and removed obstacles, instilling a mission-first attitude and driving positive performance during an unprecedented global health crisis. Led a 9-person team through 282 notary services, 16 information requests, 12 administrative separations, 11 nonjudicial punishments, numerous ethics issues, and three complex command investigations.

Naval Technical Training Center Lackland (San Antonio, TX)
Legal Officer 2018– 2020
Managed all military justice and administrative law matters and provided legal solutions, command advocacy, and legal assistance to 1,500 personnel. Led eight personnel through a comprehensive student management records review, developing objective quality evidence standards for 5,500 student records at 14 international learning sites. Provided 24-hour on-site oversight of 3,400 students and 36 facilities valued over $500 million.

Naval Air Training Command (Corpus Christi, TX)
Supervising Paralegal 2016-2018
Led 8 personnel and mentored four junior officers in the adjudication of 19 nonjudicial punishments, 14 reports of officer misconduct, 18 Freedom of Information Act requests, seven administrative separations, five compaints of wrong, five aviation investigations, two litigation-report investigations, and an FAA flight violation. Drafted weekly ethics opinions that were disseminated across Navy Region Southeast.

Carrier Strike Group 11 (Everett, WA)
Supervising Paralegal 2012–2016
Led nine paralegals through 700 nonjudicial punishments, administrative separations, and command investigations as well as 400 powers of attorney that consigned $18 million in real and personal property rights. Implemented a records system to reduce labor-hours by 20% and ensure USS Nimitz’s legal department maintained operational tempo while 40% understaffed during an eight-month deployment to the Middle East during Operation Enduring Freedom.

Region Legal Service Office Hawaii (Pearl Harbor, HI)
Clerk of Court 2009–2011
Maintained the integrity of 17 courts-martial forthe Western Pacific Judicial Circuit. Spearheaded the Judge Advocate General’s Corps smart courtroom initiative, identifying facility standards and upgrade requirements, preparing statements of work, evaluating bids and contract proposals, and preparing sole-source justifications.

Paralegal 2008–2012
Supported military justice and administrative law programs for eight attorneys. Maintained Navy Region Hawaii’s ethics program, screening compulsory financial disclosures for military and civilian personnel. Reconciled a $77,000 court-martial budget and prepared a $580,000 Program Objective Memorandum with future objectives and resource allocations.

Naval Media Center Broadcast Detachment (Rota, Spain)
Broadcast Journalist 2006–2008
Provided news and entertainment programming to service members and their families for American Forces Radio and Television Services. Conducted humanitarian missions in Cameroon and Ghana and documented Africa Partnership Station, a series of cooperative activities designed to enhance the maritime environment.

National Federation of Paralegal Associations
Paralegal of the Year, 2014

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