James joined Fr8 Network in May 2018 as the Chief Innovation Officer. Fr8 Network’s mission is to create a single source of truth in logistics. Previously, James was the Business Unit Director for Transformative Technologies at Moog Aircraft Group. He was responsible for new capabilities development, business development, innovation strategies, and capabilities-based strategy designs. At Moog, James focused on innovating traditional supply chain strategies with his patent pending Blockchain based solution, VeriPart®. Prior to entering the commercial world, James was a Colonel in the United States Air Force. He has commanded at the group and squadron levels and held positions on the Joint Staff, Air Staff and Strategic Command staffs. Additionally, he served as the Deputy Executive Secretary of the National Security Council, Executive Office of the President, for both the Bush and Obama administrations. James also has an extensive flying experience in the C-17 and KC-135.
James holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Geography from The United States Air Force Academy, a Masters of Aeronautical Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Masters of Science degree in Military Operational Arts and Sciences from the Air Command and Staff College, and a Masters of Science degree in National Resource Strategy with a concentration in Advanced Strategic Planning and Strategy from the National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces.