After receiving his BA degree from Taylor University, James commissioned as an officer in the Marine Corps. As the communications officer for an artillery battalion, James planned tactical communications networks and led platoons of between 50 and 100-plus Marines. He later served as the director of Communications Training Center – 2, a school providing advanced technical training in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. James left active duty as a Captain and is currently a JD candidate at Yale Law School.
While in the military, James had the opportunity to teach, lead week-long training courses on teaching methods and strategies for instructors from across the Marine Corps, and manage several curriculum development projects. He also completed the Marine Corps Instructor Development Course, Curriculum Developers Course, and Formal School Managers Course. James works with law school applicants, especially veterans, assisting with LSAT tutoring and navigating the application process.
When he isn’t in front of a book or computer screen, James is usually doing something much more active. He has competed nationally in Olympic-style weightlifting, run a marathon and half marathons, and loves to hike wherever he can find mountains. He also enjoys following New England sports teams, woodworking, playing guitar, and spending time with his wife, Julie, and their Boston Terrier, Brady.