James serves as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Advanced Core Concepts (ACC), overseeing all operations and supporting the strategic growth of the Company. Prior to joining ACC, James co-founded ARMA Aviation which merged with ACC in 2019, as well as ARMA Global, which was sold to General Dynamics Information Technology in 2014. Since 2004, James has been personally involved with the US Army’s efforts to train, equip and sustain the Afghan National Defense Forces and other allies worldwide. Prior to founding ARMA, James led a business line at General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems with responsibility for providing aviation and defense material, logistics and services to numerous U.S. allies. As President of ARMA Global, a provider of information technology, engineering, and technical support to US Special Operations Command and other government customers, James helped build ARMA Global from a handful of employees at inception in 2008 to become the largest professional services provider to US SOCOM in 2014. James began his career as a Ranger, Pathfinder and Airborne-qualified United States Army Infantry soldier and later Armor officer. He is a member of the Tampa Bay Committee on Foreign Relations, the Young Presidents Organization, and the James Madison University (JMU) Center for Entrepreneurship, and sits on the boards of ACC, SOFWare LCC and BeatGig LLC. James holds a B.A. in International Affairs from JMU, and an M.B.A. from the University of Florida.