MA, Strategy and National Security, US Naval War College
Jim Barker retired from the US Army as an Aviation Senior Leader in 2014 after 26 years of service around the world. Immediately upon retirement, Jim spent 3 years with the Boeing Company as the Senior Manager for AH-6 and AH-64 Attack Helicopter Sales and Marketing.
Military career highlights include Tank and Scout Platoon Leader in Germany deploying in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. In 1993, Jim transferred from Armor to Aviation. His following assignments as an aviator included time in the 101st Air Assault Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division in Germany, and Directorate of Combat Developments at Fort Rucker, commanding the 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment. Following Squadron command, Barker was assigned as the Senior Aviation Trainer at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels Germany, completed studies at the Naval War College, and commanded the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade in the Republic of Korea. Jim culminated his career as the USPACOM J7, Director for Training and Exercises.