James is currently serving in the Alaska Air National Guard and pursuing a master’s degree in security and disaster management. For the next year, he will be a graduate teaching assistant, leading undergraduate courses for the Homeland Security and Emergency Management program at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. He’s an active member of Team Red, White & Blue Fairbanks, which is an organization that empowers veterans through recreational and social activities.
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