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Jim Feldkamp

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Commander Jim Feldkamp, USN Ret., distinguished himself through his dedicated service to the United States in various capacities, including the military, federal law enforcement, and academia. As a US Naval Flight Officer, he excelled in the role of Counter-Measures Officer (ECMO) and Navigator for the EA-6B, the U.S. Navy's premier carrier-based electronic attack aircraft. His service was notably showcased during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm in 1991, where he skillfully executed missions from the USS Midway.

Following his time in active service, he affiliated with the U.S. Naval Reserves and transitioned into a new role as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Norfolk, Virginia. As a founding member of the Joint Counter Terrorism Task Force, he played an instrumental role in combating terrorism. He further demonstrated his commitment to national security as one of three pilots in the Norfolk office responsible for conducting aerial physical surveillance of suspects in criminal and terrorist cases. In 2004, he shifted his focus to the political arena, becoming the Republican nominee for Oregon's District 4 Congressional seat in both the 2004 and 2006 election cycles.

In 2007, he was recalled to active Navy reserve duty to assist in the establishment of the precursor office of the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO). His responsibilities included coordinating the exchange of non-classified information among U.S. federal government agencies, foreign governments, and the international maritime shipping industry, with the aim of enhancing maritime security and raising maritime domain awareness.

His extensive experience and knowledge in counter-terrorism and national security have also benefited the academic community. He currently serves as a Subject Matter Expert at Georgetown University, where he is developing a course on "Terrorism and Unconventional Threats." Previously, he has shared his expertise with students as an adjunct professor at George Mason University and George Washington University, teaching undergraduate courses on domestic and international terrorism.

Adding to his academic contributions, he has authored and edited a university textbook published through Cognella Academic Publishing on the "Theory and Politics of Terrorism." This comprehensive work reflects his deep understanding of the intricacies of terrorism and its impact on global politics.

Commander Jim Feldkamp's unwavering commitment to national security, counter-terrorism, and education has left an indelible mark on the various fields he has been involved in. His diverse career and contributions have been instrumental in enhancing our understanding of terrorism and strengthening our national security efforts.

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