James Gavrilis has a diverse background in academia, business, and the military. He is a former U.S. Army officer with over 24 years of experience in command and staff. He has served overseas in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East in training, peacekeeping, and combat operations, and he has served in the Pentagon on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. After retiring from the Army, Jim worked for DRS Technologies, Inc. and other private sector defense contractors. He has taught graduate courses at Georgetown University and George Washington University, and has taught at the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute. Jim has worked as a Senior Adviser for the Center of Naval Analyses and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics laboratory. He frequently lectures at universities, think-tanks, private companies, and government agencies, and he provides commentary and conducts interviews with numerous news organizations.