Lt. Col. James “Stitch” Combs is a 2003 graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a B.S. in biology, a 2008 graduate from the Meinders School of Business with an MBA, and a 2016 graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College. He is a master air battle manager and served his staff assignment as the chief of strategy plans, 603d Air Operations Center, Ramstein, Germany. He served as the director of operations and commander of the 8th Weapons Sq, USAF Weapons School, specializing in command and control and electronic warfare. Most recently, he attended the Eisenhower School, National Defense University, graduating with an M.S. in national resource strategy.