James W. Adams

Associate Professor College of Distance Education
Col., U.S. Army, Retired
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Biography

Professor James Adams was commissioned from the Army ROTC Program at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Serving over 29 years as an armor officer in the U.S. Army including overseas tours in Korea, Germany, Kosovo and Iraq, he retired from the Army and worked for four years for the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, U.S. Department of State.

Areas of Expertise

  • Ground Warfare
  • Irregular Warfare
  • Military Planning

Professional Highlights

2019

Associate Professor

College of Distance Education, U.S. Naval War College at Monterey, California
2014

Senior Strategic Advisor

Bureau of Diplomatic Security, U.S. Department of State, Washington D.C.
2009

Strategic Planner

Executive Strategy Group, Office of the Chief of Staff, Headquarters Department of the Army, Washington D.C.
2007

Deputy Brigade Commander

2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Multi-National Division-Center, Iraq
2005

Armor Branch Chief

Enlisted Personnel Management Division, U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Alexandria, VA
2003

Squadron Commander

3rd Squadron, 16th Cavalry, U.S. Army Armor Center, Fort Knox, KY
2002

Deputy Regimental Commander

16th Cavalry Regiment, U.S. Army Armor Center, Fort Knox, KY
2000

Brigade Executive Officer

1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany
1999

Deputy Operations Officer

1st Armored Division, Bad Kreuznach, Germany
1998

Operations Officer

1st Battalion, 37th Armor, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany

Education

M.S., National Defense University

B.S., University of Tennessee

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Awards and Decorations

Legion of Merit

Bronze Star Medal

Meritorious Service Medal
6th Award

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