Quintin Lee James

Deputy Chair Wargaming Department
Capt., U.S. Navy
Quintin James faculty photo


Capt. Quintin Lee James earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1999. His sea duty assignments include the USS Tucson (SSN770) as assistant engineer, the USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN 705) as reactor controls assistant and damage controls assistant, the USS Wyoming (SSBN 742) as operations officer, the USS Greeneville (SSN 772) as executive officer, and the PCU Iowa (SSN 797) as commanding officer. Capt. James completed Air War College receiving a master’s degree in strategic studies.

Areas of Expertise

  • Command and Control
  • Foreign Policy
  • GWOT
  • Military Theory
  • South China Sea
  • Submarine Warfare

Professional Highlights


Deputy Chair of War Gaming

Assigned to War Gaming Department as Deputy Chair at Naval War College, Newport RI.

Commanding Officer (SSN 797)

Took command of PCU IOWA to establish the first crew while USS Iowa (SSN 797) was in construction at General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, CT.

Deputy for Training Naval Submarine School

Deputy for Training Naval Submarine School, Groton, CT.

Executive Officer/ Chief of Staff

Executive Officer/ Chief of Staff Naval Nuclear Power Training Command, Charleston, SC.

Executive Officer (SSN 772)

Served as second in command on USS GREENEVILLE (SSN 772) to include EASTPAC and WESTPAC deployments.


M.A., Air War College, Strategic Studies

M.A., Old Dominion University, Engineering Management

B.A., Pennsylvania State University, Electrical Engineering

Minor, Pennsylvania State University, Military Studies

C.V. or Resume

Related Credentials

Higher Education Teaching Certificate
Derek Bok Center, Harvard University

Key Concepts in Military Ethics
Kings College London University

Certificate Nuclear Engineering Certificate
Naval Post Graduate School

Awards and Decorations

Meritorious Service Medal
3 Stars

Navy Commendation Medal
4 Gold Stars

Navy Achievement Medal
Gold Star

Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
5 Stars

Overseas Service Ribbon
3 Stars

Humanitarian Service Medal
Super typhoon "Pongsona" relief operation
Guam, December 8, 2002

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