A retired commander of the United States Navy, James L. Feldkamp, says that he wants to help people who are in trouble. For the EA-6B, Feldkamp was an officer in the U.S. Navy. He was also a Counter-Measures Officer (ECMO) and a navigator for the plane. As part of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm in 1991, he flew off of the USS Midway and took part in both.
When he joined the U.S. Naval Reserves, he became a Special Agent for the FBI in Norfolk, Virginia. Feldkamp was one of the first members of the Joint Counter Terrorism Task Force. As a side job, he was one of three pilots in the Norfolk office who did aerial physical surveillance of suspects in both criminal and terrorist cases. In 2004, he resigned from the FBI so that he could run for Congress in Oregon's 4th District in both the 2004 and 2006 elections.
In 2007, he was called back to active Navy reserve duty to help set up the precursor office of NMIO. He was in charge of coordinating all non-classified information-sharing between U.S. federal government agencies, foreign governments, and the international maritime shipping industry to improve maritime security and maritime domain awareness.
Feldkamp is now a Subject Matter Expert at Georgetown University. He is working on a course called "Terrorism and Unconventional Threats." Before that, he was an adjunct professor at George Mason University and George Washington University, where he taught undergraduate courses in both domestic and international terrorism to students. he has written or edited a university textbook for Cognella Academic Publishing that talks about the "Theory and Politics of Terrorism."
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