Please join us for lunch!

For our meeting Monday, February 13th 2023, we welcome
James V. McKinney LTC, USA Foreign Area Officer, Ret.

Thomas K. Stringfellow

Lieutenant Colonel James (Jim) McKinney retired as a Russian/Central Asian/Eastern European US Army Foreign Area and Intelligence Officer with over 32 years of service. Jim worked in strategic, tactical and special operations assignments around the globe. He served as the Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché to Slovenia, the Deputy Chief of Combating Terrorism for US Pacific Command’s JIOC, and as the Security Assistance Officer for US Embassies in Albania and Rep of Georgia, as well as with the CIA, NSA, NRO and other government agencies in special mission programs. He retired as a political-military Advisor to the Commander, US Army Central, in the Middle East.

Jim is a builder, writer, co-host for a syndicated radio program, and served as a defense consultant supporting combat operations in the Middle East and Afghanistan. He volunteers for youth employment, mental health programs and numerous non-profits. Jim serves on the Board of Directors for the Saturna Investment Trust.

Jim has a Master’s Degree from the University of Washington in International Studies, and a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University Sacramento in Government. He attended Command and General Staff College, Joint Forces Staff College, and was a senior fellow for the George C. Marshall European Center for Security studies.