Please join us for lunch!

For our meeting Monday, June 6th we welcome Lieutenant Colonel James (Jim) McKinney.

Lieutenant Colonel James (Jim) McKinney

Lieutenant Colonel James (Jim) McKinney retired as a Russian/Central Asian/Eastern European US Army Foreign Area and Intelligence Officer with over 30 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 Joint Intelligence Operation Center (JIOC), and as the Security Assistance Officer for US Embassies in Albania and the Republic 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 small business owner, writer, frequent radio commentator on KGMI Talk Radio in Bellingham Washington, Co-host for the syndicated
Korelin Economics Report, and served as a defense consultant supporting combat operations in the Middle East and Afghanistan. He volunteers to support youth employment and mental health programs and local non-profits, and 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.