Major General James T. Jackson is the Vice President and Director of the Battelle Office of Homeland Security. Jackson has extensive hands-on experience in program development, personnel management, operations direction, security operations, establishing and meeting strategic and operational goals, and resource allocation. Recently, Jackson received a three-month leave of absence to assist in establishing the office of the Chief Operating Officer for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, where he provided oversight of 11 Directorates with Senior Advisors to Iraqi Ministries. Holding a B.S. in Aerospace Technology from Kent State University and a M.S. in Personnel Management from Central Michigan University, Jackson has held various leadership positions within the U.S. Army with operational experience in strategic planning, team building, financial management, communications, risk management, and security operations.