James L. Feldkamp

Former US Naval Flight Officer

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Commander James L. Feldkamp, USN Ret., Feldkamp was a US Naval Flight Officer, Counter-Measures Officer (ECMO), and Navigator for the EA-6B – the U.S. Navy’s carrier-based electronic attack aircraft. He flew off the USS Midway in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm in 1991.

Affiliating with the U.S. Naval Reserves became a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at Norfolk, Virginia. Feldkamp was a founding member of the Joint Counter-Terrorism Task Force and, as a collateral duty, was one of three pilots in the Norfolk office that conducted aerial physical surveillance of suspects in criminal and terrorist cases. In 2004 he resigned from the FBI to become the Republican nominee for Oregon’s District 4 Congressional seat during both the 2004 and 2006 election cycles.

In 2007 he was recalled to active Navy reserve duty to help establish the precursor office of NMIO and was responsible for the coordination of all domestic and international information-sharing of non-classified information among U.S. federal government agencies, foreign governments, and the international maritime shipping industry to increase maritime security and maritime domain awareness.

Feldkamp is currently a Subject Matter Expert at Georgetown University, developing a course on “Terrorism and Unconventional Threats.” Previously, he was an adjunct professor at George Mason University, and George Washington University, teaching undergraduate courses in domestic and international terrorism. He has authored/edited a university textbook through Cognella Academic Publishing on the "Theory and Politics of Terrorism."

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February 24, 2020

Jim Feldkamp Names Top 5 Sailing Destinations in America

An avid sailor for years, Jim Feldkamp has explored the waters around the coasts of America and beyond, experiencing the best sailing routes the world has to offer. Here, he shares with readers five of the top sailing destinations he’s discovered in the United States.    Sailing isn’t for everyone, as experienced sailors like Jim […]

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February 14, 2020

Security Expert Jim Feldkamp Discusses Police Use of Facial Recognition and New Bill Providing Limitations

Jim Feldkamp has had a lengthy career serving in the military and working for the Federal Government in a handful of capacities, becoming an expert on topics such as national security and cybersecurity in this time. Here, he discusses recent concerns over police use of facial recognition and what lawmakers are doing to protect civilian […]

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January 30, 2020

Wine Enthusiast Jim Feldkamp Explains How Climate Change Can Affect Vineyard Production

Jim Feldkamp has sampled wines from the richest valleys in Napa to the hills of Italy and beyond, developing a firm understanding of the wine production industry. Here, he explains how changes in global temperature may hinder the growth of certain grapes in vineyards around the world. As Jim Feldkamp has learned in recent years, wine grapes […]

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January 21, 2020

Cybersecurity Expert James Feldkamp Discusses Concerns and Potential Solutions in IT Security Departments

Having worked in cybersecurity during both his military career and his professional career with the Federal government, James Feldkamp has developed a thorough understanding of present concerns, threats, and solutions in information security. Below, he shares how certain businesses are enhancing their IT departments to safeguard their company from attack.   James Feldkamp’s career stretches […]

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