James Giles is a Nonresident Fellow working with the 38 North program. He was most recently a Federal Executive Fellow at Stimson, on assignment from the United States Navy. James is a Surface Warfare Officer who has deployed to the Arabian Gulf, the Horn of Africa, East and Southeast Asia. Previously, James served as the Chief Engineer onboard USS Rafael Peralta (DDG-115), a destroyer based out of San Diego, CA. James has 19 years of experience coordinating with foreign militaries, conducting freedom of navigation operations and leading large teams of personnel through various missions around the globe. James earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Arizona and holds a M.A. focused on Politics and Public Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.