James Feldkamp

was a US Naval Flight Officer

About Me

Commander James L. Feldkamp, USN Ret., Feldkamp was a 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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