A 30-year veteran of the U.S. intelligence community and foreign language translation industry, Jim began as a Russian linguist and intelligence analyst in the US Air Force. He served as a senior linguist, analyst and intelligence team manager at the National Security Agency, where his commitment to that organization’s mission earned him the Defense Department’s Keystone Award for Linguistic Excellence and the National Cryptologic School’s Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year Award. He speaks Azerbaijani, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Turkish.