James (Jim) E. Harris, III
Vice President, Educational Services Group
Jim has held multiple positions of leadership and management during his 30 years in the military as well as over nine years in the Government Services sector. He also brings a vast amount of teaching and training experience through his tours at the United States Military Academy where he mentored and taught young cadets. In addition, Jim served as an instructor at the National War College of the National Defense University instructing senior military, foreign officers and senior government employees.
With MBDi, Jim leads the Educational Services Group. In this role he provides clients with his experience in leading military and business operations, profit and loss performance, program management, and strategic revenue growth as an instructor of MBDi’s proven business development curriculum.
Prior to joining MBDi, Jim was a VP at both Computer Sciences Corporation and Camber Corporation. With both organizations he was responsible for the growth of large business units.
While a VP at Camber, Jim ran a business unit of 180 personnel with profit and loss responsibility where he reorganized and tailored an existing organization to meet objectives. Additionally, he assumed responsibility of other Camber organizations and mastered several transitions successfully.
As a VP at CSC, Jim initiated an organization with three personnel expanding over time to some 34 CSC Directors, PMs, D/PMs, and other operational support personnel. Over the course of six years his business line was responsible for the generation of nearly $1B in total revenue.
A retired US Army Colonel of Infantry, Jim has a BS from the United States Military Academy, West Point, and an MS in National Security Strategy from the National War College of the National Defense University. He also earned an MA in Human Resource Management from the Moore School of Business of the University of South Carolina. He most recently completed an AAS in Culinary Arts from the culinary college, Johnson and Wales University.