Steven James

Director of Engineering


More than 20 years of experience in DoD and private sector advanced technology research. Expertise in program management, technology development and integration focused on space and aeronautical systems, UAV systems, offensive/defensive weapons and systems design, and related sectors. Leadership experience in research planning and execution, systems engineering, prototype acquisition, and demonstration/testing in support of several high-risk, high-payoff DARPA programs. Former assignments include Lead Pilot, US Air Force Institute of Technology; Chief Project Manager and Lead Pilot on more than 250 Air Force missions during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom; and Aircraft Weapons Systems Specialist, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Unparalleled technical and programmatic expert.



Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency


Senior Systems Enginee, Centra Technology


US Air Force Lead Pilot, Squadron Chief Exec, R&D Technology Engineer


  • PhD, Systems Engineering, George Washington University
  • MS, Aeronautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of New Mexico