James Luke

Vice President, Intelligence & Defense Solutions

Jim Luke leads mission assurance services to the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community.

James Luke - Vice President, Intelligence & Defense Solutions

Jim began his career at Riverside Research in 2010 and served several years as the program manager leading our advisory and assistance support to the National Air and Space Intelligence Center.

Jim served 24 years in the USAF, principally in engineering, weapons system acquisition, and defense policy roles. He worked special projects developing Electronic Support Measure systems for combat-coded aircraft, served as chief of test and deputy program manager for GPS satellites -- including the Department of Defense's (DOD) largest satellite acquisition program, and led concept development activities for the next generation of imagery collection systems. He also served at the AF Secretariat level as the DOD lead for GPS program engagement with service headquarters and congressional staffs. His policy experience includes co-authoring the first national policy on GPS and serving as a defense advisor to the US ambassador to NATO for Afghanistan and counter-terrorism portfolios.

Jim’s education background includes a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and master's degrees in aeronautical engineering from the AF Institute of Technology, military operational arts and science from the AF Air Command and Staff College, and national security strategy from the Eisenhower School.

He teaches U.S. History to high school students through a homeschooling co-op and coached high school varsity girls basketball for five years for the Dominion Academy Sabers, a Christian K-12 school in Dayton, OH.