Asst. Deputy Director,
Homeland Security & Interoperability
Kevin James serves as the Assistant Deputy Director of Homeland Security and Interoperability and was appointed by the Director on November 5, 2018. He leads the division and its related initiatives, which include, cyber security, geographical information systems, Louisiana Wireless Information Network (LWIN), FirstNet, school safety, intelligence and information sharing, and critical infrastructure and key resources.
Kevin currently serves as a Signal Officer in the Louisiana Army National Guard. He has 19 years of military service, both on active duty and as a traditional guardsman. Kevin earned his ROTC commission in 1998 from Northeast Louisiana University (NLU) and was dual branched chemical and signal corps. He was assigned to Fort Sill, OK; Fort Gordon, GA; and Fort Lewis, WA, before returning home to Louisiana, where he joined the Louisiana Army National Guard. Since then, he has served in multiple units, to include the Officer Candidate School, 139th Regional Support Group, 415th Military Intelligence Battalion, and 205th Engineer Battalion. Kevin deployed in 2013 to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He currently serves with the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.
Before coming to GOHSEP, Kevin worked for seven years at Fort Polk’s Joint Readiness Training Center as a rotational planner with Valiant Integrated Services, where he supported Army Infantry Brigade Combat Team training events. Kevin also worked for Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceutical Company as a Specialty Care Sales Representative and District Sales Trainer for seven years.
Kevin is a Louisiana Native and member of Gravel Hill Baptist Church in Cravens, LA. He graduated from Anacoco High School and has a Bachelor of Science in Toxicology from NLU and an MBA in Health Care Management from the University of Phoenix.