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LTC (R) Jim Duthu

I am a Louisiana native and retired Army officer. I have been married to Raquel Duthu for over 27 years and we have four children - Madisyn, Wyatt, Tatum, and Cal. I really enjoy staying fit through gym and sports activities, and have coached football, basketball and baseball for nearly 20 years. I also enjoy watching movies and traveling on family vacations. I enjoy teaching because it gives me the opportunity to give back to my community and make a difference in the lives of students.
Education: 
B.S. Computer Science, Computer Information Systems (West Point)
MBA (Touro University International)
Certifications: 
JROTC Certificate Gr 9-12, Junior Reserve Officer Training Education
Program Management (DAWIA Level 3 Program Manager)
Science and Technology Management (DAWIA Level 3 Science and Technology Manager)
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project
Phone: 
(256) 428-7576 Ext 138
Grade: 
11
12
Department: 
ROTC
Experience: 
I was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Air Defense Artillery from the United States Military Academy in May 1993 and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in November 2013.

Assignments: Lieutenant (Fort Hood, TX) - Avenger Platoon Leader, Battery Executive Officer, Assistant Logistics Officer and Battalion Special Projects Officer. Captain (Schofield Barracks, HI and Fort Bliss, TX) - Division Current Operations Officer, Assistant Battalion Training Officer, Air Defense (PATRIOT) Battery Commander, and Associate Professor of Military Science. Major/Lieutenant Colonel (Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, Redstone Arsenal, AL, and Baghdad, Iraq) - ARDEC Project Officer (APO) and Product Manager for the Precision Guidance Kit, Assistant Product Manager for Excalibur, Deputy Program Manager and Executive Officer for the Program Executive for Programs and Integration, Deputy Air Defense Program Manager and End Use Monitoring Chief for the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq

Deployments: Saudi Arabia (x3), Kuwait (x6) and Iraq (x3)

Military education and qualifications include: Airborne School, Air Assault School, Master Fitness Trainer Course, Joint Deployment Officer Course (Honor Graduate), Nuclear, Biological, Chemical School (Honor Graduate), Air Defense Artillery Officer Basic Course, Forward Area Air Defense Weapons Track, Air Defense Artillery Officer Advanced Course, Combined Armed Services Staff School, the PATRIOT Transition Course, Army Acquisition Basic Course (Distinguished Graduate), Intermediate Level Education, Program Management Office Course (Honor Graduate), Program Managers Course and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

I have instructed JROTC for over 4 years in Alabama and Florida and served as a Program Integrator for the Missile Defense Agency and Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space since retiring. Currently, I am the JROTC Senior Army Instructor at Columbia High School.

Email:
james.duthu@hsv-k12.org