James Diamond directs the operation of an engineering organization with over 1,600 scientists and engineers responsible for providing software/hardware solutions for multiple ground-based, air-borne, and space-based Department of Defense systems and platforms that include the F-16, F-22, A-10, KC-135, C-17, ICBM, MILSTAR, C3I and F-35. The engineering team specializes in software engineering, hardware design, automatic test systems, simulation and emulation, mission planning, technology updates, web-based design and systems engineering. The Software Maintenance Group includes six development centers across the United States. James began his civil service career at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio and has served in various levels of responsibility and leadership to include staff engineer, deputy squadron director, deputy group director and the chief engineer for the Ogden Air Logistics Complex. Prior to his current assignment, James served 18 months in a deployed capacity at Head Quarters Resolute Support in Kabul, Afghanistan.