- DINFOSBasic Public Affairs Specialist Course, 1998U.S. Army MOS 46Q, entry level public affairs specialist. Instruction in: theories, concepts and principles of public affairs; various research methods and fundamentals of journalism; basic operation of the digital camera and photojournalism skills.
Jim dropped a quarter into his first video game (Pong) back in 1977, and has been avidly gaming ever since.
From 1988 to 2002, Jim served with the U.S. Army (82nd Airborne Division) and the North Carolina Army National Guard (382nd Mobile Public Affairs Det. and 130th Military History Det.).
He began his freelance video game journalist career in 2003, and has since written for The Wargamer, WarCry Network, PC Gamer, and other top video gaming sites. He is currently a Community / Social Media Manager for Alchemic Dream, a contributor to ArmchairGeneral.com, and a writer of strategy guides for GameFront.com. He also streams on Twitch on the Gamer_Jim channel.
When he’s not writing or gaming, Jim is usually keeping physically and mentally fit, watching the latest sci fi shows and movies, and looking for the next new experience to get into.
- Alchemic DreamCommunity Manager, 2014 - presentVideo game community management, content creation, and consulting, supporting, and monitoring our gaming family.
- Freelance Video Game Journalist2003 - present