Homeland Defense & Civil Support Journal

Dr. James Burch

Colorado Technical University

Dr. Burch is an intelligence professional with over 24 years of practical and scholarly experience. He has extensive experience in working in expeditionary and austere environments. Jim has traveled and worked in over 40 countries in Central & South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Far East. He has expert knowledge in intelligence operations and planning, and his specialties include: Operations/Planning, Tactical Intelligence, Collections, Technology and Capabilities Development, and Remote Sensing. Dr. Burch is currently an Associate Professor with Colorado Technical University teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in homeland security and defense.

Dr. Burch was awarded a Doctorate of Management in Homeland Security from Colorado Technical University. His research focus area was domestic intelligence with dissertation title being "Assessing the Viability of Creating a Domestic Intelligence Agency." He earned a Masters of Art from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Security Studies (Homeland Security) and a Masters of Art in Military History from the U.S. Army's Command and General Staff College located at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Jim also possesses a master's level graduate certificate from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in Homeland Security. His professional military education includes both phases of Joint Professional Military Education from the Naval War College at Newport, Rhode Island and the Joint Forces Staff College at Norfolk, Virginia.

Dr. Burch's primary research focus areas include: domestic intelligence, homeland defense, Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA), and maritime and port security.

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