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Major Jim Markham is an operations research / systems analyst in the Army. He is currently serving as a Research Fellow in the Training With Industry program, during which he works with IBM for one year before returning to the Army, including time with the Center for The Business of Government. His fellowship is intended to help him learn how industry applies big data and analytics to healthcare problems in order to take this knowledge back to the Army.
He attended the University of Kentucky, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in 2001 and was commissioned into the United States Air Force as a 61S (Scientific Analyst) officer. He attended and received a Masters of Science in Operations Research from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 2005. In 2007, he participated in the Blue to Green program, transferring from the Air Force, and taking a commission as a Captain in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Corps. Following a deployment to Iraq as a Military Training Team Intelligence officer, he commanded the Fort Huachuca Warrior Transition Unit.
Following command, MAJ Markham transferred to Army Functional Area 49 (Operations Research Systems Analysis), and was assigned as an assessments officer for the 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, HI. His most recent assignment was to the Pentagon as an Enlisted Personnel Policy Analyst in the G-1 (Personnel), where he managed enlisted recruiting and first-term attrition analysis.