James O'Brien

James O'Brien

Studies at:

Imperial College Business School

Location in:

Washington, DC, Washington D.C. Metro Area

James O'Brien

James connections

Currently

Studies at:
Imperial College Business School
Location in:
Washington, DC, Washington D.C. Metro Area

James has worked/studied in

  • Canada
  • Germany
  • Iraq
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

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Work

2012 – present

British Army Staff Officer

British Embassy Washington
  • I am currently employed as the Chief of Staff/Executive Officer for the British Army Staff in the USA, based in the British Embassy, Washington DC. I am responsible for managing our footprint of approximately 100 staff (rank ranged from WO2 to Major General), spread across the USA. I am also responsible for managing liaison between the British and US Armies and for organising visits to the US by British General Officers and vice versa. Concurrently I am studying for a distance learning MBA with Imperial College, from which I expect to graduate in May 2014.
2011 – 2012
(Sep – Apr)

Intermediate Command and Staff Course Student

British Army
  • Completed a 9 month long postgraduate level training and education course, from which I recieved the Chartered Management Institute Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Management, and was recommended as suitable for the most demanding staff appointments in the Army/MOD.
2010 – 2011
(Sep – Sep)

Brigade Operations Officer

British Army
  • Operations Officer for 12 Mechanized Brigade, at the time the largest brigade in the British Army, approximately 6500 personnel.
2008 – 2010

Regimental Operations Officer

British Army
  • Operations Officer for 38 Engineer Regiment (500 personnel). My assignment included deployment to Afghanistan and on exercise in Kenya.

Work

2012 – present

British Army Staff Officer

British Embassy Washington
  • I am currently employed as the Chief of Staff/Executive Officer for the British Army Staff in the USA, based in the British Embassy, Washington DC. I am responsible for managing our footprint of approximately 100 staff (rank ranged from WO2 to Major General), spread across the USA. I am also responsible for managing liaison between the British and US Armies and for organising visits to the US by British General Officers and vice versa. Concurrently I am studying for a distance learning MBA with Imperial College, from which I expect to graduate in May 2014.
2011 – 2012
(Sep – Apr)

Intermediate Command and Staff Course Student

British Army
  • Completed a 9 month long postgraduate level training and education course, from which I recieved the Chartered Management Institute Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Management, and was recommended as suitable for the most demanding staff appointments in the Army/MOD.
2010 – 2011
(Sep – Sep)

Brigade Operations Officer

British Army
  • Operations Officer for 12 Mechanized Brigade, at the time the largest brigade in the British Army, approximately 6500 personnel.
2008 – 2010

Regimental Operations Officer

British Army
  • Operations Officer for 38 Engineer Regiment (500 personnel). My assignment included deployment to Afghanistan and on exercise in Kenya.

Education

2012 – 2014

Imperial College Business School

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
1998 – 2002

University of Bristol

MEng
1990 – 1995

Bablake School

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