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Jim Staley


Mr. Jim Staley leads the Army Weather Proponent Office (AWPO) at the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, Ft Huachuca AZ.  Since inception in 2008, the AWPO is responsible for investigating and processing Army-unique weather support requirements utilizing the DoD’s Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS).  The AWPO also identifies and disseminates Army weather support doctrine.  Additionally, the AWPO interfaces with the Army-wide weather Research and Development community to incorporate Army weather requirements into collective R&D efforts.  Mr. Staley has extensive experience focused on tactical Army and Special Operations weather support to world-wide DoD missions.  During his career he led weather support to Joint Special Operations forces, conventional Army units at multiple levels, and to the Air Force Special Operations Command.  In 2007 Mr. Staley retired from the U.S. Air Force after 23 years of service.  Mr. Staley received his B.S. in Geophysics from Boise State University in 1984, and his M.S. in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University in 1990.

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