James W. Stevenson, Jr. - Florida State College at Jacksonville

James W. Stevenson, Jr.
Master of Science:
Naval Postgraduate School
Information Systems
Bachelor of Arts:
Tulane University
Political Science
Executive Business Course:
University of North Carolina
United States Navy Rear Admiral with over 20 years of hands on and leadership experience in
the professional development of large, diverse, and dynamic domestic and international
organizations. Delivered results within defined times and resource constraints. Conceived and
managed complex organizational change, with significant experience in communicating
organizational vision and providing development oversight. Areas of expertise:
Team Building
• Professional Development
Strategic Planning
• Resource Management
Training Efficiency
• Technical Insight
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL
Vice President, Military, Public Safety and Security (MPSS) Division and a member of the College
President’s Cabinet. Responsible for the operation and administration of the Division. Provides the
vision and direction to enable student success through planning, development and operation of
assigned facilities and resources, and a key College leader who creates a learning community
responsive to the needs and interests of the citizens of Duval and Nassau counties and the surrounding
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command
Mayport, FL
Chief Operating Officer for command staff and all U.S. Navy forces in the Caribbean, Central America, and
South America. Directed naval forces and interacted with 31 partner nation navies. Worked to build effective
alliances and friendships, improve partner nation capabilities through professional training, professional
development and engagement. Initiated and developed an annual Humanitarian Assistance mission for the
entire region. Budget $14 million.
James W. Stevenson, Jr.
Commander, Carrier Strike Group TWELVE
Norfolk, VA
Chief Operation Officer directly responsible for the training of 6000 personnel in the operation of a
nuclear aircraft carrier, 8 ships and 75 aircraft in preparation for U.S. Navy operations. Helped
develop and institute the Training Figure of Merit for all U.S. Navy ships. Budget $30 million.
Director, U.S. Navy Current Operations
Washington, DC
Oversaw and coordinated global Naval operations, including training requirements, acquisition,
resource matching, and force scheduling. Increase global Navy readiness capability by 40%.
Executive Assistant, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Allied
Forces Southern Europe
Naples, Italy
Deputy Operating Officer for U.S. Naval forces in Europe and Africa, and Allied armed forces of
NATO’s Southern Region during Alliance expansion and Balkan humanitarian crisis and conflict in
Kosovo and the former Yugoslavia Republic of Macedonia.
Previous work assignments include: In-residence leadership for major national security
organizations headquartered in Bahrain, Japan and Italy and in ships at sea. Executive positions on
several corporate staffs responsible for the professional development of employees.
Team Building
Chief Operating Officer of four interdisciplinary organizations
encompassing between 300 and 6,000 people. Successfully met specific,
highly visible training and educational development objectives at
national and international levels.
Strategic Planning
Crafted and executed strategic and operating plans for major
organizational expansion, and three multi-year, multi-million dollar
organizational and acquisition initiatives. Developed metrics to
accurately assess value performance of the initiatives.
Management Efficiency
Identified and challenged inefficiencies in U.S. Navy’s shipboard
management and training programs. Established a performance-based
approach ultimately adopted Navy-wide, reducing man-hour
expenditure by 30% and increased readiness by 40%.
James W. Stevenson, Jr.
Professional Development Developed organizational vision and goals. Supervised the professional
growth of service members and Government Service civilian employees
in adult education and personal development in organizations located in
the United States, Bahrain, Japan and Italy.
Resource Management
Directly supervised and accountable for annual budgets of $12-$30
million and recouped yearly savings of up to $200,000.
Technical Insight
Assisted in the development of the software programs to quantify
relative proficiency and prioritize resources for United States Navy
surface ships, personnel, and ship training infrastructure. Adopted Navy
Professional Recognition:
Navy Distinguished Service Medal; Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit (five awards);
Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two awards); Navy and Marine Corps Commendation
Medal (two awards); Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards).
Key to the City: New Orleans, Louisiana
Key to the City: Jacksonville, Florida
Professional Affiliations:
Board of Directors Jacksonville Community Council, Inc.
Board of Directors Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
Chair, Military Issues Committee Jacksonville Chamber
2011- Present