Graduate of Livingstone College with a Bachelor Degree in Education and Masters Degree in Public
Administration from Central Michigan University. He’s a proud graduate of the Officer Candidate School,
Fort Benning, Georgia. Mr. James holds the highest level of government contracting certification as a
DAWIA Level III certified Contracting Officer from the Defense Acquisition University (specializing in
Acquisition and Procurement). He has held executive leadership management positions such as Lead
Contingency Contracting Officer and Directorate of Contracting. With his 22 years in the military, he
served as a Senior NCO and Senior Staff Officer (Retired LTC). In June of 2000, he was selected to
serve as the Director of Contracting for 3rd Army Central Command (Forward) located in Saudi Arabia.
With his leadership, he supported approximately 1100 personnel in support of a $48.7 million budget.
In June of 2002, Dannie transferred to Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) in Huntsville, Alabama where he managed the Quality Assurance Program of an Acquisition Category 1 program. His contract with Interim Armor Vehicle (Stryker) was valued over $6 billion dollars. After retiring from the military in 2004, Dannie established JE Group LLC, specializing in government contract consulting
services. With JE Group’s success, Dannie founded Government Business Coach Sultants, LLC. (GBC originally founded in 2008)