James Kuiken - Author and Public Speaker
Jim Kuiken is a highly successful former business executive, political candidate and international diplomat, law enforcement officer/agent, Director with Homeland Security, and retired multi-war combat wounded Marine. His long and distinguished career in national service and private industry exemplifies his commitment to this country, it's security and the free-market economic engine it was founded on.
Now, as an Author and Public Speaker, his experiences as a young combat ‘grunt’ who moved up the ladder to become one of the most senior enlisted leaders in the Marine Corps, as a state and local law enforcement officer, a firefighter/EMT, a Border Patrol Agent, a federal Special Agent and ultimately a Director with the Department of Homeland Security give him the ‘boots on the ground’ real-world perspective.
As an internationally recognized authority in law enforcement/first responder, homeland security, military and intelligence operations, Jim’s first-hand subject matter expertise is evident as an author with his knowledgeable down-to-earth writing; as well as making him a highly sought after speaker with his relaxed, personable but effective public speaking style.
Jim's personal knowledge of combat, those who serve, and the challenges they face both on the battlefield and later, back here at home, have led him to team up with other supporters to help our returning combat veterans find healing, education, and meaningful employment – and he is proud to be the Vice-Chairman of the Board and a National Policy Adviser at Veterans 360.