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As an experienced military officer, James McKoane has earned multiple awards, including the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Order of Daedalians, the Top Gun Award, the Distinguished Graduate award and the Airman of the Year Award. McKoane has completed extensive training, including the Air National Guard Senior Officers Maintenance Course, the Air National Guard Commanders Course, and courses at the Squadron Officer School, the Air War College, and the Air Command and Staff College. James McKoane presently serves as a Drill Status Guardsman and the Special Projects Officer for the 144th Fighter Wing for the California National Guard. He was previously responsible for Fighter Wing training and preparation of capabilities for worldwide deployment and continuous execution of Homeland Air Defense missions. McKoane has been deployed to South America and the Middle East on multiple occasions. James McKoane also acts as the President and Chief Executive of a business in Fresno, California. Prior to accepting his current role, James McKoane enlisted with the California Air National Guard, where he served as an Aircraft Maintenance Specialist. He went on to receive a commission as a Distinguished Graduate from the Academy of Military Science. His other professional experience includes 144th Operations Group Commander, 144th Fighter Wing Commander, and 194th Fighter Squadron Commander. James McKoane studied Aircraft Maintenance Technology at the Community College of the Air Force where he earned an Associate’s in Applied Science. He then completed his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at California State University at Fresno.

Work experience

Aug 1988Present

President and CEO

James McKoane Enterprises
Nov 1983Present


California National Guard


Oct 2005Nov 2006

United Sates Air Force Air War College
Jan 2002Jan 2003

United State Air Force Air Command and Staff College
Jan 1988Jun 1988

United States Air Force

Distinguished Graduate, Top Academic Performance Award

Oct 1986Oct 1987

United States Air Force

Training Award for Top Academic Performance

Sep 1980Aug 1985


California State University, Fresno

Graduated with Honors; Cum Laude