Master Sergeant James Earley
Master Sergeant James M. Earley is an Instructor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is responsible for instruction of USAFA cadets in the fields of Human Factors, Psychology, and Systems Engineering. He is part of a team that delivers a world-class education experience using scientific thinking in multiple disciplines in order to develop leaders of character.
Master Sergeant Earley began his military career in 2002 as a Civil Engineer airman, and has since served in multiple locations over the world. In 2020 he was awarded the opportunity to attend the Air Force Institute of Technology, where he received an MS in Systems Engineering and subsequently a follow-on position to the Air Force Academy.
Bachelors of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology, East Coast Polytechnic Institute (ECPI), Richmond, Virginia (2019)
Masters of Science in Systems Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio (2022)
Instructor, Department of Behavioral Sciences, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado (June 2022 – Present)
Honors & Awards
Air and Space Commendation Medal (5 oak leaf clusters)
Air and Space Achievement Medal
AF Good Conduct Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
Developmental Special Duty Ribbon
Research and Scholarly Interests
Model-Based Systems Engineering
Human Factors Integrations
Systems Integrations into Energy Infrastructures
Earley, James M., “Improving Task-operator Analysis for Training through the Integration of Human Learning Taxonomies and Systems Engineering Models” (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 5395.