Full Name
James Dillon
Job Title
Special Assistant
Department of Defense (Washington Headquarters Services)
Speaker Bio
James Dillon first entered public service in 1988, serving as an Infantry Rifleman in a counter-terrorism unit. Throughout his 24-year career, Mr. Dillon served as Naval Flight Officer and budget analyst. He served as a speechwriter to two Secretaries of Defense, a Secretary of the Navy, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and various other senior officials. Mr. Dillon also served as an adjunct Professor of Ethics and Leadership for the Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University for six years.

Upon retiring, Mr. Dillon began work for RGS, Inc., a professional services firm in Northern Virginia. Upon retiring from the Navy, James transitioned into training and development, overhauling talent management programs for Naval Sea Systems Command and the Department of the Treasury. Lamenting leaving the DoD for a civilian agency, James returned to the Washington Headquarters Services, a DoD agency, where he serves as a Talent Acquisition Manager, a combination of recruiter and workforce planner.
James Dillon