Jim Birdseye is a retired US Army Officer. He served in Korea, Germany, and various other U.S. assignments. He retired as a disabled veteran; he received a B.A. in History and Geology from Virginia Tech, a M.S. in International Relations from Troy University and an M.A. and PhD in Military and Naval History from The University of Alabama.
Jim served in the Infantry and Transportation Corps and worked as a strategic and operational planner. He has written numerous articles on Military History and War gaming, and currently teaches at Augusta State University, in Augusta, GA, where he lives with his wife, Debbie and their children.
Jim has served on various boards including HMGS East, HMGS Mid-South, Rhineland Confederation of Wargamers, and local civic organizations. Birdseye also has directed a number of conventions including Manheim-Con, Rhine-Con, Highland Games, Siege of Augusta and various HMGS events. He does simulation demonstrations for colleges, middle and high schools, and veterans groups. He loves to share his hobby with students and anyone interested in military History.
Jim's son, Scott, has also developed a number of games for conventions including “the OJ Game.”