LTC James G. Lake began his military career in 1992 as an Enlisted Soldier in the Headquarters Company of the 31st Armor Brigade (Bde), Alabama Army National Guard (AL ARNG). He became a Commissioned Officer through Marion Military Institute Army ROTC in 1995. His military education includes the Military Police (MP) Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combined Arms Services Staff School, the Support Operations Course, and the Command & General Staff College - Intermediate Level Education and Advanced Operations and Warfighting Courses; he is presently enrolled in the United States Army War College curriculum. His present assignment in the AL ARNG is as Deputy Commander of the 31st Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Bde in Tuscaloosa, AL. Additionally, LTC Lake concurrently serves as a Logistics Management Specialist at U.S. Army Materiel Command G-3/4, Redstone Arsenal, AL.