Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) James “Coop” Cooper is the Extended Reality (XR) Division Head at Design Interactive, Inc. He has over 33 years of military experience. Over the course of his military career, James implemented Air Force Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) policy and compatibility standards. He spent most of his career ensuring special mission aircraft teams were combat ready to meet our Nation’s needs. Additionally, James has also worked with coalition partners to modernize and develop their militaries. This included managing Foreign Military Sales at the U.S. Embassy in Manama, Bahrain, assisting the Polish Air Force establish jet fighter maintenance practices, and coordinating international military operations in the Horn of Africa. James uses his extensive experience in modeling and simulation and knowledge of military maintenance operations to ensure innovative solutions and cutting-edge job aids are developed to meet both user and stakeholders’ requirements.