James Daniel graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2009 double majoring in Chinese and economics. As a cadet, James spent a semester abroad at Peking University in Beijing, China. He received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the armor branch. Upon finishing training, James was assigned to the 4th Infantry Division, where he deployed to Maysan Province in southeastern Iraq as a platoon leader from 2010-2011. After serving as a platoon leader and concluding a period of staff time, James was assigned to Korea. Most recently, he served in the Korean Demilitarized Zone at Panmunjom Truce Village. At Yale, James studies political economy, globalization, diplomacy, and is continuing to hone his language skills. Following graduation, he will continue to serve the Army as a Chinese language instructor in West Point's Department of Foreign Languages.