James Klein, Lieutenant Commander (retired) joined Nelson Forensics in 2017, following a 23 year career in the United States Coast Guard. During his tenure in the Coast Guard, Mr. Klein led tactical law enforcement teams conducting counter narcotics operations and performed over 4,500 search and rescue operations. Mr. Klein has participated in special operations with NASA and the U.S. Secret Service, directed operations for the national weapons and ammunition division of the Coast Guard, and held operational command of ships in both peacetime and combat, domestically and internationally. He was a maritime search and rescue officer, a maritime law enforcement boarding officer, a small arms instructor, and a close-quarters combat specialist. Additionally, Mr. Klein holds a Merchant Mariners license and is a member of a small group of Coast Guard veterans who have combat experience.
A graduate of the Coast Guard Academy’s Officer Candidate School, Mr. Klein’s leadership and operational prowess have transferred seamlessly to the civilian world with Nelson Forensics. James is well versed in logistics coordination, personnel oversight, orchestrating policy changes, facilities management, and executive updates.