Professor of Military Science
On Faculty since 2013
Office: Jenks 202
M.A. Organization Psychology, Columbia University
M.S. Engineering Management, Missouri University of Science and Technology
B.S. Civil Engineering, United States Military Academy
About James Hoyman
Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) James D. Hoyman is a native of Springfield, Virginia. He entered the Army at the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1994 and graduated in May of 1998. As a cadet, he played lacrosse, was active in the Navigators ministry, and involved in the leadership of his cadet company. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers.
Reporting to his first assignment in Fort Lewis, Washington, LTC Hoyman served as a platoon leader in B Company, 168th Engineer Battalion (Combat) in 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. He later volunteered to serve a tour of duty in Korea, filling the Executive Officer billet for C Company, 44th Engineer Battalion.
As a captain, LTC Hoyman served in 130th Engineer Brigade in Germany beginning in 2002. He was the Logistics Officer (S4) as the brigade deployed to Kuwait and Iraq as part of the initial invasion and first year of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Following his 2003 deployment, he transitioned to the 94th Engineer Battalion where he took command of Alpha Company. He commanded the company through the unit’s one year deployment to Mosul, Iraq in 2005.
His next assignment was to the United States Military Academy to serve as a Tactical Officer for Cadet Company H-3. After one year as a TAC, LTC Hoyman exchanged to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO where he became the Air Officer Commanding of Cadet Squadron 33 for two academic years.
In 2011, LTC Hoyman received an assignment to the 326th Engineer Battalion in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Taking the role of battalion executive officer, he deployed for the final six months of Operation New Dawn where the unit served as the final engineer battalion in Iraq. As the unit returned to Fort Campbell, he remained the executive officer for another year and half as the battalion rotated companies through deployment to Afghanistan.
LTC Hoyman is a graduate of the Engineer Basic and Advance Courses, the Combined Arms Service Staff School, and the Command and General Staff College. He is Air Assault qualified, a Sapper Leader Course graduate, a Joint Firepower Course graduate, a Crossfit Level 1 trainer, and a Master Fitness Trainer.
He resides in Wheaton, IL with his family. His wife, Lesley, is a Registered Nurse with medical missions experience in India, Africa, Russia, and Iraq. They have three daughters: Mikah, Paige, and Shayne and also have a young son named Hudson.
Memberships and Professional Societies
- Licensed Professional Engineer from the state of Colorado
- Army Engineer Association
- Society of American Military Engineers