James SchmelingJames Schmeling is Managing Director and Co-Founder of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF). Schmeling focuses his work on establishing and maintaining innovative partnerships with members of the Syracuse University community, government partners, NGOs, institutions of higher education and others with a stake in the IVMF’s mission and values. He directly supervises the employment and research agendas for the IVMF. An Air Force veteran, he earned his law degree with distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law and a B.A. in political science with a minor in international studies (Latin America) from Iowa State University.