J Russ Briley combines a military background with thirty years in high tech to produce his real-world characters and thrillers. From micro-controllers to industrial automation and IOT (the internet of things), His familiarity with technology covers a wide variety of critical infrastructure from missile guidance to water treatment plants, oil refineries, avionics, ship controls, digital communications, and security systems.
Utilizing his MBA and Computer Science background in both hardware and software engineering, J Russ has had direct working access to multiple Fortune 100 and 500 company executives and designers worldwide, including those from GE, Intel, GM, Martin Marietta, BP Oil, Texas Instruments, and Motorola.
J Russ was a member of the Air Force Academy class of ’79 and the son of a career Air Force Officer. He lived in Guam and India, visiting many foreign countries throughout his life. He received diplomatic corps training from the US government and was trained in photo-reconnaissance.
J Russ currently resides in Virginia.