About James

Jamie Tinker

Jamie Tinker

James Tinker is a retired Navy sailor originally from Bangor, Maine, where his family owned a small bookstore. A 25-year career has seen James reach the of Command Master Chief, highest enlisted rank on a warship, and developed him into an experienced public speaker and an accomplished instructor. 

The Day Job is a collection of life lessons and military mentorship written for the general audience. A cross between All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten and The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell, the series offers a rare look at personal and professional development never before shared at length by someone of his rank. This is not about being the CEO of a business, but short essays on the everyday struggles to connect, communicate, and mentor at the most common level. His years of experience making his ship and the people on it successful are now available for you to apply towards your own success.