James W. Chamberlin

3469 South Otis Court

Lakewood, CO 80227

(303) 916-2151




Owner of Computer Handyman, LLC.  Retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer.  Attorney, special member Alabama State Bar.  Foreign languages: Portuguese, some Polish and Italian.  Lived in Brazil, Thailand, Poland and Italy.  Held top secret security clearance. 


·         Present - Computer Handyman, LLC

o   Web site design and development, including databases.  

o   Hardware and software installation and repair.

o   Design, setup and maintenance of small networks.

o   QuickBooks bookkeeping for small businesses.

·         1999 -2006 Z-Axis Corporation

o   Courtroom computer support for Z-Axis during large trials in New York, Washington, Pittsburgh, St. Paul and other cities; performed alpha and beta testing of new versions of Z-Axis Corporation’s computer presentation program for trials. 

·         1998 Texaco

o   Accounting.  Handled cash accounts and receivables for Texaco Trading and Transportation in Denver.  Developed cash monitoring database in Microsoft Access.  Maintained accounts for a multimillion-dollar program of gasoline sales in Microsoft Excel.

·         1973-1997 U.S. Department of State 

o   1995-1997 American Embassy, Rome, Italy -- Chief of the Science Office.  Responsible for negotiations with the Italian Government on bilateral and European Union matters when Italy held the presidency of the EU, including Europe's role in stopping North Korean nuclear proliferation, a fisheries dispute over Italy's use of driftnets, and US-Italy space cooperation, including a module for the space station. 

o   1992-1995 American Embassy, Warsaw, Poland -- Science Counselor.  Administered U.S.-Polish fund supporting over 300 science projects with an annual budget of over $3 million.  Member of the board of the Polish Ecofund, which funded $10 million in environmental projects.  Prepared for and participated in President Clinton's visit to Poland. 

o   1990-1992 U.S. Department of State Office of Environment, Health and Conservation ‑- Deputy Director.  Managed an office of 8 scientific and foreign policy professionals, including Ph.Ds. and an M.D.  Responsible for international policy on living things, including forests, endangered species and human health.

o   1988-1990 U.S. Department of State Office of Proliferation Affairs -- Deputy Director.   Responsible for enforcing and expanding the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), the main agreement limiting missile proliferation.

o   1986-1988 American Embassy, Brasilia, Brazil -- Senior Science Officer.  Responsible for policy on nuclear non-proliferation, the environment, including the Amazon, and science cooperation. 

o   1984-1986 American Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand -- Computer Systems Manager.  Responsible for 100+ State Department users on PCs and Wang minicomputers, plus oversight of other US Government computer systems in Thailand, with about 500 users.

o   1982-1984 Arms Control & Disarmament Agency -- Staff officer.  Responsible for arms control implications of NASA's civilian space activities and the military's space activities, including President Reagan’s “Star Wars.” 

o   1979-1982 U.S. Department of State Office of Strategic and Nuclear Intelligence Analysis -- Staff Officer.  Responsible for analysis of intelligence relating to nuclear non-proliferation, and high-tech military developments in the Soviet Union.  Prepared for and participated in initial negotiations to create the MTCR.  

o   1977-1979 U.S. Department of State Office of Brazilian Affairs -- Assistant Brazil Desk Officer.  Responsible for Brazilian affairs in Washington.  Prepared materials for a visit by President Reagan to Brazil. 

o   1976-1977 U.S. Department of State Office of Current Intelligence -- Staff Officer.  Monitored current intelligence reports, alerting senior officials as necessary.  Prepared a daily summary of intelligence reports for the Secretary of State.  

o   1974-1976 American Consulate General, Sao Paulo, Brazil -- Consular Officer.  Issued visas and passports.  Cared for American citizens under arrest or in other trouble. 

o   1973-1974 U.S. Department of State – New officer orientation.  Portuguese language training.

·         1972- 1973 Veterans Administration -- Attorney.  VA Board of Veterans Appeals.


B.A., Mathematics, Principia College, Elsah, Illinois, 1967

J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1972

Foreign Service Institute, Washington, DC.  Portuguese language training, 1973

Foreign Service Institute, Washington, DC.  Computer systems manager training, 1984

Foreign Service Institute, Washington, DC.  Polish language training, 1993

American Embassy Rome. Italian language training. 1996


U.S. Army 1968-1970.  Artillery fire direction, DMZ of South Vietnam, 1969-1970


Army Commendation Medal, 1970

Vietnam Service Medal, 1970

U.S. Department of State Meritorious Honor Award, 1981

U.S. Department of State Meritorious Honor Award, 1990


Alabama State Bar (special member), American Foreign Service Association (AFSA), Diplomatic and Consular Officers, Retired (DACOR), Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST)


Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X, and Linux operating systems, HTML, PHP, MySQL, Word, Excel, Access, WordPress.


E-mail: jwchamberlin@gmail.com or jimmy@compuhandyman.com

Web: https://www.compuhandyman.com/

Blog: https://compuhandyman.wordpress.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-chamberlin-8aaa144/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/compuhandyman

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/compuhandyman

Home phone: (303) 989-2409