District 1
Dr. James F. Holden-Rhodes

Contact Information:
Phone: (505) 235-5628
Email: jholden-rhodes@sandovalcountynm.gov

Serving the residents of the Town of Bernalillo, Village of Placitas, Eastern Rio Rancho, Algodones, Pueblo of Sandia, Budaghers, Santo Domingo, Pena Blanca, Town of Cochiti Lake and La Madera

About Commissioner Dr James F. Holden-Rhodes

Dr. Holden-Rhodes served as Assistant Operations Officer for the CP3/Rapid Reaction Team, Air Force Research Laboratory. He was as a key Mentor in the Kirtland Air Force Base Junior Force Council TIgER program; and, at Space Countermeasures Hands-On Program [SpaceCHOP] At SpaceCHOP, the KAFB Teams won the AFRL Commander’s Cup Challenge three consecutive years by developing and field testing in competition with Wright-Patterson Air Force base, rapid prototype projects: vehicle stopper, long endurance UAS, Tagging and Tracking of humans and vehicles, Sensor systems for high mountain valley’s.

He has 20+ years of seasoned experience in Intelligence, Intelligence Operations, and operations issues in the national security arena. He is a combat-tested USMC Infantry/ Reconnaissance Officer thrice decorated for actions under fire. As the first non-traditional Post Doctoral Fellow at LANL [Joint appointment: Center for National Security Studies & Military Systems Analysis and Simulation Group, A-5]. he worked on unconventional nuclear issues, terrorism/counterterrorism, special operations, command and control, and force projection.

Involved in the world of terrorism/counter-terrorism long before terror was recognized as a primary threat to this country, he served as the Team Chief, Latin America, 9001st Military Intelligence Detachment [Terrorism Counteraction]. [It was this group that coined the term “narco-terrorism”]. This experience led to a “boots on the ground” assignment at Quarry Heights, Panama as the Counter Drug Intelligence Team Leader for LANL/US Southern Command; and, the identification and tracking of coca growing and cocaine production sites, and, transshipment routes to the United States.

A pioneer in the development and application of Open Source Intelligence [OSINT] he is the author of the award-winning book, Sharing the Secrets-Open Source Intelligence and the War on Drugs. An accomplished, frequently published writer/author he also wrote and co-edited the Intelligence in Terrorism Counteraction Manual/ Course for the US Army Intelligence Center and School. He is the author of Smart and Faithful Force-Henry Clay Cochrane and the United States Marine Corps, 1861-1905.

Dr. Holden-Rhodes has lectured and taught at the National Drug Intelligence Center, National Security Agency, Central Intelligence Agency, Western European Union, Paris, France, University of New Mexico, New Mexico Highlands University, New Mexico State University, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He created and served as the Director, Intelligence Studies, NMSU. There, students were trained at the undergraduate and graduate level in analytical techniques prior to joining the US Intelligence Community. He was selected as the 2009 Outstanding Intelligence Studies Teacher by the International Association for Intelligence Education [IAFIE].

He led contractual work as a Project Manager for US Army Intelligence and Security Command [INSCOM] dealing with the monitoring, collection, and analysis/synthesis of OSINT production dealing with the policies and actions of nine Middle Eastern countries vis-à-vis their responses to United States operations in Iraq. He also served as the Senior OSINT Analyst for the Food and Drug Administration/New Mexico State University project for food safety and bio-terrorism issues.

Dr. Holden-Rhodes serves as a Blue & Gold Officer, United States Naval Academy, working with young men and women who are aspiring to attend a military service academy. He serves on the Congressional Service Academy Nomination Boards for Senator Tom Udall and Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham.

District #1

Beginning at the intersection of Santa Fe Hills Blvd and State Hwy 44 (Hwy 550)
State Hwy 44 (Hwy 550) SoutheastSanta Ana Pueblo Boundary
Santa Ana Pueblo Boundary East, North, West San Felipe Pueblo Boundary and power line
power line West. North, and East I-25
I-25NortheastArroyo de San Francisco
Arroyo de San Francisco
SouthSan Felipe Pueblo Boundary
San Felipe Pueblo Boundary East, North Santo Domingo Pueblo Boundary
Santo Domingo Pueblo Boundary
West, North, East Rio Grande
Rio Grande NorthState Hwy 22
State Hwy 22 NorthUnnamed fence line
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Unnamed gullyWestUnnamed ridge line
Unnamed ridge lineNorthwestCochiti Pueblo Boundary
Cochiti Pueblo BoundaryNorth, East Rio Grande
Rio GrandeNortheastSandoval County Boundary
Sandoval County BoundarySouth, WestAlbuquerque Riverside Drain
Albuquerque Riverside DrainNorthBernalillo Riverside Drain
Bernalillo Riverside DrainNorthCorrales Main Canal
Corrales Main CanalWestRio Grande
Rio GrandeNorthArroyo de la Barranca
Arroyo de la BarrancaWestRio Rancho Blvd (Hwy 528)
Rio Rancho Blvd (Hwy 528)NortheastEnchanted Hills Dr
Enchanted Hills DrNorthwestSanta Fe Hills Blvd
Santa Fe Hills BlvdNorthState Hwy 44 (Hwy 550)
Ending at the intersection of Santa Fe Hills Blvd and State Hwy 44 (Hwy 550)