James Stacy Adams was a soldier in the United States Army. He was the senior non-commissioned officer in the 302nd Military Intelligence Battalion, from September 2, 2003, until his unexpected death on January 2, 2004. The 302nd was stationed at Abu Ghraib Prison. During his tenure members of the 372nd Military Police Company, who garrisoned Abu Ghraib, took infamous photos of their abuse of prisoners. Colonel Thomas Pappas, the commanding officer of Stacy's battalion was present during the death in custody of "ghost prisoner" Manadel al-Jamadi.