Security Director, Aviation & Maritime
John Cauthen joined MedAire in 2018 as the Security Director, Aviation and Maritime. In this capacity, he leads a 24/7 security operation split between centers in the U.S. and UAE. His team delivers key threat intelligence and assistance to aviation industry stakeholders on a global basis. Since 2019, Cauthen has been a member of NBAA’s Security Council and U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s Aviation Domain Intelligence Integration Cell.
Previously, Cauthen managed law enforcement flight operations in Arizona for a major metropolitan police department. He also spent 11 years in the U.S. Navy where he flew helicopters, served on various military staffs to include time with NATO in Afghanistan working with the Afghan Interior Ministry, Afghan National Police, and as a defense and civil exercise program manager for U.S. Coast Guard, prior to retiring from the U.S. Navy Reserve in 2022.
Cauthen holds a Bachelor of Science, Political Science, from the United States Naval Academy as well as a Command and Staff Diploma from the U.S. Naval War College. Additionally, he has advanced degrees in History and Business Administration from American University and Arizona State University, respectively.
Global Security Director, Aviation & Maritime
4722 North 24th Street, Suite 450
Phoenix, AZ 85016