Acuity International has named James Mehta as Chief Security Officer. In this role, Mr. Mehta is responsible for identifying, developing, implementing and managing Acuity’s global security strategies and programs.
Mr. Mehta brings more than 27 years of experience as a commissioned officer and special agent resolving criminal/fraud, counterintelligence, physical security, terrorism, cybersecurity, and insider threats. Most recently, he served as the director of Strategic Programs and Requirements for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), where he provided policy, training, and assessments for criminal, fraud, and counterintelligence programs, and specialized investigative services. He served in various roles with AFOSI, including as the commander of AFOSI Region 6, based at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Prior to that, he was assigned to the Joint Staff as the Chief, Anti-Terrorism and Force Protection, where he developed anti-terrorism and security policies for the U.S. Department of Defense to protect military operations and personnel worldwide.
Mr. Mehta earned an M.S. in national security strategy from the National War College; an M.A. in national security affairs and Middle East regional affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School; and a B.S. in engineering mechanics from the U.S. Air Force Academy. His U.S. Air Force service culminated in multiple leadership roles at the rank of Colonel.
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