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.
Acuity’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joe Mignogna, was recently appointed to a three-year term on the National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Acting Secretary.
The National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee is comprised of nine healthcare professional members and five professional mariners. Together they advise the Secretary of Homeland Security on matters relating to medical certification determinations for the issuance of licenses, certification of registry, and merchant mariners’ documents such as medical standards and guidelines, medical examiner education, and medical research. Dr. Joe has served on the committee continuously since 2014, contributing to and leading several task statements, and authoring an article for the U.S. Coast Guard Proceedings magazine devoted to mariner health and wellness.
“It’s really been a pleasure and a professionally rewarding experience working with Coast Guard leadership and the committee’s team of dedicated maritime professionals representing Acuity,” Dr. Mignogna said.
Congratulations Dr. Mignogna on this important recognition.
“As we work toward growing into Acuity this fall, the company is planning further corporate social responsibility initiatives to make real differences globally,” Stalick said. “We welcome partnering with other companies that align with our values of service in the areas of global missions, advanced technology and advanced medical.”