Director of Operations
Mojave Air and Space Port
John Himes brings 30 years of experience building and leading military, government, and civilian operations and airport teams to success through development and implementation of training, tactics, and procedures. John leads Mojave’s Air Traffic Control, Security, and Aircraft Rescue Firefighting services in a dynamic operating environment integrating civilian test flight, commercial space, Department of Defense (DoD) aircraft, film industry, general aviation, rocket engine tests, and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operations. His previous experience includes DoD liaison work with the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration, and other federal and local law enforcement agencies. John retired from the military after 28 years of service and earning a Bachelor of Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Master Public Administration from American Military University.