COL (R.) John McLaughlin

John E. McLaughlin currently  serves as a consultant on strategic, operational and tactical C4I. Prior to this role, he most recently served as the Director of C4 Operations, United States Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida responsible to operate and defend the SOF Information Environment (SIE) in support of global SOF operations.   

Throughout his career, John has served in several key command, leadership and staff positions both CONUS and OCONUS.  His assignments included deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Haiti in addition to forward stationing in countries such as Korea and Panama. 

Since retiring in late 2017, John has established his own independent consulting and keynote speaking firm, IPR Consulting LLC, specializing in Enterprise Operations and defense, Cyber Security, Electromagnetic Warfare, Satellite Operations, NETOPS and other C4I related areas.