Michael A. Canavan
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/||United States Army|
|Years of service||1966–2001|
|Commands held|| Joint Special Operations Command|
Special Operations Command, Europe
TRADOC Analysis Command
1st Battalion (A-401), 5th Special Forces Group
Canavan presently sits on the board of defense contractor USfalcon.
Canavan commanded Special Operations Command Europe and the Joint Special Operations Command, and retired after serving as the chief of staff for the United States European Command. In the wake of the September 11 attacks Canavan resigned his position as Associate Administrator for Civil Aviation Security at the FAA amid controversy over Air Marshal assignments to Bush Administration Cabinet members and confidence in his leadership.
Canavan is married to Ambassador Katherine Canavan.
- Rebecca Trexler. "U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Canavan Named to Head FAA Office of Civil Aviation Security". Federal Aviation Administration. Archived from the original on 2012-10-22.
- "USfalcon Biography" (PDF). USfalcon.
- Blake Morrison and Alan Levin (October 11, 2001). "FAA security chief quits over assignment". USA Today.
- Matthew L Wald (October 5, 2001). "A NATION CHALLENGED: THE F.A.A.; Security Chief Leaving Post". New York Times.
- R. W. APPLE Jr (April 5, 1996). "CRASH IN THE BALKANS: THE OVERVIEW;Bad Equipment Tied to Crash, Perry Suggests". New York Times.