John C. Meyer, Select One

Capt. (ret.), U.S. Navy

Deputy Dean College of Leadership and Ethics
John C Meyer photo

Biography

John Meyer, a native of Ocean Grove, New Jersey, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science degree, and began a 30-year career as Navy officer. He is married to the former Karen J. Francis of Spring Lake, New Jersey. They have two children, Kristin and Steven, and two granddaughters, Ashlee and Elisabeth.

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil War
  • Cold War
  • Desert Storm
  • Ethics
  • Leadership
  • Surface Warfare
  • UNCLOS
  • WWII

Professional Highlights

2017

Deputy Dean Leadership and Ethics

He advises senior Navy leaders on leader development and ethics of the profession. He coordinates and facilitates research efforts and new initiatives to advance the Navy’s approach to developing its people. Flag officer development, 2 Star/SES Leadership Course.
2006

Assistant Dean for Leadership and Ethics

Primary responsibility for ethics and leader development in the Navy. Stockdale student research group studied operational level leadership. NWC Professional Military Ethics Program, Navy Leader Development Strategy, Navy Leader Development Framework, Leader Development Continuum Council.
2004

Operations Researcher and Analyst, Northrop Grumman Defense Mission Systems

Conducted research on Joint warfare simulation, a concept for a new generation of U.S. Navy cruisers, and developed an organizational architecture for NWC in the area of leadership and ethics.
2002

Chief of Staff/Deputy to the President, U.S. Naval War College

Leadership role over all mission support activities, administrative command over military staff and faculty, supported PNWC in deputy role.
2002

Concepts Director, Navy Warfare Development Command

Led a team in the concept development for the Littoral Combat Ship, and Navy/Marine Corps Seabasing. Participated in numerous war games and fleet exercises.
2000

Chief of Staff, Commander Carrier Group THREE

CARL VINSON Battle Group/Commander Task Force FIFTY combat operations in Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.
1998

Commander, Destroyer Squadron NINE

Responsible for seven ship destroyer squadron.
1994

Director, Command Leadership School

Selected by the CNO, he served as the Inaugural Director of the Command Leadership School, responsible for the development and presentation of the Command Leadership Course, the Advanced Officer's Leadership Course, and the Command Spouse Leadership Course.
1992

Commanding Officer, USS HEWITT (DD-966)

Homeported in Yokosuka, Japan. Western Pacific, Indian Ocean, and Arabian Gulf operations. Conducted combat operations during Operation DESERT STORM/SOUTHERN WATCH. Ship awarded U.S. SEVENTH Fleet ASW Award for 1993/4.
1990

Combat Systems Staff, Command Training Department, Surface Warfare Officers School Command

Lead combat systems instructor in the Major Command and Commander Command courses.

Education

M.A., U.S. Naval War College, National Security and Strategic Studies

M.A., University of Rhode Island, Marine Affairs

B.S, U.S. Naval Academy

Related Credentials

Certified Myers\Briggs Type Indicator debriefer

Certified Profiler 360 debriefer

Certified Hogan Leadership Forecast Series debriefer

Awards and Decorations

Legion of Merit
3 gold stars

Bronze Star

Meritorious Service Medal
3 gold stars

Navy Commendation Medal
3 gold stars

Navy Achievement Medal

Meritorious Unit Citation
USS HEWITT

Navy Unit Citation
Commander Carrier Group THREE

External Memberships and Associations

Naval Academy
Alumni Association

Naval War College
Alumni Association

Rhode Island Saltwater
Anglers Association

News, Media, & Events

U.S. Naval War College Graduation: November 2018

Nov. 14, 2018
12:00 p.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

The Year of the Gray Wolf: The Rise of Turkey’s New Ultranationalism

Jul. 16, 2018
War On The Rocks
Article Publication

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