Kenneth Lee Meyer

Military Professor Strategy and Policy Department
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Ken Meyer is a Department of State faculty advisor to the U.S. Naval War College. He has served overseas in Cambodia, China, the Czech Republic, Iraq, Italy, Japan, and Slovakia, and has coordinated extensively with the military on issues ranging from disaster response to economic assistance to policy formulation. He has published three papers on pandemics, climate change, and urbanization. He graduated from the College of Naval Warfare in 2019 and also has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from The Ohio State University, an M.S. in management from Purdue University, and an M.A. in history from the University of Cincinnati.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign Policy
  • Leadership

Professional Highlights


Management Officer, U.S. Tri-Mission Italy

Led Department of State logistics coordination for the Sigonella lily pad as part of Operation Allies Refuge.

Chair of Covid-19 Task Force

Led the Tri-Mission Italy Interagency Covid-19 Task Force to develop contingency and workforce planning.

Graduated from the U.S. Naval War College

Graduated with distinction from the College of Naval Warfare and received Honorable Mention for the Admiral Richard G. Colbert Memorial Prize.


M.A., U.S. Naval War College, 2019, National Security and Strategic Studies

M.A., University of Cincinnati, 2001, History

M.S., Purdue University, 1996, Management

B.S., The Ohio State University, 1994, Mechanical Engineering

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