RDML John F. Meier
COMMANDER, CARRIER STRIKE GROUP 10
Rear Admiral John F. Meier, a native of Export, Pennsylvania, graduated from United States Naval Academy in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering. He completed flight training in Beeville, TX and was “winged” as a Naval Aviator in August 1988.
Meier’s operational assignments include VAQ-141, CVW-2, VAQ-128, and Executive Officer onboard the USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN-75), during which the command was recognized with the 2008, 2009 & 2010 Battle “E” and the 2009 Safety “S.” Command tours include VAQ-136, earning the Safety “S” and Battle “E” in 2004 as well as the 2005 Retention Excellence award; USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44), earning the 2011 Battle “E” ; and most recently PCU GERALD R. FORD (CVN-78) earning the 2014 & 2015 Retention Excellence awards.
Meier’s shore assignments include tours at VAQ-129, where he was recognized as the Instructor Pilot of the Year in 1995; EA-6B Placement Officer at Navy Personnel Command; Senior Operations Officer and Emergency Actions Officer on the CJCS staff in the National Military Command Center; Requirements Officer for the EA-18G at OPNAV N88; ACOS Force Readiness Officer at Commander, Naval Air Forces; and the Assistant Commander, Navy Personnel Command for Career Management (PERS-4).
Meier has participated in operations around the world since DESERT STORM, Lead Southern Partnership Station and built the crew and culture of the USS GERALD R. FORD (CVN-78) as her first Commanding Officer. He has accumulated over 4,000 flight hours and 675 carrier landings. His decorations include the Legion of Merit (4) and various other personal and unit level awards.
Meier assumed command of Carrier Strike Group 10 in March 2018