Command Roger Meyer
USS Newport News (SSN 750)
Commander Meyer graduated from Iowa State University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering. He also holds a Master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Utah.
After completing nuclear and submarine training, his sea assignments began in 1994 aboard PCU MAINE (SSBN 741)(BLUE) and USS WEST VIRGINIA (SSBN 736)(GOLD) in Groton, CT and Kings Bay, GA. Subsequent sea tours included service as the navigation and operations officer aboard USS L. MENDEL RIVERS (SSN 686) in Norfolk, VA, USS TENNESSEE (SSBN 734)(BLUE) in Kings Bay, GA and USS HARTFORD (SSN 768) in Groton, CT. He served as executive officer aboard USS CHARLOTTE (SSN 766) in Norfolk, VA and Pearl Harbor, HI. Commander Meyer served as the commanding officer of USS MIAMI (SSN 755) in Groton, CT.
At his shore assignments, Commander Meyer served as the Associate Professor of Naval Science at the Naval Reserve Officer Training Unit, University of Utah, in Salt Lake City, UT, on the staff of the Commander Submarine Force, U. S. Atlantic Fleet, Tactical Readiness Evaluation Team, and as Executive Assistant to the Deputy and Chief of Staff U.S. Pacific Fleet.
During his tour as commanding officer of USS MIAMI (SSN 755), the ship earned the Submarine Squadron 4 Tactical “T”, Navigation “N” awards and the Navy Expeditionary Medal in support of three missions vital to national security in the EUCOM AOR in 2011.