Lieutenant Commander Matthew J. Meeks
Lieutenant Commander Meeks was born and raised in California. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1995 and served as an Electronics Warfare Technician in USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62) and at Joint Interagency Task Force South, Key West, Florida. He promoted to Chief Petty Officer in 2002 and commissioned as a Surface Warfare Officer through NROTC at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007.
At sea, he served as the Plans and Tactics Officer in USS STOUT (DDG 55) and Communications Officer, Main Propulsion Assistant, and Assistant Operations Officer in USS MCINERNEY (FFG 8).
Ashore, LCDR Meeks served as Office of Naval Intelligence Senior Military Analyst and was the COMUSNAVCENT Liaison via CCSG-10 to the Combined Air and Space Operations Center at Al Udeid AFB in Qatar, UAE.
LCDR Meeks holds a BA in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University and a MS in Systems Engineering Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School. His personal awards include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, and Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medals.