USS ARLEIGH BURKE


Commander Thomas E. Myers
Executive Officer

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Commander Thomas E. Myers is a native of Hampton, SC. He graduated from Norfolk State University in 1996. He received his Masters of Business Administration from Troy University.

Commander Myers began his first sea duty assignment in USS THORN (DD 988) where he served as Antisubmarine Warfare Officer. Subsequent sea assignments included: Main Propulsion Assistant in USS NASHVILLE (LPD-17), Combat Systems and Weapons Officer in USS MITSCHER (DDG-57). While on MITSCHER, Commander Myers was recognized as the COMDESRON TWO TWO Tactician of the Year and the ship received the Battle Effectiveness award and Golden Anchor award for retention. Commander Myers served as the Executive Officer on board USS MONTEREY (CG 61). He completed the ship’s maiden Ballistic Missile deployment in support of the President’s Phase Adaptive Approach to the Ballistic Missile defense of Europe.

Commander Myers’ shore and staff assignments include tours as an Operational Test Director for Commander Operational Test and Evaluation Force, as a Maritime OPS Planner for US Joint Forces Command in the Joint Enabling Capabilities Command.

Commander Myers is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College and the Joint Forces Staff College. His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Forces Commendation Medal, Joint Forces Achievement Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (with two gold stars), Navy Achievement Medal, Outstanding Civilian Volunteer Medal, and various unit, campaign, and service awards.