Commanding Officer (July 31, 2015 - Present)
CAPT Carl W. Meuser
Commanding Officer

Captain Meuser was reared in Manchester, Oklahoma, and enlisted in the Navy in 1986. Designated a Navy Journalist, he served at the Navy Broadcasting Detachment in Keflavik, Iceland, and as the Independent Duty Journalist in USS PORTLAND (LSD 37). In 1988, he was awarded a NROTC scholarship to the University of Oklahoma where he graduated and was commissioned in 1991.

Since commissioning, Captain Meuser has served at sea in USS O’BRIEN (DD 975) as Electrical Officer, Main Propulsion Assistant and Strike Officer; as Officer-in-Charge of Afloat Planning Systems Team Two attached to Cruiser-Destroyer Group One, embarked on USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64); as Weapons Officer/Combat Systems Officer, USS PORT ROYAL (CG 73); as Executive Officer, USS ANTIETAM (CG 54); as Assistant Operations and Plans Officer for Commander, Carrier Strike Group Seven, embarked USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76); as Commanding Officer, USS HIGGINS (DDG 76); and as Surface Operations/Operations Officer, Commander, Carrier Strike Group Seven, embarked USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76).

Ashore, Captain Meuser attended the Naval War College and served two tours on the staff of the Commander, U.S. Naval Surface Forces, Pacific Fleet.

He is a trusty Golden Shellback and is a member of The Order of Magellan.
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