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CAPTAIN JAMES "GORDIE" MEYER

Captain Gordie Meyer is a native of Glenwood City, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin earning a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Naval Science, and obtained his commission in 1994 through the NROTC program as a Secretary of the Navy Distinguished Graduate. He has also earned a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Stanford University, a Master’s in Business Administration from City University, and is a Graduate of the Wharton Executive Development Program.

Captain Meyer’s first tour was Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) THREE homeported in Port Hueneme, California, were he served as the Engineering Officer, AOIC of detail Norway supporting a NATO exercise and the OIC of Civic Action Team Palau. From 1996-1998, he was assigned as Officer in Charge, Construction Battalion Unit 418 at Submarine Base Bangor, Washington. He then reported to U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba as the Assistant Public Works Officer. In April 2000, Captain Meyer was assigned as Assistant Resident Officer in Charge of Construction at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He then reported as Flag Aide to Commander, Third Naval Construction Brigade and Pacific Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command. In September 2001, he attended Stanford University and obtained a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering. In July 2002, Captain Meyer reported to Sigonella, Sicily, Italy, as Assistant Resident Officer in Charge of Construction working on the Sigonella Recapitalization program. From 2004-2006, he was assigned as the Operations Officer for NMCB 133 homeported in Gulfport, Mississippi, making deployments to Okinawa, Japan and Iraq. He then reported to Commander Navy Installations Command in July 2006 within the N5, Strategy and Future Requirements, Department assigned to implement Navy Region consolidation alignment and the BRAC Joint Basing recommendation. In 2008, he became the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Installations and Facilities) and in 2009 reported as Public Work Officer, Naval Station Rota, Spain. From 2011-2012, Captain Meyer commanded Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 7 deploying to Afghanistan. He was the Base Executive Officer for Construction Battalion Center Gulfport, Mississippi from 2012 to 2014. He then reported as Commander, Thirtieth Naval Construction in Port Hueneme, California. During his tour he deployed as Commander, Combined Joint Civil Military Operations Task Force for Balikatan in the Philippines and Commander, Task Force Forager aboard USNS MILINOCKET for Pacific Partnership 2015. Following his major command tour in 2016 he served as the Operations Officer for NAVFAC Atlantic in Norfolk, Virginia, and then served as Director, Force Maritime Headquarters at Navy Expeditionary Combat Command in Little, Creek Virginia from 2017 to 2020.  Most recently he was the Commander Officer of NAVFAC Hawaii prior to being assigned as Vice Commander, NAVFAC Pacific.  

Captain Meyer is a registered professional engineer in the state of California, a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps, and a qualified Seabee Combat Warfare Officer. His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit (2 awards), Meritorious Service Medal (six awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), and various other individual and unit awards.

Last Updated: 18 November 2022

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