Commanding Officer, Marine Aircraft Group 49, Detachment Bravo
Lieutenant Colonel Peter Meyer
Lieutenant Colonel Peter Meyer is a graduate of Roger Williams College, Bristol, Rhode Island where he earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant through Officer Candidates School in 1993. After completing The Basic School, he reported to MATSG Pensacola for flight training. Upon conclusion of T-44 multi-engine flight training in Corpus Christi, TX, he was designated a Naval Aviator in August 1996. Subsequently, he reported to VMGRT-253, MCAS Cherry Point for training in the KC-130.
After completing Fleet Replacement Squadron training in June 1997, 1stLt Meyer reported to VMGR-352, MAG-11, MCAS El Toro where he served as an Adjutant, Ground Training Officer and Flight Duty Officer.
In July 2000, Captain Meyer was transferred to VMGR-252, MAG-14, MCAS Cherry Point where he served as the Future Operations Officer, Flight Duty Officer and Aviation Safety Officer. In December 2001, he deployed to Pakistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In October, 2002 he deployed to Shaikh Isa, Bahrain and supported operations around the Horn of Africa.
In March 2003 Captain Meyer was transferred to VMGRT-253, and served as the Director of Safety and Standardization and as the Operations Officer. During this tour he was promoted to Major and in December 2004, he was reassigned to the Pentagon to serve as the C/KC-130F/R/T/J Requirements Officer for the Director, Air Warfare, Chief of Naval Operations, (N88).
In July 2007, Major Meyer reported to Little Rock Air Force Base for KC-130J conversion training. Upon completion of training, he reported to VMGR-352, MAG-11, MCAS Miramar and served as the squadron’s Aircraft Maintenance Officer. In July 2008, he deployed to Al Asad Airbase, Iraq to serve as the Det Officer-In-Charge of the combined VMGR-352/252 six plane detachment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He re-deployed to Miramar in February 2009 and assumed the duties of the Director of Safety and Standardization and Executive Officer.
He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in August, 2009 and in October 2009, he deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan and served as the Det Officer-In-Charge of the combined VMGR-352/152 six plane detachment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He redeployed to Miramar in June 2010 and received orders to Quantico Virginia to serve as the Head, Senior Leader Management (MMSL) for the Deputy Commandant, Manpower and Reserve Affairs.
Lieutenant Colonel Meyer has completed the Aviation Safety Officer Course, Forward Air Controller Course, Amphibious Warfare and Marine Corps Command and Staff non-resident schools. His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with two Gold Stars, Strike/Flight Air Medal with numeral 10, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal with one Gold Star and the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal with one Gold Star.