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USS Tripoli (LHA-7)

Captain Kevin P. Meyers USN

Native of Baltimore, Maryland, Captain Meyers received his commission through the Enlisted Commissioning Program and graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1994. Prior to receiving his commission, he served six years as an Interior Communications Electrician with sea tours aboard USS PHILADELPHIA (SSN 690) and USS MARYLAND (SSBN 738).

His Division Officer tours included First Lieutenant in USS STETHEM (DDG 63) and Auxiliaries Officer in USS PELELIU (LHA 5). Captain Meyers completed Department Head tours as Weapons Control Officer and Combat Systems Officer aboard USS HIGGINS (DDG 76) and USS BENFOLD (DDG 65), where he participated in the first DDG Sea Swap. During Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, HIGGINS launched 31 Tomahawk missiles and participated in the clearance of the Kahr Abd Allah waterway. In February 2006, he reported to USS HARPERS FERRY (LSD 49) as Executive Officer.

Tours ashore included Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific, the Naval War College where he completed his Joint Professional Military Education Phases I and II, the Joint Chiefs of Staff J-5 (Iraq Division), the Force Readiness Officer for Commander Naval Surface Forces Pacific, and most recently the Executive Officer for Surface Warfare Officers School.

Captain Meyers commanded USS GREEN BAY (LPD 20) for her maiden deployment and was the commissioning CO of USS SAN DIEGO (LPD 22).

His awards include the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and various unit and service awards.

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