Cmdr. Ryan W. Meeuf
Hailing from Boise, Idaho, Cmdr. Meeuf graduated from the University of Rochester in 2001, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Meeuf was commissioned through the NROTC program. He was designated a naval aviator in September 2002.
Following completion of initial fleet training, Meeuf reported to the “Proud Warriors” of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42. While a “Proud Warrior,” he deployed multiple times aboard USS Vicksburg (CG 69) supporting Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. He also deployed aboard USS Nicholas (FFG 47). During his tour with HSL-42, Meeuf served as an assistant weapon and tactics instructor and as the squadron quality assurance officer.
In his subsequent shore duty, Meeuf served on the Joint Chiefs of Staff J-2, Intelligence Directorate, Target Operations Division. He graduated from Joint Targeting School and served as a targeting officer supporting multiple combatant commands. During this assignment, Meeuf was selected as the J-2 Company Grade Officer of the Year. While assigned to the J-2, he earned his Master’s in Business Administration from George Washington University.
Following his Joint Staff assignment, Meeuf earned a Master of Science in Information Technology from George Washington University. He subsequently transitioned to the selected reserve and joined the “Jaguars” of HSL-60 in Mayport, Florida. In 2016 the squadron was designated as Helicopter Maritime Strike (HSM) 60. During his tenure with HSM-60, Meeuf has supported multiple operational detachments, joint exercises, and fulfilled multiple department head roles.
Meeuf is authorized to wear the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Battle Effectiveness Award, National Defense Service Medal, the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, and various service awards and ribbons.