Lieutenant Commander Megan Meador was commissioned as a Submarine Officer as part of the integrating class of women on Submarines. She completed nuclear power training and the Submarine Officer Basic Course in 2011 and reported to USS OHIO (GOLD) SSGN 726. While on USS OHIO (GOLD) LCDR Meador served as Electrical Assistant, Chemical and Radiological Control Assistant, and Tactical Systems Officer and stood watch at various watch stations during several missions vital to national security. LCDR Meador earned her submarine Warfare Officer qualification in February 2013 and qualified as Engineering Officer in January 2014. Following sea duty, LCDR Meador served as Intelligence Analysis Officer in the Operational Support Branch of OPNAV N2N6F, as well as Deputy Executive Assistant to the Director, Warfare Integration (N2N6F). While at OPNAV, LCDR Meador was selected for lateral transfer as an Intelligence Officer and completed the Naval Intelligence Officer Basic Course as the honor graduate.
Her tours as an Intelligence Officer include the Office of Naval Intelligence as a Transnational Threats Watch Officer, Senior Watch Officer, and Fleet Engagement Officer; Navy Support Group South in San Antonio as the Training Branch Chief and a collector; and Navy Expeditionary Intelligence Command as Operations Officer. She is currently serving as Executive Officer at the Naval Ice Center in Suitland, MD.
LCDR Meador is a native of Chesapeake, VA and graduated from North Carolina State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, focusing on Green Chemistry, and a minor in Naval Science; she received her commission through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps.
LCDR Meador’s awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), and various personal, unit, and service awards.