Executive Officer
Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Hawaii
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Cmdr. Michael K. Meador

Executive Officer, Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Hawaii

03 June 2021
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Executive Officer, NIOC Hawaii
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VIRIN: 210603-N-N0798-1002
 Cmdr. Michael Meador is a native of Wheaton, IL.  He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in History in 2003 and commissioned into the Surface Warfare Officer community.  Cmdr. Meador received a Master’s in Cybersecurity from the University of Maryland and JPME Phase I  from the Air Command and Staff College.  He holds a Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification.        
 
He qualified Surface Warfare Officer while in USS Cowpens (CG-63) from 2003-05, as a part of Forward Deployed Naval Forces in Japan.  His second afloat tour was in USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93) from 2005-07, where he deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom - Philippines, before volunteering for an Individual Augmentation in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  While in Baghdad from 2006-07, he served as Battalion Electronic Warfare and Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Officer.  From 2007-10 CDR Meador served on the staff of OPNAV N2N6 as the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) and UHF Follow-On Requirements Officer before laterally transferring into the Cryptologic Warfare Officer community.  
 
As a Cryptologic Warfare Officer, he served at Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Maryland from 2010 to 2013.  In 2013, he deployed to a combat zone as OIC of a joint and coalition team.  Cmdr. Meador screened for Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Tactical Information Operations (TIO) and served as the NSW Group FOUR TIO Officer/Deputy N2 from 2013-16, where he supported and deployed for worldwide operations.  From 2016-18, he served as the FIFTH Fleet Cryptologic Resource Coordinator and Deputy Chief of Collections, supporting named and contingency operations, including strikes against Syria and in Yemen.  From 2018-20 Cmdr. Meador was Commander, Task Group  THREE for Task Force Pacific (TF-P) and Director, N9A at NIOC Hawaii, deploying Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) forces throughout the USINDOPACOM Area of Responsibility.  From 2020-21, he led the DCO and DODIN Cells for TF-P/USINDOPACOM Cyber Operations Integrated Planning Element (CO-IPE). 
 
Cmdr. Meador is currently Deputy Commander CTF-1070 and Executive Officer for NIOC Hawaii. 
 
His personal decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, and other personal, service, unit, and campaign awards.  

 

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