An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Executive Officer
Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Hawaii
NIOC Hawaii Menu

Cmdr. Michael K. Meador

Executive Officer, Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Hawaii

03 June 2021
bio photo
Executive Officer, NIOC Hawaii
bio photo
Photo By: Jacky Fisher
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.  |  Navy.MIL  |  |  Navy FOIA  |  DoD Accessibility/Section 508  |  No Fear Act  |  Open Government  |  Plain Writing Act  | 
Veterans Crisis Line  |  VA Vet Center  |   FVAP  |   DoD Safe Helpline  |  Navy SAPR  |  Family Advocacy Program  |  National Domestic Violence Hotline 
Suicide Prevention   |  NCIS Tips  |  Privacy Policy  |  Site Map
  |  Contact Us

Naval Information Forces     |     115 Lake View Parkway     |     Suffolk, VA 23435
Official U.S. Navy Website
Veteran's Crisis Line