J1577

Honoring Lieutenant Colonel Peter M. Meyer upon the occasion of his retirement from the United States Marine Corps

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J1577


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Lieutenant Colonel Peter M. Meyer upon
the occasion of his retirement from the United States Marine Corps after
20 years of distinguished and honorable service

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body seeks to honor and acknowledge those
individuals whose professional lives, military service and civic endeav-
ors serve to enhance the stature of the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, For the past 20 years, Lieutenant Colonel Peter M. Meyer has
rendered faithful, conscientious and valuable military service to the
United States Marine Corps and the Nation; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Lieutenant
Colonel Peter M. Meyer upon the occasion of his retirement from the
United States Marine Corps after 20 years of distinguished and honorable
service; this auspicious occasion will be celebrated on Saturday, May 4,
2013, at a Change of Command and Retirement Ceremony to be held at
Marine Corps Hangar, Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, New
York; and
WHEREAS, A graduate of Roger Williams College in Bristol, Rhode
Island, where he earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree, Lieutenant
Colonel Peter M. Meyer was commissioned a Second Lieutenant through
United States Marine Corps Officer Candidates School in 1993; and
WHEREAS, After completing basic school, Lieutenant Colonel Peter M.
Meyer reported to Pensacola, Florida, for flight training and was trans-
ferred to Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, to complete his
training; and
WHEREAS, Lieutenant Colonel Peter M. Meyer was designated a Naval
Aviator in August 1996; subsequently, he reported to VMGRT-253, Marine
Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, for training; after completing Fleet
Replacement Squadron training in June 1997, he reported to VMGR-352,
MAG-11, Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro, California, where he served
as Adjutant, Ground Training Officer and Flight Duty Officer; and
WHEREAS, In July 2000, he was transferred to VMGR-252, MAG-14, Marine
Corp Air Station, Cherry Point, where he served as the Future Operations
Officer, Flight Duty Officer and Aviation Safety Officer; and
WHEREAS, Lieutenant Colonel Peter M. Meyer deployed to Pakistan in
2001 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and one year later, he
deployed to Shaikh Isa, Bahrain, and supported operations around the
Horn of Africa; and
WHEREAS, In March 2003, then Captain Peter M. Meyer was transferred to
VMGRT-253, and served as the Director of Safety and Standardization and
as the Operations Officer; during this tour of duty, he was promoted to
Major and in December 2004, he was reassigned to the Pentagon to serve
as the C/KC-130F/R/T/J Requirements Officer for the Director, Air
Warfare, Chief of Naval Operations (N88); and
WHEREAS, In 2007, then Major Peter M. Meyer reported to Little Rock
Air Force Base for KC-130J conversion training; upon completion of
training, he reported to VMGR-352, MAG-11, Marine Corps Air Station,
Miramar, California, and served as the squadron Aircraft Maintenance
Officer; and
WHEREAS, Lieutenant Colonel Peter M. Meyer deployed to Al Asad Air
Base, Iraq, in 2008, to serve as the Detachment Officer-In-Charge of the
combined VMGR-352/252 six plane detachment in support of Operation Iraqi
Freedom; he redeployed to Miramar in February of 2009, and assumed the
duties of the Director of Safety and Standardization and Executive Offi-
cer, and was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in August 2009; and
WHEREAS, That same year, Lieutenant Colonel Peter M. Meyer deployed to
Kandahar, Afghanistan, and served as the Detachment Officer-In-Charge of

the combined VMGR-352/152 six plane detachment in support of Operation
Enduring Freedom; and
WHEREAS, He redeployed to Miramar in 2010 and then to Quantico, Virgi-
nia, to serve as the Head, Senior Leader Management (MMSL) for the Depu-
ty Commandant, Manpower and Reserve Affairs; and
WHEREAS, On June 4, 2011, Lieutenant Colonel Peter M. Meyer took
command of Marine Aircraft Group 49 Detachment B in Newburgh, New York;
and
WHEREAS, Lieutenant Colonel Peter M. Meyer has completed the Aviation
Safety Officer Course, Forward Air Controller Course, Amphibious Warfare
and Marine Corps Command and Staff non-resident schools; and
WHEREAS, The recipient of numerous awards and decorations, he received
the Meritorious Service Medal with two Gold Stars, Strike/Flight Air
Medal with numeral 10, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with one
Gold Star and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with one Gold
Star; and
WHEREAS, In all his official acts, Lieutenant Colonel Peter M. Meyer
has been governed by a sense of loyalty, duty and honor, that allowed
him to be a natural leader; and
WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his wife, Michelle Guarriello
Meyer, and their daughters, Morgan and Haley, all of whom feel privi-
leged to be a part of his life and rejoice in his achievements; and
WHEREAS, Throughout his extraordinary and outstanding military career,
Lieutenant Colonel Peter M. Meyer has earned the admiration, esteem and
affection of his friends, family and colleagues; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Lieutenant Colonel Peter M. Meyer upon the occasion of his retire-
ment from the United States Marine Corps after 20 years of distinguished
and honorable service to the United States Marine Corps and the Nation;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Lieutenant Colonel Peter M. Meyer.

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  • 26 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 30 / Apr / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 30 / Apr / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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