Resolution J1577-2013

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

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

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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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