Military Bios

Rear Admiral George E. Mayer:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Chief of Naval Air Training Commander, Navy Region South
A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Rear Admiral Mayer graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in June 1975 and was designated a naval aviator at Naval Air Station Meridian, Miss., in December 1976.
Rear Adm. Mayer flew A-7 Corsairs with the "Dambusters" of VA-195, the VA-25 "Fist of the Fleet", the "Flying Eagles" of VA-122 as an instructor pilot and the "Gunslingers" of VA-105 as a department head. He transitioned to the F/A-18 Hornet for his command tour with the "Rampagers" of VFA-83. Other command tours include VFA-106, the East Coast F/A-18 fleet replacement squadron, and Carrier Air Wing Seven.
Rear Adm.Mayer has accumulated over 4,000 flight hours and has logged more than 1,000 carrier arrested landings.
Shore duty assignments also include tours in Washington, D.C., as Executive Assistant to the Chief of Legislative Affairs and as the Light Attack/Strike Fighter Junior Officer Detailer; Deputy Director of Operations, United States Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida; Spanish Command and Staff College in Madrid, Spain; and the U.S. Naval War College where he obtained a master's degree.
Rear Adm. Mayerís most recent assignment was as Commander, Carrier Group Eight.
Rear Adm. Mayerís personal decorations include Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and various unit and service awards.
Updated: 10 September 2003


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