Navy Flag Officer Biography

Rear Admiral George E. Mayer

Commander, Naval Safety Center

Rear Admiral George E. Mayer 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, Carrier Air Wing Seven, and Carrier Group Eight. 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, Fla.; Spanish Command and Staff College in Madrid, Spain; and the U.S. Naval War College where he obtained a master ’s degree.

Rear Adm. Mayer’s previous assignment was Commander, Navy Region South/Chief of Naval Air Training. He assumed his current assignment as Commander, Naval Safety Center, in August 2005.

Rear Adm. Mayer ’s 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: 6 October 2005