A 1978 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and a northern Virginia native, Vice Adm. Myers most recently served as commander, Naval Air Forces from 2010 to 2012, leading naval aviation during its centennial celebration. Prior to that, he completed two tours in Washington, as director, Warfare Integration/Senior National Representative (OPNAV N8F), and director, Air Warfare Division (OPNAV N88). He also served as commander, Carrier Strike Group Eight, commanding Expeditionary Strike Force 5th Fleet, Combined Task Force 50 and 152, and the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group during an extended deployment in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom 2006/2007. Myers has also previously served in flag tours as the senior military assistant to the secretary of the Navy and deputy director for Requirements, Assessments Division (OPNAV N81D).
He also commanded USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), the Navy’s forward deployed naval forces aircraft carrier, in Yokosuka, Japan, and USS Sacramento (AOE 1), which deployed to the Western Pacific and Persian Gulf with the Constellation Battle Group, and was awarded the Battle "E" and CNO Safety "S" under his command. He also commanded Fighter Squadron (VF) 32, flying F-14 Tomcats aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) while deployed to Bosnia and the Persian Gulf. The squadron also was awarded the Battle "E", the Clifton Award and the Fleet Fighter Adversary Readiness Program Trophy under his command.
Prior squadron and sea tours include: VF-143, VF-14, VF-101 and VF-103. Tours ashore have also included: executive assistant to commander U.S. Fleet Forces; Organizational Policy Branch chief in the Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate, J-5, Joint Staff; deputy executive assistant to the chief of naval operations; chief staff officer, Fighter Wings Atlantic; and deputy special assistant to the chief of naval personnel for flag officer matters. He holds master’s degrees in National Security Affairs from the Naval War College and Salve Regina University.
Myers is currently assigned as deputy chief of Naval Operations, Integration of Capabilities and Resources in Washington.
During his career he has accumulated more than 3,600 flight hours and over 900 arrested landings. Decorations include: Distinguished Service Medal; Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit (eight awards); Meritorious Service Medal (two awards); Air Medal; Joint Service Commendation Medal; Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards) and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), in addition to various campaign and unit awards.