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Chief of Staff


Chief of Staff, United States Army
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Colonel Anthony Meador is a native of Galax, Virginia. He was commissioned in the U.S. Army’s Medical Service Corps in 1995, after earning a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business from the Virginia Military Institute. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland, University College, a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, and is a certified Project Manager Professional. A graduate of the Initial Rotary Wing Aviation Course, he is qualified on the UH-1 and the UH-60 A/L/M.  

COL Meador’s previous assignments include: Division Chief for Aviation Current Operations and Medevac Systems within DAMO-AV under the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, HQDA, Pentagon; Future Operations Officer, 10th Mountain Division, Ft. Drum, New York; Operations Officer (S3), 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, Ft. Wainwright, Alaska; Operations Officer (S3), 12th Combat Aviation Brigade (Provisional), Ansbach, Germany; Executive Officer, 2nd Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Infantry Division through its transformation to 5-158 General Support Aviation Battalion; Executive Officer, 45th Medical Company (Air Ambulance), Ansbach, Germany; Operations Officer (S3), 56th Medical Evacuation Battalion, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina; Flight Platoon Leader and Flight Operations Officer, 57th Medical Company (Air Ambulance), Ft. Bragg, North Carolina; Executive Officer, C Company, 27th Main Support Battalion and Medical Platoon Leader for the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment (Armor), 1st Cavalry Division, Ft. Hood, Texas. 

COL Meador’s command experience includes serving as Commander, Fox Army Health Center in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, from 2018-2020 and as Commander of the 3-10 Aviation Regiment (Task Force Phoenix), Ft. Drum, New York, where he led the unit to support relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy and deployed the task force to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (2013-2014). While deployed to Afghanistan, the Task Force provided VIP support, air assault, MEDEVAC, direct aerial fire support, and air movements for Regional Command East and North. For these efforts, in 2013, COL Meador’s Task Force was awarded the Ellis D. Parker Award as recognition for the best combat support battalion within the Department of the Army. Previously, COL Meador also commanded C/1-52nd Medical Company (Air Ambulance), Ft. Wainwright, Alaska, where he deployed the company in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Throughout his career, his deployments have  included: Operation Enduring Freedom (2013-2014), Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003, 2004-2005, 2007, 2008-2009) and Stabilization Force, Bosnia (2000-2001). 

COL Meador’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (3 OLC), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (5 OLC), Air Medal (Numeral 7), Combat Action Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, Master Army Aviator Badge, Parachutist’s Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge. He is also a member of the Honorable Order of St. Michael. 

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