2013-01-09 / Local & State

Meyer Commissioned Ensign In U.S. Navy


Pictured above is Matthew Meyer being commissioned as an ensign in the United States Navy Pictured above is Matthew Meyer being commissioned as an ensign in the United States Navy Matthew Meyer, son of Warfordsburg residents Ray and Ann Meyer, graduated from the Pennsylvania State University and was commissioned as an ensign in the United States Navy, December 22. He and his wife, Joy, will travel to Pensacola, Fla., where he will begin naval flight training at the end of January.

Meyer completed his studies in biological engineering and received a Bachelor of Science degree at the Penn State’s fall commencement ceremonies held at the Bryce Jordan Center. Commissioning was held in a private ceremony on the football field inside Beaver Stadium.

Meyer’s cousin, naval Cmdr. Dennis Klein, officiated at the ceremony.

Meyer, formerly a nuclear machinist mate assigned to the submarine USS Hampton, in San Diego, Calif., enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 2006. In 2010, he was accepted into the Navy’s Seaman to Admiral Program, a program that enables naval enlisted members to receive their college degree and become naval officers.

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