Richard Meador entered the Senior Executive Service in November 2018 as the Executive Director and Deputy to the Commander, White Sands Missile Range. In support of the Commanding General, he is responsible for the overall operations of the base and accomplishment of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command’s technical mission at WSMR.
He previously served with the Defense Information Systems Agency as the Deputy Commander of the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC). He also served in a myriad of technical and leadership positions at JITC - ranging from test officer and systems engineer to program manager and resource management. Prior to joining the JITC, Mr. Meador was a Department of the Army Civilian in the Army Information Systems Engineering Command.
Mr. Meador was commissioned as a Distinguished Military Graduate into the U.S. Army Signal Corps and has served in a number of active duty and reserve positions. His active duty assignments include testing roles with the Army Electronic Proving Ground and the Army Operational Test and Evaluation Agency; operations officer with the Joint Staff; and the Southwest Asia Communications Integrator for Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
As a U.S. Army Reserve officer, Mr. Meador was an operations officer with the Army Information Systems Command; an instructor for the Command and General Staff Officers’ Course; the Executive Officer, and then Commander, of the 10th Battalion, 104th Division; the Chief of the Homeland Defense Crisis Action Team on the Joint Staff; and the Deputy Chief of Staff (G6) for the 79th Sustainment Support Command. His final assignment was as the Commander of the 505th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade.
Mr. Meador earned a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University. He also holds Masters' Degrees in Computer and Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.