Mr. James D. Meyer

Deputy Director

U.S. Army Petroleum Center

Mr. James D. (Jay) Meyer assumed his current position on December 7, 2020. His previous position was with the United States Small Business Administration as the Deputy Director of the Damage Verification Center, Office of Disaster Assistance. 

He is a native of Louisville, Kentucky. In 1982, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Community Services from Michigan State University, a Master of Science degree in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College, and a Master of Business Administration degree in Program Management from the Keller School of Management, DeVry University. His military education includes the Quartermaster Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the US Army Command and General Staff College, the Armed Forces Staff College, and the US Army War College.

Upon graduation from West Point, he has commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps. His Army career included leadership and command positions from Platoon through Brigade and staff assignments from the Battalion through Joint levels. His key assignments included: Commander, 590th Supply and Service Company; Operations Officer, 7th Supply and Transport Battalion; Executive Officer, 505th Quartermaster Battalion (Petroleum Pipeline Terminal Operating); Operations Officer, 10th Area Support Group; Chief of the Logistics Plans Division and Deputy Director for Logistics for Special Operations Command, Pacific; Commander, Defense Energy Support Center, Korea; Deputy Commander, 49th Quartermaster Group (Petroleum & Water); Commander, Operations Group Logistics, Battle Command Training Program; Commander, 49th Quartermaster Group (Petroleum & Water); Director of Operations, Defense Energy Support Center, Defense Logistics Agency. He retired from the Army in 2008, attaining the rank of Colonel.

After retirement from the Army, he has held program management positions with Tapestry Solutions, Inc., Expeditionary Logistics, Inc., and Booz Allen Hamilton. He then served as the Operational Energy Advisor for the US Central Command. His federal civilian service began in 2014 with the Damage Verification Center, Office of Disaster Assistance, US Small Business Administration, where he served as the Operations Manager and later, Deputy Director.

He is married to the former Cathleen H. Fischer. The Meyers have three sons, two daughters, and fifteen grandchildren.