General. Born: 1942.
General Meyers graduated from Shawnee Mission North High School in 1960 and from Kansas State University with a B.S. in mechanical engineering in 1965. He then graduated from Auburn with an MBA in 1977. Meyers entered the Air Force in 1965 through the Reserve Officers Training Corps program. He was a pilot and rose steadily through the ranks. He was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest uniformed position in the armed forces, from 2001 to 2005.
Entry: Meyers, Richard
Author: G. Joseph Pierron
Author information: Judge Pierron serves on the Kansas Court of Appeals and has an interest in Kansas history.
Date Created: November 2012
Date Modified: November 2012
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