September 15, 2021

Trey Meeks Joins CNAS Defense Program as a Senior Adjunct Fellow

Washington, September 15, 2021—The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is pleased to welcome Trey Meeks, Principal at The Asia Group, as an Adjunct Senior Fellow with its Defense Program.

“We are thrilled to have Trey joining the Defense team at CNAS,” said program director Stacie Pettyjohn. “His deep expertise in the areas of security cooperation and foreign military sales in the Indo-Pacific region along with his operational experience in the Air Force will be of great value to our work moving forward.”

Mr. Meeks previously served as the Chief of the Office of Defense Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in Singapore, where he oversaw direct support for high-value acquisition, sustainment, and upgrade efforts by U.S. defense firms as well as partner capability development efforts. During his Air Force career, Mr. Meeks developed a wide breadth of operational expertise and strategic relationships in the Asia-Pacific. He served as Deputy Director for Plans, Programs and Policy at Special Operations Command-Pacific (SOCPAC), and played key leadership roles in national-level exercises in Korea, Thailand, and Cambodia. Mr. Meeks was Commander of the 1st Helicopter Squadron at Andrews Air Force Base and served as Training Command Chief for Special Operations and Combat Rescue platforms.

Mr. Meeks graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy (B.S.), Auburn University (M.B.A), and the National Defense Intelligence College’s Post Graduate Intelligence Program. He has also completed programs at the Joint Warfighting College, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore.

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