Rear Admiral Wayne E. Meyer is known as the “Father of Aegis,” the revolutionary combat system now standard in U.S. Navy surface warships for air and missile defense. Meyer enlisted in the Navy1943 when he was 17 years old and was commissioned through the Naval Reserve V-12 officer training program at the University of Kansas.
The Father of Aegis
Rear Admiral Wayne E. Meyer describes the development of the Aegis combat system.
By Taira Payne