Biography

COL Craig A. Meredith is the Judge Advocate for United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, United States Forces Korea, and Eighth army.


COL Meredith was born in Bad Kreuznach, Germany, during his father’s assignment to the Eighth Infantry Division.  He graduated from Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois in 1985, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and a commission earned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps.  The same year, he received a Master of Arts degree from the Wheaton Graduate School in theology.  COL Meredith graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1988.                      


COL Meredith’s initial assignment was to the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate at the United States Military Academy.  He served as an administrative law attorney and then as a Special Actions attorney (cadet honor and misconduct hearings), and Chief of Legal Assistance, Defense, and Claims.  In 1991, COL Meredith was reassigned to Fort Riley and the 1st Infantry Division, where he served as Trial Counsel, Defense Counsel, and Chief, Administrative Law.  From 1995 until 1997, COL Meredith was assigned as the Chief, Military Justice at Fort Bliss, the United States Army Air Defense Artillery Center.  From 1998 to 2000, COL Meredith was assigned to V Corps with duty at Hanau, Germany, as the Officer-in-Charge of the Hanau Legal Center.


In 2000, COL Meredith was reassigned to the Administrative Law Division, Office of the Judge Advocate General, in Washington D.C, working with the Investigation Division of the Office of the Inspector General and assisting in the investigations of alleged general officer misconduct.  From 2001 to 2003, COL Meredith served as the Deputy Legal Advisor for The Inspector General, providing advice concerning investigations, assistance actions, inspections, and supervising The Inspector General’s Records Release Office.


From 2003 to 2005, COL Meredith served as Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for Eighth United States Army, Korea.  During this period he also served as Commander, United States Army Legal Services Activity – Korea and Officer-in-Charge of the Yongsan Law Center.

From 2005 until 2009, COL Meredith served as Chief, Civil Law, and then Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for United States European Command (USEUCOM), Stuttgart, Germany.   At EUCOM, COL Meredith served as head of delegation for teams that negotiated thirty international agreements with Romania and Bulgaria, enabling the establishment of U.S. bases in those countries.  He also played a role in international negotiations and discussions at the state and military level with Belgium, Poland, the Czech Republic, and the Russian Federation.


From 2009 to 2011, COL Meredith served as Staff Judge Advocate and Deputy Chief Counsel for Aviation and Missile Lifecycle Management Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.  From 2011 to 2014, he served as Chief, Operations Law Division, North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command.