Dr. Arthur Charles Meiners Jr., Cmdr. SC, USN

83, passed away on Dec. 5, 2017. Meiners retired after 20 years of active service while serving as business and financial manager, Naval Supply Systems Command. He was a graduate of Rockhurst College and received his doctor of philosophy in business management from George Washington University. Duty assignments included: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during the Bay of Pigs; contracting officer, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard; supply officer, USS Guadalcanal (LPH 7); and purchase operations director, Naval Supply Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia. After retirement, at the request of the Secretary of the Navy, he taught acquisition streamlining for major Navy-buying organizations in Washington, District of Columbia and throughout the

January/February 2018