Mr. Robert Meyer is thrilled to be a part of the Garmisch Elementary Middle School team as the administrator. He had the privilege of serving as an assistant principal at Ramstein Middle School for nearly two years. During this time Mr. Meyer placed an emphasis on developing a collaborative culture of school leadership that values input from all stakeholders: students, teachers, staff, families, and military partners. Having been a military member, a parent and teacher of DoDEA students, his desire to serve military connected students is a driving force.
Prior to becoming a DoDEA administrator, Mr. Meyer served as an Air Force JROTC Instructor for 13 years. Helping students grow as leaders and to become strong team players was a passion for him. He coached a nationally ranked precision marksmanship team and led the largest AFJROTC in Europe at Kaiserslautern High School from 2012 to 2019. He also taught JROTC in Maine from 2005 until moving to Kaiserslautern.
Mr. Meyer (Lt Col Meyer) served in the United States Air Force from 1983 to 2005. He began as an enlisted man and after receiving his commission in 1986 became a navigator in the C-141, and then later became a pilot in the KC-135. He and his family were stationed in nine states and two overseas countries (England and Germany).
Mr. Meyer used Air Force educational benefits to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Granite State College, a Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, a Master’s Degree from the Air Command and Staff College, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Liberty University.
Mr. Meyer lives in Germany with his wife Cathy. They enjoy hiking, biking, and traveling, as well as spending time visiting their three children and five grandchildren in the summer. Joining the Garmisch Community is a dream come true for both of them.