LT Chris "Dora" Mecham
Lieutenant Christopher Mecham was born in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. In 2016, he graduated from Boise State University earning a Masters of Science in Kinesiology and a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology. He was commissioned as a Lieutenant Junior Grade in July 2017 and attended Officer Development School (ODS) in August 2017. Upon completion of ODS, he reported to the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute in Pensacola, FL and was designated a Naval Aerospace/Operational Physiologist in May 2018.
Lieutenant Junior Grade Mecham reported to Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC), Lemoore on 01 June 2018 for his Division Officer internship. While at ASTC Lemoore he led a staff of 25 sailors and civilians providing life-saving survival training for Navy and Marine Corps pilots and aircrew to include: Sensory Physiology, Altitude Threats, GLOC protection, First Aid, Aviation Life Support Systems, Parachute decent procedures, and Water survival.
In June 2020, Lieutenant Mecham reported to Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 39 to serve as the Aeromedical Safety Officer (AMSO). His primary responsibilities are to provide Aeromedical briefs and support to enhance lethality and safety throughout flight and ground operations. Lieutenant Mecham is the MAG-39 Night Imaging and Threat Evaluation (NITE) Lab Manager, Technical Laser Safety Officer, Radiation Safety Officer, and Fleet Air Indoctrination/Liaison of Survival Aircrew Flight Equipment (FAILSAFE) Officer.