Service has always been the core principle instilled into NaveTech owner Aaron Merriweather. Growing up on the east coast, Merriweather saw countless generations of his family eagerly serve our nation - not much surprise that he chose to do the same.
Born in Virginia, Merriweather's grandfather, step-grandfather and uncle all served in the military. Merriweather saw the country as he traveled the country while he competed in athletics. Merriweather graduated from high school in Petersburg, Virginia and received a full track and field scholarship to North Carolina State University.
An avid runner since grade school, he excelled and found himself recruited by the track and field coach. Merriweather continued to run, but sought other opportunities outside of academia.
In 1991, Merriweather enlisted in the United States Navy just prior to Operation Desert Storm. He was stationed in a variety of locations including Chanute, Illinois, Okinawa, Japan, Monterey, California and San Diego, California. He was trained as an Aviation Aerographer's Mate, better known as an "AG." Aerographer's mates are the Navy's meteorological and oceanographic experts, trained in the science of meteorology and physical oceanography. They also learn to use instruments that monitor weather characteristics such as air pressure, temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction. He served until 1996 when an injury forced his honorable discharge. This turn-of-events left Merriweather a disabled, service-connected veteran.
After his service, Merriweather worked in a variety of industries including credit, the postal services and finally the imaging and printing industry. Merriweather and his wife Elba, of 23 years, moved their family of three children (Aaron, Alexis and Andruw) to Dallas in 2014. After a successful career in sales with ImageNet Consulting, Merriweather chose to begin his own business - NaveTech.
Aaron Merriweather, Owner, NaveTech
U.S. Navy, AG3, service-disabled veteran