Captain Joseph "Joe" Meylan is the former captain of the USS Hayward (DDG-157).
Events of The Last ShipEdit
During the episode "Paradise," the Hayward is seriously damaged during the mission to find the Chinese ship carrying the "green mist." Captain Meylan and two-thirds of his surviving crew subsequently board the Nathan James. The Hayward is eventually scuttled during the episode "Scuttle" as a result of the severe damage.
In the episode "Scuttle," Captain Meylan temporarily assumes command of the Nathan James after he recieves a flash order from St.Louis to place CNO Chandler under arrest for alleged war crimes, relieve Captain Slattery of his command of the ship, and return to the naval base in San Diego. Meylan is relieved of his command of the ship at the end of the episode after a team of Nathan James crewmembers led by Slattery arrest and sequester sailors loyal to Meylan, including Meylan himself.