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Commanding Officer   |   Executive Officer   |   Command Master Chief

CAPT Matthew H. Welsh, USN

Captain Matt Welsh was raised in a Marine Corps family and calls Mystic, Connecticut home. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering.

Following commissioning and completion of nuclear power and submarine training, he reported to the USS CAVALLA (SSN 684), where he qualified in submarines and deployed to the Arctic Ocean for Scientific Ice Expedition ’95 and a Western Pacific Deployment. Subsequent operational tours include Engineer Officer on USS SPRINGFIELD (SSN 761); submarine operations officer for Commander, Carrier Group FIVE embarked in USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) with a deployment in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM; and current operations officer for Commander, Submarine Group SEVEN.

After transferring to the Information Professional community in 2006, he served as Deputy Director, CJ6, for Commander, Joint Task Force Horn of Africa; Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for C4I for Commander, Carrier Group TWELVE embarked in USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) with two deployments in support of Operations NEW DAWN and ENDURING FREEDOM; and Assistant Chief of Staff for C4I and Information Operations Warfare Commander for Commander, Carrier Strike Group TEN embarked in USS DWIGHT D EISENHOWER (CVN 69).

Shore tours include: flag lieutenant to Commander, Submarine Forces U.S. Pacific Fleet; College of Naval Command and Staff, Naval War College; Deputy Director, Next Generation Enterprise Network Fleet Implementation and Training Team, Navy Cyber Forces; and Director for C4I on the staff of Commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command.

Captain Welsh’s decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.