Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

Commander, Naval Air Forces > FACSFAC JAX > Senior Enlisted Leader

 

Commanding Officer | Executive Officer | Command Senior Chief

CMDCS (AW/SCW/SW) John Matthews
Command Senior Chief


Senior Chief Matthews is a native of Lafayette, Louisiana. Senior Chief Matthews graduated from Acadiana High School – Class of 1998. He entered the Navy through the Delayed Entry Program and completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois in August 1998.

Following recruit training, Senior Chief Matthews report to the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. While assigned to Reactor Department onboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), he was selected for the Machinist Mate rating through the Fireman Apprenticeship Program. Follow on tours include: PCU Ronald Reagan at Newport News, VA, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Norfolk, VA, TRIDENT Refit Facility, Kingsbay, GA; USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), Yokosuka, Japan; USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75) Norfolk, VA. He has also served at Navy Submarine Torpedo Facility, Yorktown, VA, and onboard the USS Wasp (LHD 1) Norfolk, VA and USS George H W Bush (CVN 77) Norfolk, VA.
 
In February 2016, Senior Chief Matthews was selected into the Command Senior Chief Program and graduated as honor student of the Navy’s Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 194 Green). He is also a graduate of the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course (Class #72). His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (two awards) and numerous campaign and unit awards. He also holds an Associate’s Degree and Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Saint Leo University.

Senior Chief Matthews reported for his current assignment as Fleet Area and Control Surveillance Facility (FACSFAC) as the Command Senior Chief in November 2016.