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Commanding Officer | Executive Officer | Command Master Chief

CMDCM (AW/SW/IW) John Matthews
Command Master Chief

Master Chief Matthews is a native of Lafayette, Louisiana. Master 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, Master 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, Master Chief Matthews was selected into the Command Master 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.

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