- RDML Matthew J. Carter
Rear Adm. Carter graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1985. After initial P-3 flight training at Patrol Squadron (VP) 31, Naval Air Station (NAS) Moffett Field, CA, he reported to VP-19 ( Moffett Field) for his first operational tour. Follow-on operational tours included serving as assistant navigator, USS Saratoga (CV 60); a Department Head tour in VP-5, NAS Jacksonville, FL; as Executive Officer and Commanding Officer of VP-26, NAS Brunswick, ME; as Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Two at Marine Corps Air Station, HI; and as Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force 5th Fleet/7th Fleet/Fleet Air Forward.
RDML Carter's shore tours included an instructor pilot tour at the P-3 Fleet Replacement Squadron (VP-30), NAS Jacksonville; VP Assignments and Sea Assignments detailer, Bureau of Naval Personnel; Operations Officer, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Five; the Naval War College where he earned a Master's degree in National Security and Strategic Studies; Joint Staff, J-3, Deputy Director for Regional Operations; OPNAV N3, Global Force Management Office, Joint Forces Staff College; and Executive Officer to the Commander, United States Transportation Command.
RDML Carter reported to Patrol and Reconnaissance Group/ Patrol and Reconnaissance Group Pacific, headquartered in Norfolk, VA in August 2013