CDR Matthew J. Labert
Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Guam
Commander Matthew J. Labert is a native of Dundee, MI. He was commissioned through the United States Naval Academy, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in 1996. He was awarded a Master of Science in Information Systems and Operations from the Naval Postgraduate School in 2001.
Commander Labert’s fleet assignments as a Surface Warfare Officer includes First Lieutenant aboard USS TICONDEROGA (CG 47) in Pascagoula, MS, followed by Main Propulsion Assistant aboard USS PONCE (LPD 15) in Norfolk, VA. He served as Chief Engineer aboard USS HIGGINS (DDG 76) in San Diego, CA, participated in a sea swap, and finished his tour aboard USS BENEFOLD (DDG 65). In December 2005, Commander Labert assumed command of USS HURRICANE (PC 3) in Coronado, CA, later rotated to USS SIROCCO (PC 6) in the Arabian Gulf, and completed his tour as the Commanding Officer of PC Crew Mike in Little Creek, VA.
Commander Labert laterally transferred into the Information Professional Community in 2006 and subsequently served as a military instructor of Joint C4I at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, VA. He was then assigned as Flag Communications Officer on the staff of Commander Carrier Strike Group Ten (CCSG10). Selected as the first Cyber Federal Executive Fellow, Commander Labert worked with the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. He was then chosen to act as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Commander of Fleet Cyber Command/Commander Tenth Fleet (FCC/C10F). Following that tour, Commander Labert was the Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for C4I at Naval Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) and was the Executive Officer for Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command (NCDOC) in Suffolk, VA. He currently serves as the Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Guam.
Commander Labert’s personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, as well as several campaign medals and unit awards.