Lieutenant Commander Joe Matison
Lieutenant Commander Joe Matison was commissioned in 1997 from the United States Naval Academy. He is also a 2008 graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
For his division officer tours, Lieutenant Commander Matison served on USS McInerney (FFG 8) as CIC Officer and on USS Ramage (DDG 61) as Navigator. Following these two tours he was assigned to Assault Craft Unit ONE as the Landing Craft Mechanized Officer. As a Department Head he served as Chief Engineer on USS Nicholas (FFG 47) and USS Antietam (CG 54).
Ashore, Lieutenant Commander Matison did a GWOT Support Activity assignment in Afghanistan. Prior to becoming Executive Officer, he served on the staff of Military Sealift Command Headquarters in Washington, DC.