|LCDR Matthew Krauz
Lieutenant Commander Matthew Krauz, a native of Jericho, New York, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in May 2001 earning a Bachelor of Science in English and commission as an officer in the United States Navy.
At sea, Lieutenant Commander Krauz served as First Lieutenant and Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer in USS VINCENNES (CG 49), Repair Officer in USS AUSTIN (LPD 4), and Weapons and Combat Systems Officer in USS CHUNG-HOON (DDG 93).
Ashore, Lieutenant Commander Krauz served as a Naval Academy Company Officer, the Executive Assistant to the Naval Academy Commandant of Midshipmen, and a Crisis Response Joint Planner in Future Operations Division (J35) of the United States Pacific Command.
Lieutenant Commander Krauz earned a Master of Science in Leadership Education and Human Resource Development from the Naval Postgraduate School, a Master of Science in Strategy and Campaign Planning from the National Defense University, and a Master of Arts in National Security Studies from the Naval War College.
His awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), the Joint Service Achievement Medal (two awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), and various campaign and service awards.