USS Sterett
Forever Dauntless
Commanding Officer (Sept 10, 2015 - Present)
CDR Matthew Cieslukowski
Commanding Officer

Commander Matthew Cieslukowski is a native of Norwich, CT. He earned his commission via the NROTC program at the University of Virginia where he graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in International Relations.

His career as a Surface Warfare Officer includes assignments as First Lieutenant and Training Officer onboard USS CUSHING (DD 985) Yokosuka, Japan, Operations Officer in Beachmaster Unit One (BMU-1) Coronado, California, Combat Systems Officer onboard USS JARRETT (FFG 33) San Diego, California and Operations Officer onboard USS MOBILE BAY (CG 53) San Diego, California.

Ashore he served as an Officer Recruiter for Navy Recruiting District New York (NRD NY) and attended US Navy War College Newport, RI where he graduated from the Naval Operational Planners Course and earned a master’s degree (with distinction) in National Security and Strategic Studies.

His most recent assignment before reporting onboard USS STERETT was as Adversary Planner, Adversary Country Team Leader and member of the Commander’s Design Team in USSTRATCOM Offutt, NE.

CDR Cieslukowski has made four at sea deployments, twice to the Middle East and twice to the South and Central America. His personal awards include a Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, and three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals.
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