|CDR Matthew P. Roberts
Executive Officer (April 2009 - April 2011)
Commander Matthew P. Roberts was born in Sydney, Australia and grew up south of Issaquah, Washington. He is a 1993 graduate of The University of Arizona where he earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering and was commissioned via the Naval ROTC program.
At sea, he has served as Executive Officer, USS CHAFEE (DDG 90) from 2006 to 2009; Chief Engineer in USS TICONDEROGA (CG 47) from 2003 to 2004 and USS McCAMPBELL (DDG 85) from 2000 to 2003; and CIC Officer in USS DAVID R. RAY (DD 971) and Auxiliaries Officer in USS INGRAHAM (FFG 61). Overall, CDR Roberts has deployed seven times from South America to the Arabian Gulf in support of UN Security Council resolutions, Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom, as well as Counter-Narcotics and Counter-Piracy missions.
Ashore, Commander Roberts has served as a military assistant in the Bureau of African Affairs – Regional Security Affairs office of the Department of State and as a Special Assistant in the CNO’s Strategic Actions Group.
Commander Roberts is a graduate of The George Washington University and holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Management. He is also a graduate of the Naval War College as a Halsey Scholar with a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies. His awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), and various unit and service awards.