|CDR Matthew McKenna
CDR McKenna is a native of Medford, New York. He received his commission from the United States Naval Academy in 2001.
His first sea tours were in USS MCINERNEY (FFG 8), where he served as the First Lieutenant, Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer, and Electrical Officer, and USS GETTYBURG (CG 64) where he served as Fire Control Officer as well as Training Officer. His Department Head tours included Chief Engineer for MCM CREW EXULTANT embarked in USS WARRIOR (MCM 10) and USS DEXTROUS (MCM 13), and Officer-In-Charge for Littoral Combat Ship Surface Warfare Module embarked in USS FREEDOM (LCS 1) and USS INDEPENDENCE (LCS 2).
He served ashore in Surface Warfare Officers School as the N72 Navigation, Seamanship, and Shiphandling Academic Director and Damage Control Assessor, Diesel Plant Assessor, and Littoral Combat Ship Deputy for ENGINEERING ASSESSMENTS PACIFIC.
He received his Master’s Degree in Systems Engineer and Analysis from the Naval Post Graduate School.