|CDR Matthew P. Roberts
Commanding Officer (May 20, 2011 - March 14, 2013)
Commander Matthew P. Roberts is a native of 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) and USS SHOUP (DDG 86); Chief Engineer, USS TICONDEROGA (CG 47) and USS MCCAMPBELL (DDG 85); and CIC Officer, USS DAVID R. RAY (DD 971) and Auxiliaries Officer, USS INGRAHAM (FFG 61). Overall, CDR Roberts has deployed eight 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 Naval War College, holding Master of Arts degrees in Organizational Management and National Security and Strategic Studies.
His awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), and various unit and service awards.