|CAPT Matthew M. McGonigle
A native of Tunersville, New Jersey and a 1992 graduate of Villanova University, Captain Matthew McGonigle was commissioned in 1992 and has served in a wide range of sea and shore assignments.
McGonigle’s sea duty assignments include duty aboard tank landing ships, frigates and destroyers. He served as communications officer, combat information center officer and as the electronics repair officer aboard USS Bristol County (LST 1198); ordnance officer on USS Lewis B. Puller (FFG 23); chief engineer on USS Wadsworth (FFG 9); executive officer on USS Preble (DDG 88); chief of staff for Destroyer Squadron One; and commanding officer on USS Pinckney (DDG 91).
Ashore, he has served as an instructor aboard Expeditionary Warfare Training Group, Pacific; as member of the Engineering Assessment and Qualification Board, Afloat Training Group, Pacific; as operations and training officer and chief staff officer for Navy Reserve Readiness Command Mid-Atlantic; full time support surface assignments officer at Navy Personnel Command; operations officer at Commander Naval Surface Force, Pacific; and as branch head for maintenance and operations for the Office of Naval Operations.
His current assignment is deputy commodore at Commander Littoral Combat Ship Squadron One.
McGonigle’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy Achievement medal, and other personal, unit and campaign awards.