CDR Matthew A. Wright
Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO TWO
A native of Arnold, Maryland, Commander Matt “Nilla” Wright
was commissioned upon graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in May of 2002. He completed rotary wing flight training and
earned his wings of gold as Naval Aviator in May of 2004.
CDR Wright’s operational assignments included a Junior
Officer tour with Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron TWO (HS-2) aboard USS
LINCOLN (CVN 72), a tour as Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) Officer with
Carrier Air Wing THREE (CVW-3) aboard USS TRUMAN (CVN 75), and a Department Head
tour with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron FOURTEEN (HSC-14) aboard USS STENNIS
His shore tours included service as a Seahawk Weapons and
Tactics Instructor (SWTI) with Helicopter Sea Combat Weapons School Atlantic (HSCWSL)
as well as a tour in the Pentagon with the Joint Staff’s Nuclear, Homeland
Defense and Current Operations Deputy Directorate (J-33).
CDR Wright holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political
Science from the U.S. Naval Academy and an Executive Master of Business
Administration degree from the Naval Post-Graduate School. He has accumulated over 2,400 flight hours in
four H-60 series aircraft as well as the MQ-8B UAV, is a graduate of the
SEAWOLF Weapons and Tactics Course, and has deployed in support of OPERATION
ENDURING FREEDOM, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, and OPERATION NEW DAWN.
CDR Wright currently serves as Commanding Officer for
Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO TWO (HSC-22) in Norfolk, Virginia.