Commander Matthew R. Shellock
CDR Matthew R. Shellock is a native of New Jersey. He was commissioned through the United States Naval Academy class of 2001.
CDR Shellock serves as Commanding Officer of USS CARTER HALL (LSD 50). Afloat, CDR Shellock has deployed to the Arabian Gulf, Horn of Africa, and the Pacific in support of numerous joint and combined operations. He most recently served as Executive Officer aboard USS CARTER HALL (LSD 50). Other sea tours include First Lieutenant aboard USS ELLIOT (DD 967), Auxiliaries Officer aboard USS FLETCHER (DD 992), Main Propulsion Assistant aboard USS ANTIETAM (CG 54), and Chief Engineer and Executive Officer of USS RUSHMORE (LSD 47).
Ashore, CDR Shellock reported to the Chief of Naval Operations staff and fulfilled the role of Future Amphibious Ships Requirements Officer, in the Amphibious Warfare Branch of the Expeditionary Warfare Division (OPNAV N95). His portfolio included requirements for LPD 17 SAN ANTONIO class, LHA 6 AMERICA class, and the development of the LX(R) program. Following his tour at the Pentagon, he assumed duties as a Tactical Mentor at Afloat Training Group Norfolk. During his tour at ATG, he completed the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Warfare Tactics Instructor (WTI) class 15010 to earn his patch as an IAMD WTI.
CDR Shellock holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering from the US Naval Academy. He holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.
CDR Shellock's personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy Achievement Medal (four awards), as well as various unit and campaign awards.