|CMDCM(SW/AW) Matthew Logsdon
Command Master Chief (March 2013 - June 2015)
Command Master Chief Matthew Logsdon is a native of Long Beach, California and raised in Walled Lake, Michigan. He entered active naval service in April 1991, reporting to Recruit Training Command at Great Lakes, Illinois. Upon completion of recruit training he attended Gas Turbine Class “A” School and was designated a Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical).
Master Chief Logsdon served at Assault Craft Unit FIVE for 21 years and is a Subject Matter Expert in the Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) program. Rapidly qualifying to LCAC Craftmaster, Detachment LCPO, and Operations Department LCPO, he completed six Western Pacific deployments throughout his tenure that included operation RESTORE HOPE (Somalia), operation UNIFIED ASSISTANCE (Indonesia), and operation IRAQI FREEDOM.
Designated as the Training Officer in 2008, Master Chief Logsdon made substantial improvements to the LCAC program and his Sailors by developing formal curriculum for LCAC crewmember positions, and establishing sustainable operational training that included the creation of an LCAC Casualty Control Training Team (LCCTT).
A graduate of the United States Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 137) as a Chief Petty Officer, and the Command Master Chief Capstone course, Master Chief Logsdon reported to USS PREBLE (DDG 88) in February 2013.
Command Master Chief Logsdon’s personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with three gold stars, and seven Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals.