Executive Director/Chief of Staff, U.S. Fleet Forces Command
Matthew H. Swartz serves as the executive director and chief of staff for U.S.
Fleet Forces Command. Mr. Swartz assumed these duties in September 2019. As a
direct report to the commander, he is responsible for integrating resources and
readiness fleet-wide, developing strategies to optimize utilization of more
than $12 billion as well as 122,000 total active duty and reserve military
members, civilian employees and contractors.
to this assignment, Mr. Swartz served as the deputy commander, Naval
Information Forces that is responsible for the man, train and equip functions
for Navy information warfare (IW) and fleet C5ISR capabilities assigned to 80-plus
subordinate operational shore commands manned by over 21,000 IW personnel
operating across the globe. In the execution of his duties, he led a staff of
500-plus military and civilian professionals and directly managed an annual
budget of $1.4 billion.
Swartz also served in multiple other federal senior executive positions. He
served as the chief information officer of the USDA Forest Service; the executive
director and command information officer for U.S. Fleet Cyber Command; and the director
for assured command and control within the directorate of the Deputy Chief of
Naval Operations (DCNO) Information Warfare (N2/N6), where he was responsible
for oversight, resource sponsorship, and the cybersecurity of Navy tactical,
operational, and enterprise communications, networks, and command and control
systems. Also during this period, Mr. Swartz led the Chief of Naval Operations
and the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and
Acquisition (ASN (RDA)) Task Force chartered to define the Navy’s approach and
response to cyber security.
addition to these executive positions, Mr. Swartz has served as the deputy director,
logistics planning and innovation for the DCNO for fleet readiness and
logistics and as enterprise initiatives branch head for the DCNO for communication
networks. Prior to government service, Mr. Swartz served in executive and
senior leadership roles in the commercial industry.
Swartz holds a bachelor's degree from Mary Washington College and master of
science degrees from the University of Virginia and the National Defense
University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
Swartz has received various awards throughout his career, which are all a
reflection of the opportunities he has had to be part of amazing teams
consisting of Sailors and civilians within the Department of Navy.