Raised in New Hampshire and Ireland, Matt commissioned in the Navy through ROTC and serves as a surface warfare officer. A “tin can sailor” who has served aboard Aegis guided missile destroyers, Matt’s background is in navigation, weapons and combat systems. He has deployed to the Arabian Gulf, Western Pacific, Arctic, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean and Black Sea, and has also served as an exchange officer to the Royal Norwegian Navy frigate service where he taught air defense tactics. After earning his MPP, he will return to the Navy to serve as a naval strategy subspecialty officer. Matt’s wife, Elaine, is a Department of Defense civilian with the Defense Logistics Agency who hails from Erie, Pennsylvania. Matt enjoys kayaking, biking, rucking, running, rowing, attempting to cook, listening to bad Jimmy Buffett music, and is a proud member of Red Sox nation.