Capt. Matthew Kiser
Capt. Matthew Kiser a native of Bedford, Texas graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and commissioned as an Ensign in August 2000. After flight training, he designated as a Naval Aviator in February 2002.
Sea duty assignments include HSL-46 deploying twice onboard USS Klakring (FFG 42); Expeditionary Strike Group Two/Five/Commander Task Force 51/58/59/151 while forward deployed to NAVCENT; and HSM-51 serving as Officer-in-Charge for detachments onboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) and USS Mustin (DDG 89). He served his most recent sea tour with HSM-71 as Executive Officer and Commanding Officer onboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). During this tour HSM-71 was awarded the Commander, Naval Air Forces Battle “E”, Admiral Jimmy Thach Award for excellence in Naval Aviation, HSM Wing Pacific “Golden Wrench” and multiple Retention Excellence Awards.
Ashore and staff assignments include VX-1 where he ultimately served as the MH-60R Operational Test Director; U.S. European Command (EUCOM) J-6 serving as the C4/Cyber Liaison Officer to NATO Headquarters; and OPNAV N9I serving a short period as Deputy Branch Head for Joint/Navy Requirements Integration.