Cmdr. Matthew Campbell
Cmdr. Matthew Campbell, a native of Cleveland, Tennessee, commissioned in 2005 after graduating from the United States Naval Academy, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Economics. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Southern California. He was designated as a naval flight officer in September 2007.
Campbell served at sea with Carrier Airborne Command and Control Squadron (VAW) 113, Point Mugu, California, on three deployments aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Tomodachi. He was then selected as a weapons and tactics instructor (WTI) and subsequently reported to the Fleet Replacement Squadron VAW-120 in Norfolk, VA, where he served as the systems employment phase head and the E-2C Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS) program manager. Following his shore tour, he served with VAW-121 as the training officer from February 2015 to June 2016.
Following his tour at VAW-121, Campbell was selected for the Fleet Scholar Education Program and completed his master’s degree at the University of Southern California, where he screened as a department head for VAW-123. While with VAW-123 he completed a squadron transition to the E-2C Hawkeye 2000 and workups prior to the 2020 deployment, serving as the administrative officer and operations officer. Post department head tour, he held the billet of aircrew training and simulator requirements officer at the Office of Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) Air Warfare Division (N98) in the Pentagon.
Campbell has amassed over 2,500 E-2 flight hours and awards including Strike Flight Air Medals, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and various campaign, unit, and service medals.