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 his Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Southern California. He was designated as a naval flight officer in Sept. 2007.
Campbell served at sea with Airborne Command & Control Squadron (VAW) 113, the “Black Eagles,” in Point Mugu, California on three deployments onboard the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, Inherent Resolve and Tomodachi. He was then selected as a weapons and tactics instructor (WTI) to the Fleet Replacement Squadron VAW-120 in Norfolk, Virginia. There he served as the systems employment phase head and the E-2C NATOPS program manager. Following his shore tour, he served with VAW-121, the “Bluetails,” as the training officer from Feb. 2015 to June 2016.
After 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, the “Screwtops”. While with the “Screwtops,” he completed a squadron transition to the E-2C Hawkeye 2000 and workups prior to their 2020 deployment, serving as the administrative officer and operations officer. Post department head tour, Campbell 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 2,300 E-2 flight hours and awards include Strike Flight Air Medals, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and various campaign, unit, and service medals.