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Cmdr. Matthew T. Griffin



Cmdr. Matthew T. Griffin, a native of Canton, Ohio.  He graduated from THE Ohio State University in June 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Aviation Management and received his commission from Ohio State’s ROTC program.  He was also the recipient of the Woody Hayes Memorial Leadership Award. Griffin earned a Master of Science in Global Leadership from the University of San Diego in 2008, completed JPME Phase 1 in 2018, and is a Joint Qualified Officer. 
 
In July 2003, Griffin reported to Patrol Squadron TWENTY-SIX in Brunswick, ME.  During this tour with the “Tridents” he completed one SIXTH Fleet and one split site FIFTH/SIXTH/SEVENTH Fleet deployment, supporting OPERATIONS IRAQI and ENDURING FREEDOM (OIF/OEF).  Griffin served as NFO NATOPS Officer and P-3C Mission Commander and Instructor Tactical Coordinator.
 
In 2006, Griffin reported to the Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command (NMAWC), the Navy’s undersea warfare center of excellence in San Diego, CA, and served as Theater Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer and achieved designation as a P-3C Orion Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI). 
 
In March 2009, Griffin reported to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) TWO-THREE in San Diego, CA, embarked on USS NIMITZ as part of a Chief of Naval Operations beta test to enable the DESRON to conduct multiple warfare missions simultaneously.  There he served as the Air Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer and Commander, Task Group Iraqi Maritime, Air Resource Element Coordinator supporting OIF.  In April 2010, Griffin reported to the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC), the Navy’s air warfare center of excellence in Fallon, NV, and served as the P-3C WTI Program Manager and Carrier Airwing instructor.
 
In August 2012, Griffin reported to Jacksonville, FL for transition to the P-8A Poseidon and subsequently reported to the “War Eagles” of Patrol Squadron SIXTEEN in March 2013 as Department Head.   During this tour Griffin served as CTG 72.2 Operations Officer and squadron Operations Officer as the War Eagles completed an historic first deployment with the P-8A to SEVENTH Fleet.  During this tour, Griffin received the Association of Naval Aviation Peer Leadership Award.
 
In August 2015, Griffin reported to the Joint Staff, J-5 Global Policy and Partnerships Directorate in the Pentagon, as an action officer.  In June 2016, he was selected to serve as Deputy Executive Assistant to the Director, Strategic Plans and Policy until June 2018. Griffin selected for command that same year and reported to the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Weapons School as Commanding Officer in July 2020.

 

 
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