Leadership Team

Matthew Roberts
Captain Matthew Roberts
Naval ROTC

Captain Matthew Roberts is a native of Sydney, Australia, and grew up south of Issaquah, Washington. He is a 1993 graduate of the University of Arizona where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and was commissioned via the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corp program. Roberts is also a graduate of The George Washington University and Naval War College, holding a Master of Arts in Organizational Management and National Security and Strategic Studies.

At sea, he served as Commanding Officer USS Momsen (Destroyer Designated Guided/DDG 92); Executive Officer, USS Chafee (DDG 90) and USS Shoup (DDG 86); Chief Engineer, USS Ticonderoga (Cruisers, Guided Missile/CG 47) and USS McCampbell (DDG 85); and Combat Information Center Officer, USS David R. Ray (Destroyer/DD 971) and Auxiliaries Officer, USS Ingraham (Frigate, Guided Missile/FFG 61). Overall, Captain Roberts has deployed eight times from South America to the Persian Gulf in support of United Nations Security Council resolutions, Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, as well as Counter-Narcotics and Counter-Piracy missions.

Ashore, Captain Roberts has served as a military assistant in the Bureau of African Affairs - Regional Security Affairs Office of the Department of State, as a Special Assistant in the Chief of Naval Operation Strategic Actions Group, and as the Deputy Director of Material Readiness, Surface Warfare Officers School. He has also served in a Joint Officer capacity as the Maritime Warning Division Chief for the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Captain Roberts assumed his current duties as Deputy Commander, Naval Surface Squadron FOURTEEN in July 2018.

His awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various unit and service awards.

Last updated: September 03, 2020