Paul Matthews, CDR
Matthew Fontaine Maury Military Chair for Oceanography
Joint Military Operations
COMMANDER PAUL E. MATTHEWS, USN, joined the Naval War College Faculty in September 2009 after completing a tour on the Joint Staff in the Intelligence Directorate. In that position he served as the Meteorology, Oceanography (METOC), and Geospatial Intelligence Future Capabilities Officer, providing expertise for all Joint capabilities in those areas going through the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System. A Naval Oceanographer, he fills the Matthew Fontaine Maury Military Chair for Oceanography. Previous assignments include Oceanographer of the Navy Staff as a METOC Program Analyst, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command as the Future Capabilities Officer, USS WASP as the METOC Officer supporting Amphibious Squadron VIII and Two Six Marine Expeditionary Unit on a Mediterranean Deployment, US Special Operations Command as a METOC analyst for special programs, and the Naval Pacific Meteorology and Oceanography Command, Guam as a Typhoon Forecaster. CDR Matthews is a 1985 Graduate of the US Naval Academy holding a Bachalor of Science in Oceanography. He holds two Masters Degrees, a Masters of Science in Physical Oceanography from Florida State University (1991), and a Masters in National Security and Strategic Studies from the US Naval War College (2005). While at the Naval War College as he was an Associate Fellow for the CNO’s Strategic Studies Group XXIII.
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