Matthew Jason Tackett, Select One

Military Professor Joint Military Operations Department
Col., U.S. Army
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Biography

Colonel Matthew Tackett, USA, joined the Joint Military Operations Department in July 2017 after graduating from the U.S. Naval War College. He was commissioned as an Infantry Officer from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and has served in various Infantry Air Assault, Airborne, Ranger, and Mechanized units in Germany, Australia, Afghanistan and Iraq. Prior to attending the U.S. Naval War College, he was an Airborne Battalion Commander and a Task Force Senior at the Joint Readiness Training Center. In addition to receiving a M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, Matt holds a B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst).

Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership
  • Military Planning
  • Military Theory
  • National Security

Professional Highlights

2015

JRTC Task Force Senior

Primary trainer for Infantry Battalion and enablers at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, LA.
2013

Parachute Infantry Battalion Commander

Commander Separate Parachute Infantry Battalion at Fort Polk, LA.
2012

G3, Fort Polk and JRTC

Served as Operations Officer for Fort Polk and the Joint Readiness Training Center.
2010

Exchange Officer, Australia

Instructor, Australian Infantry School, Lone Pine Barracks, New South Wales, Australia.
2007

Brigade and Battalion Operations Officer

Served as Infantry Brigade and Battalion Operations Officer, and Battalion Executive Officer, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. Served during Operation Iraqi Freedom Surge.
2001

Ranger Staff Officer and Company Commander

Served in the 75th Ranger regiment and 1st Ranger Battalion. Participated in 4 Combat Deployments to Afghanistan and 1 Combat Deployment to Iraq.

News, Media, & Events

VIDEO: 45 Seconds on Commitment

Jul. 22, 2019
News Publication

Defend Forward: 2019 Critical Infrastructure War Game

Jul. 25, 2019
8:00 a.m.
McCarty Little Hall, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Naval War College debuts ‘NWC Talks’ video series

Apr. 16, 2019
Providence Business News
Article Publication

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