Matthew Jason Tackett

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


JRTC Task Force Senior

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

Parachute Infantry Battalion Commander

Commander Separate Parachute Infantry Battalion at Fort Polk, LA.

G3, Fort Polk and JRTC

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

Exchange Officer, Australia

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

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.

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.

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