Matthew R. Harris, Select One

Master Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy

Deputy Director Senior Enlisted Academy
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A native of Wilmington, North Carolina, Command Master Chief Harris enlisted in the Navy in 1988. His sea duty assignments as the Torpedo Division Leading Chief Petty Officer include USS COLUMBUS (SSN 762) and USS KEY WEST (SSN 722). His Command Master Chief / Chief of the Boat assignments include: Chief of the Boat USS TEXAS (SSN 775) from April 2011 to September 2014 and Command Master Chief for the Defense Information Systems Agency European Field Command from September 2014 to October 2017.

Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership

Professional Highlights


Deputy Director

Assigned as the Deputy Director of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy

Command Master Chief / Senior Enlisted Adviser

Senior Enlisted Adviser to the Commander, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Europe.

Chief of the Boat

Chief of the Boat on board the Virginia Class Fast Attack Submarine USS TEXAS SSN-775. Led the crew through the ship's maiden Western pacific deployment.


National Defense University Keystone Course

Senior Enlisted Academy Class 158 Brown

Chief of the Boat/Command Master Chief Capstone course

MCPON Executive Leadership Course

Awards and Decorations

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal

Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
5 awards

Although, he is most proud of the Battle Efficiency E’s that he earned with his Shipmates.

Other Honors

US Army Signal Corps Bronze Order of Mercury

Republic of Austria Gold Fitness Badge

News, Media, & Events


Lectures of Opportunity: "Afghanistan: Remembering the Long, Long War We Would Rather Forget"

Mar. 22, 2019
12:00 p.m.
Conolly Hall, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

What World War I Tells Us About a China-Japan War Today

Nov. 24, 2018
The National Interest
Article Publication

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