Matthew S. Furlong

Director International Programs
Capt., U.S. Coast Guard
Matthew S. Furlong faculty photo


Capt. Matthew Furlong is the director of Maritime Security Cooperation in International Programs overseeing both the Maritime Security and Governance Staff Course and the International Maritime Staff Operators Course. A career H-60 pilot, he has accumulated over 5,000 flight hours in various U.S Army and U.S. Coast Guard assignments. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in 1991 and transitioned to the Coast Guard in 2001 through the Direct Commissioned Aviator Program. He is native of Ansonia, Connecticut.

Areas of Expertise

  • Aerospace
  • Africa
  • Counterdrug Operations
  • Leadership

Professional Highlights


Military Fellow

International Security Studies Program at the Fletcher School, Tufts University.

Executive Officer

Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, NC.

Operations Officer

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, FL.

J9 Regional Planner/ Liaison Officer to NESA

United States Africa Command, Stuttgart Germany.

MH-60T Transition Cell Lead

Coast Guard Aviation Training Center, Mobile AL.

H-60 Standardization Officer

Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, MA.

Liaison Officer to the 75th Ranger Regiment

1-160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Fort Campbell, KY.

Headquarters & Headquarters Company Commander

1-160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Fort Campbell, KY.


M.A., National Defense University, 2012, Joint Campaign Planning and Strategy

B.A., Providence College, 1991, English

Awards and Decorations

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal

Air Medal

Army Commendation Medal

CG Commendation Medal

CG Achievement Medal

Army Achievement Medal

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