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.