Matthew Thomas Griffin, Select One

Military Professor College of Maritime Operational Warfare
Cmdr., U.S. Navy
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CDR Griffin enlisted in the Navy in 1988 immediately following high school graduation and served the first 13 years of his career as an enlisted cryptologic technician. He was commissioned in 2001 through the Limited Duty Officer program as a cryptologic officer. Throughout his career, CDR Griffin has served in a variety of operational and staff assignments. He reported to the Naval War College in 2016 and is working in the College of Maritime Operational Warfare on the Assist and Assess Team where he serves as the lead for TENTH Feet.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cyber Warfare
  • Information Operations

Professional Highlights


U.S. Naval War College

Member of the Assist and Assess Team (AAT) under the College of Maritime Operational Warfare (CMOW). Serves as cyberspace operations (CO) and information operations (IO) expert in support of numbered fleet maritime operations centers (MOCs). Co-moderator for IO/CO elective course.

Naval Information Forces (NAVIFOR)

Strategic Initiatives Group. Developed the command's strategic plan, wrote speeches and prepared flag-level briefings and correspondence for the commander.

Joint Staff J7

Special Technical Operations (STO) planner and trainer. Supported planning and execution for joint and multinational exercise programs in order to improve joint and combined warfighting capabilities worldwide.

CNO Strategic Studies Group XXXI

Director Fellow. Generated revolutionary warfighting concepts for the Chief of Naval Operations.

U.S. Naval War College

Graduated with Distinction from the College of Naval Command and Staff. Earned a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies and Joint Professional Military Education Phase I. Member of the Halsey Bravo Advanced Research Program.


Completed two deployments as the Information Warfare Officer and Assistant Intelligence Officer.

Commander, Naval Network Warfare Command

Flag Aide to the commander.

U.S. Fleet Forces Command

Information Operations planner for Joint Force Maritime Component Commander North (JFMCC North).

Kunia Regional Security Operations Center, Hawaii

Senior watch officer in 24/7 operations center that conducted cryptologic operations throughout the Pacific theater. Led the growth of the electronic intelligence mission and served as executive assistant to the commander.

Awards and Decorations

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal

Joint Commendation Medal
2 Medals

Navy Commendation Medal
3 Medals

Joint Achievement Medal

Navy Achievement Medal
4 Medals

Other Honors

Qualified Information Warfare Officer

Qualified Surface Warfare Officer

Joint Qualified Officer

News, Media, & Events

VIDEO: 45 Seconds on Moral Courage

Jul. 15, 2019
News Publication

Starship Poseidon Summer STEM Camp

Jul. 14, 2019
3:00 p.m.
Naval Station, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Video: The Changing Nature of Warfare and Cyber Education

May. 06, 2019
Article Publication

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