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Cmdr Mathew E. Plant

Executive Officer, USS Arlington, (LPD-24)

12 October 2021

Official studio portrait of Cmdr. Matthew Plant, Executive Officer, USS Arlington
Official studio portrait of Cmdr. Matthew Plant, Executive Officer, USS Arlington
Official studio portrait of Cmdr. Matthew Plant, Executive Officer, USS Arlington
Photo By: Chief Mass Communication Specialist Erica R. Gardner
VIRIN: 211012-N-DT940-001
Cmdr. Matthew E. Plant is a native of Fredericksburg, Virginia. He is a 2006 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a 2018 graduate of Colorado State University with a master’s degree in healthcare administration and management. He commissioned through Naval ROTC.

Plant’s operational assignments include serving as the first lieutenant and combat information center officer aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61); weapons officer at Patrol Coastal Crew GOLF; weapons officer and combat systems officer aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72); and surface operations and strike officer at CSG Ten.

Plant’s shore assignments include serving as a seamanship and navigation officer at the United States Naval Academy and as an anti-submarine and surface warfare tactics instructor at Tactical Training Group, Atlantic.

He served as a battalion electronic warfare officer in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom while attached to Joint Crew Composite Squadron One as an individual augmentee.

He is qualified as a U.S. Navy surface warfare officer and his personal decorations include the Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), Army Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), and various unit and service awards.

Cmdr. Matthew E. Plant is a native of Fredericksburg, Virginia. He is a 2006 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a 2018 graduate of Colorado State University with a master’s degree in healthcare administration and management. He commissioned through Naval ROTC.

Plant’s operational assignments include serving as the first lieutenant and combat information center officer aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61); weapons officer at Patrol Coastal Crew GOLF; weapons officer and combat systems officer aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72); and surface operations and strike officer at Carrier Strike Group Ten.

Plant’s shore assignments include serving as a seamanship and navigation officer at the United States Naval Academy and as an anti-submarine and surface warfare tactics instructor at Tactical Training Group, Atlantic.

He served as a battalion electronic warfare officer in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom while attached to Joint Crew Composite Squadron One as an individual augmentee.

He is qualified as a U.S. Navy surface warfare officer and his personal decorations include the Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), Army Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), and various unit and service awards.


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