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Rear Admiral Jon Matheson, BS, MSM, LM


Rear Admiral Jon Matheson, USN - Senior Fellow of New Westminster College - http://newwestminstercollege.ca

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Rear Admiral Jon Matheson, BS, MSM, LM

Rear Admiral Jon Matheson is a senior naval officer of the United States Navy and Senior Fellow of New Westminster College. He has a distinguished record of ethical leadership and is a superior communicator and proven problem solver. He holds a current Top Secret / SCI clearance.

Rear Admiral Matheson is considered expert in the following specialty fields:

  • Leadership
  • Executive Management
  • Financial Management
  • Planning
  • Analysis
  • Strategic Vision
  • Communication
  • Team Training
  • Team Building

Rear Admiral Matheson’s professional experience includes:

  • Rear Admiral (Lower Half) at U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF),USFF Reserve Chief of Staff and USFF Reserve Deputy Commander for Fleet Management: October 2011 – Present
  • Senior Analyst at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC): September 2005 – Present
  • Captain / Chief of Staff at US Navy: January 2011 – September 2011
  • Commanding Officer : NR NWDC Det 101 at Navy Warfare Develpment Command (NWDC): November 2008 – December 2010
  • Director, Navy Maritime Operations Center (MOC) Training Team at US Navy: February 2008 – September 2010
  • Commanding Officer of NR CSG-8 at Carrier Strike Group EIGHT (CSG-8): November 2006 – November 2008
  • Chief of Staff to U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) Executive Director at US Navy: October 2006 – January 2008
  • Commanding Officer of NR TACRON 2286 at Tactical Air Control Squadron 2286 (TACRON 2286): October 2004 – November 2006
  • Commanding Officer of VFC-12 at Fighter Squadron Composite Twelve (VFC-12): November 2001 – March 2003
  • Led a Navy Reserve F/A-18 Fighter Squadron and Navy Fighter Pilot (F-14, F-16, A-4, F-5, F-18) at US Navy: January 1987 – March 2003

Rear Admiral Matheson’s skills and expertise includes:

  • Skills & Expertise and National Security
  • Team Building and Organizational Leadership
  • Aviation and Leadership Development
  • Strategic Planning and Executive Management
  • Mentoring
  • Aviation Operations
  • International Relations
  • Humanitarian Affairs and Change Management
  • Operational Risk Management and Operations Management
  • Cross-functional Team Leadership and Building Strong Teams

Rear Admiral Matheson’s education includes:

  • BS, Aeronautical Engineering, Kent State University: 1979 – 1984
  • Wooster High School: 1977 – 1979 

Rear Admiral Matheson’s honours, awards and decorations include:

  • Senior Fellow of New Westminster College
  • Legion of Merit
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Navy Commendation Medal

As a Senior Fellow of New Westminster College, Rear Admiral Jon Matheson is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and ethical leadership, and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.


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