Commander Matthew G. Dalton

Cmdr. Matthew Gregory Dalton, a native of Phoenix, Arizona, received his commission from the United States Naval Academy in 2005, earning a Bachelor of Science in history. He also holds a Master of Arts in strategic intelligence from American Military University. Dalton completed Joint Professional Military Education Phase I and Phase II and was the Navy’s federal executive fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs think tank from 2019 to 2020.

Dalton's operational tours include direct support officer aboard USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68); information warfare officer on Destroyer Squadron 40 (CDS 40), serving as the task force deputy information warfare commander for Partnership of the Americas 2007 embarked on USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52); officer in charge of Cryptologic Support Team 2 at Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Arabian Peninsula (CJSOTF-AP), headquartered in Balad, Iraq; multinational resource management team lead at the Aerospace Data Facility-Colorado, where he led a joint military and civilian team directing real-time implementation and resource allocation of national assets; lead information operations planner and focal point control officer at Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet aboard the USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19); Special Reconnaissance Team 2 special collections troop commander in charge of the tactical information operations (TIO) program’s support to Naval Special Warfare (NSW) operations in AFRICOM, EUCOM, and SOUTHCOM; Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Yokosuka executive officer/deputy commander (Task Group 1070.2), conducting high priority fleet operations throughout INDOPACOM; and Naval Special Warfare Command’s (NSWC) force cryptologist (N39) and TIO director in charge of NSW’s cryptologic workforce conducting special operations globally.
 
Ashore, his assignments include serving at NIOC Texas as the Fleet Information Operations Center analysis and Production department head; NIOC Colorado’s National Security Agency/Central Security Service department head; flag aide to the Director of the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office; and executive assistant to the Director of Intelligence (J2), U.S. Cyber Command.
 
Cmdr. Dalton assumed command of Information Warfare Training Command Monterey in May 2022.
 
His decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), and various unit and service awards.

Last Updated: 16 May 2022

 
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