Captain Matthew W. Foster

Capt. Foster received his commission after graduating from North Carolina State University in 2000.  He holds a master’s degree in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
 
At sea, Foster served as propulsion division officer and main propulsion assistant aboard USS Mount Vernon (LSD 39); navigator aboard USS Anzio (CG 69); chief engineer aboard USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60); and executive officer of USS Russell (DDG 59).  He commanded USS Russell (DDG 59) and Patrol Coastal Crew Echo, embarked aboard USS Typhoon (PC 5), USS Tempest (PC 2) and USS Squall (PC 7).
 
Ashore, Foster served on the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) staff in the Assessment Division (N81), the Joint Capabilities and Integration Division (N83), and the Programming Division (N80).  He also served in the Programming and Budget Analysis Division on the Joint Staff.  Most recently, he was the executive assistant to the commander, Naval Surface Forces/Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet.
 
Foster is currently serving as commanding officer of Naval Leadership and Ethics Command, San Diego.
 
Foster holds subspecialties in operations research, financial management, requirements management and mechanical engineering.  He is the recipient of multiple professional and academic awards and has been fortunate enough to serve on numerous teams that have earned the Battle “E” award.

Last Updated: 14 December 2021

 
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