Captain Matthew P. Beare, Sr.

Capt. Matthew P. Beare. Sr., a native of Alexandria, Va., enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1986 and attended recruit training at Recruit Training Command in San Diego, California. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Crichton College, a master’s in Business Administration from Liberty University and a master’s in Public Administration from American Military University. 
 
After completing recruit training, he attended Naval Aircrew Candidate and Rescue Swimmer School in Pensacola, Florida, followed by Aviation Anti-Submarine Warfare Operator (AW) “A” School in Millington, Tenn., and then Fleet Replacement Aircrew training at Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 10 in San Diego. 
 
His initial sea duty was with HS 12 in Atsugi, Japan, embarked aboard USS Midway (CV 41) serving as an SH-3H aircrewman and rescue swimmer from 1988-1991. In 1991, he reported to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 1 in Patuxent River, Md., where he transitioned from the SH-3H to the SH-60F/HH-60 aircraft. In 1994, he reported to HS-14 in Atsugi, Japan, embarked aboard USS Independence (CV 61).  In 1998, he was selected to serve as the AW rating detailer in Millington, Tenn.  Here, he was selected for the Limited Duty Officer (LDO) program and commissioned as an Ensign in 1999.
 
After completing LDO/CWO indoctrination in Pensacola, Fla., he reported to Navy Personnel Command where he served as support for Navy Selection Boards (PERS-3). In 2000, he reported to Destroyer Squadron SIX (CDS 6) in Pascagoula, Miss., where he served as the air operations officer.  In 2003, he reported to the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as assistant strike operations officer and qualified as a tactical action officer. 
 
In 2006, he reported to Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC) in Pensacola, Fla., as the Aircrew and Rescue Swimmer School division officer.  While attached to NASC, he served on an individual augmentee tour to Al Asad, Iraq.  In 2009, he reported to the staff of Carrier Strike Group TWO embarked aboard USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) as assistant air operations officer and qualified as a battle watch captain.  In 2012, he reported to the Center for Surface Combat Systems Unit Dam Neck, Va., where he served as the director of training.  In 2015, he reported to the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) as the weapons officer.  He reported to NRD Phoenix in March 2016 as the executive officer.  He assumed command of NRD Phoenix in November 2017.  In April 2019, he reported to NASC as the director for Aviation Enlisted Aircrew Training School.  He then served as officer-in-charge of the Navy Recruiting Orientation Unit.
 
He currently serves as commanding officer, Naval Air Technical Training School, in Pensacola, Fla.
 
He has accumulated more than 3,300 flight hours in the SH-3H/SH-60F/H-60H.  His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (six awards), Air Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals (five awards, one with combat “V”), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards) and various unit, service and campaign awards. 
 
 

Last Updated: 16 March 2022

 
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