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CSM Jon D. Matthews

720th Military Police Battalion, 89th MP Brigade
23 March 2011 ~ 5 Fberuary 2013 Fort Hood, Texas

        CSM Matthews received responsibilities from CSM Peter J. Ladd at Fort Hood on 23 March 2011, and relinquished command to CSM Myron J. Lewis on 5 February 2013.


     CSM Jon D. Matthews was born in San Francisco, CA and moved with his family all over the world while his father served in the Army, settling down in Las Vegas, NV. In 1992 he enlisted in the Army as an Airborne Infantryman. He was later re-classed as a Military Policeman.

     His’ military assignments include M60 machine team, 1/508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Kobbe, Panama; Team Leader, 1/504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd ABN Division, Fort Bragg, NC; Team Leader, 272nd Military Police Company, Mannheim, Germany; Squad Leader, 272nd Military Police Company, Mannheim, Germany; Senior Drill Sergeant, A/787th Military Police Company, Fort Leonard Wood, MO; NCOIC, Military Police Captains Career Course, Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Platoon Sergeant, 212th Military Police Company, 18th MP Brigade, Ansbach, Germany; Company Operations Sergeant, 501st Military Police Company, 1AD, Wiesbaden, Germany; First Sergeant, 501st Military Police Company, 1st Armored Division, Wiesbaden, Germany.

     CSM Matthews military education includes Infantry and Military Police OSUT, Airborne School, Drill Sergeant School, Child Abuse Prevention and Investigative Techniques Course, Domestic Violence Investigative Techniques Course, Operational Security Course, Anti-Terrorism Level II and all the NCOES level courses.

      CSM Matthews’ awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2 oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (2 oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (8 oak leaf clusters), Good Conduct Medal (6th award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal (Bronze star), Iraqi Campaign Medal (Bronze star), Global War on Terror Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, NATO Medal (2nd award), Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, Parachutists Badge, Meritorious Unit Citation and the Honduran Foreign Jump Wings.

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