Matt has been a professional US Army Strategist since 2008, and has served in assignments ranging from the Pentagon, to a forward-stationed division headquarters’, to a space and missile defense command, to the command responsible for defending North America from strategic threats.

In 2015, he was the youngest recipient of the US Military Strategist Association’s Professional award—the Order of Saint Gabriel the Archangel.

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