Mr. Matthew H. Swartz
CHIEF OF STAFF
11 August 2021
Mr. Matthew H. Swartz serves as the executive director and chief of staff for U.S. Fleet Forces Command. Mr. Swartz assumed these duties in September 2019. As a direct report to the commander, he is responsible for integrating resources and readiness fleet-wide, developing strategies to optimize utilization of more than $12 billion as well as 122,000 total active duty and reserve military members, civilian employees and contractors.
Prior to this assignment, Mr. Swartz served as the deputy commander, Naval Information Forces that is responsible for the man, train and equip functions for Navy information warfare (IW) and fleet C5ISR capabilities assigned to 80-plus subordinate operational shore commands manned by over 21,000 IW personnel operating across the globe. In the execution of his duties, he led a staff of 500-plus military and civilian professionals and directly managed an annual budget of $1.4 billion.
Mr. Swartz also served in multiple other federal senior executive positions. He served as the chief information officer of the USDA Forest Service; the executive director and command information officer for U.S. Fleet Cyber Command; and the director for assured command and control within the directorate of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (DCNO) Information Warfare (N2/N6), where he was responsible for oversight, resource sponsorship, and the cybersecurity of Navy tactical, operational, and enterprise communications, networks, and command and control systems. Also during this period, Mr. Swartz led the Chief of Naval Operations and the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN (RDA)) Task Force chartered to define the Navy’s approach and response to cyber security.
In addition to these executive positions, Mr. Swartz has served as the deputy director, logistics planning and innovation for the DCNO for fleet readiness and logistics and as enterprise initiatives branch head for the DCNO for communication networks. Prior to government service, Mr. Swartz served in executive and senior leadership roles in the commercial industry.
Mr. Swartz holds a bachelor's degree from Mary Washington College and master of science degrees from the University of Virginia and the National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
Mr. Swartz has received various awards throughout his career, which are all a reflection of the opportunities he has had to be part of amazing teams consisting of Sailors and civilians within the Department of Navy.