Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Deputy Commander, United States Fleet Cyber Command/TENTH Fleet
Rear Admiral Matthew J. Kohler
A native of Erie Pennsylvania, Rear Admiral Kohler graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1983 and was commissioned an Ensign in 1984 through the Aviation Officer Candidate School, Pensacola Florida. His operational tours include Aviation Intelligence Officer for Fighter Squadron One Hundred Two (VF 102) at NAS Oceana, Virginia; Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence (N2) for Commander Amphibious Squadron One (COMPHIBRON One) in San Diego, California; and Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence (N2) for Cruiser Destroyer Group Two (CCDG Two)/USS GEORGE WASHINGTON Battle Group based in Norfolk, Virginia.
Rear Admiral Kohler’s shore tours include: Fleet Ocean Surveillance Information Center/U.S. Naval Forces Europe in London England; Bureau of Naval Personnel in Washington DC; Joint Warfare Analysis Center in Dahlgren, Virginia; United States Special Operations Command in Tampa, Florida; and Joint Interagency Task Force South in Key West, Florida. Rear Admiral Kohler most recently served as Deputy chief, Tailored Access Operations, S32, National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland.
He was announced as Deputy Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/TENTH Fleet by the Secretary of the Navy on 5 July 2011.
Rear Admiral Kohler is a Naval Intelligence Officer, Information Dominance Warfare Officer, and Joint Specialty Officer. He holds Masters Degrees from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School (Computer Science) and from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (Military History).
Rear Admiral Kohler's personal awards include two Defense Superior Service Medals, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, three Naval Commendation Medals and one Joint Achievement Medal.