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Force Master Chief
Force Master Chief
Commander Matt Voss
Executive Officer, Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 130
25 October 2020
A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Commander Voss graduated from Florida State University in May 2003. CDR Voss was commissioned through Officer Candidate School at NAS Pensacola, FL in May 2004 and subsequently reported for flight training. He earned his Naval Flight Officer Wings in October 2005. In December, CDR Voss reported to the VAQ-129 “Vikings” for initial fleet training as an EA-6B Electronic Countermeasures Officer at NAS Whidbey Island, WA.
CDR Voss began his operational flying in January 2007 with the “Yellow Jackets” of VAQ 138. While a “Yellow Jacket”, he made two deployments aboard USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74), participating in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. During his tour, CDR Voss graduated from the Electronic Attack Weapons School and was designated a Prowler Tactics Instructor in December 2009.
CDR Voss reported to the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC) at NAS Fallon, NV in January 2010 as a SEAD Air Wing Instructor. While at NSAWC, CDR Voss went through a transition to the EA-18G with training stops at NAS Lemoore and NAS Whidbey Island. In January 2011, CDR Voss was selected to be a plank holder in the establishment of the AEA Weapon School (HAVOC) at NAS Fallon and was part of the initial cadre of HAVOC instructors.
CDR Voss returned to the fleet as a training officer with the “Shadowhawks” of VAQ-141, in September 2013, forward deployed in Atsugi, Japan. While with VAQ-141, he completed four patrols aboard USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) supporting stability and security in the 7
Fleet area of operations.
After finishing up his tour in Japan, CDR Voss reported to VAQ-142, the “Gray Wolves” as a department head in September 2015 at NAS Whidbey Island. CDR Voss made one deployment aboard USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) participating in Operation INHERENT RESOLVE and Operation RESOLUTE SUPPORT, serving as both Operations Officer and Maintenance Officer. While assigned to VAQ-142, CDR Voss was selected as the 2017 COMNAVAIRPAC Naval Flight Officer of the Year.
Following his department head tour, CDR Voss served as a joint plans and action officer with CONR-1AF (AFNORTH) at Tyndall AFB, FL. While at Tyndall, he directly supported the re-write of Homeland Defense Plans and supported command crisis action teams during humanitarian relief efforts. He selected for squadron command in March 2018 and is scheduled to report to VAQ-130 as Executive Officer in October 2020.
CDR Voss has accumulated over 2,500 flight hours and over 700 carrier arrested landings, including over 40 combat missions. His awards include the Strike/Flight Air Medal (2 awards), Navy Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal and various command service awards and ribbons.
VAQ-130 Executive Officer