CMDCM Matthew P. Logsdon

Command Master Chief, USS Tripoli (LHA 7)

20 December 2020  

Command Master Chief Matthew Logsdon is a native of Long Beach, California and was raised in Walled Lake, Michigan.  He entered active naval service in April 1991, reporting to Recruit Training Command at Great Lakes, Illinois. Upon completion of recruit training, he attended Gas Turbine Class “A” School and was designated a Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical).

Master Chief Logsdon served at Assault Craft Unit FIVE, Camp Pendleton, California for 21 years and was a Subject Matter Expert in the Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) program. Rapidly qualifying to LCAC Craftmaster, Detachment LCPO, Operations Department LCPO, and Training Officer, he completed six Western Pacific deployments throughout his tenure to include Operation RESTORE HOPE (Somalia), Operation UNIFIED ASSISTANCE (Indonesia), and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.

A graduate of the United States Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 137) as a Chief Petty Officer and an alumnus of the Command Master Chief Capstone course, Master Chief Logsdon reported to USS PREBLE (DDG 88) in February 2013 as the Command Master Chief. Completing a successful homeport change from San Diego to Pearl Harbor and two Western Pacific deployments assigned to Carrier Strike Group ELEVEN, FIVE, and Expeditionary Strike Group SEVEN, his exceptional crew earned the Spokane Trophy for operational and combat excellence in the Pacific Fleet.

 In July 2015, Master Chief Logsdon joined the Commander, Navy Installations Command enterprise as Command Master Chief, Naval Base Coronado, supporting every Navy community at eight installations, with 143 tenant commands, and 37,000 Sailors and civilians. In August 2017, he was selected to serve as the Command Master Chief for Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Central, where he supported 9 bases and 25 platforms for 299 tenant commands comprised of over 36,000 Sailors and civilians located on three continents.

 Master Chief Logsdon is a graduate of the NDU Keystone course, NPS Naval Senior Leadership Symposium and MCPON Executive Leadership Symposium. He also earned an Associate of Arts in Applied Marine Engineering from Coastline Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies, and a Master of Science degree in Global Environmental Management from American Military University.  His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (seven awards), the Combat Action Ribbon, and various unit and campaign


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