Lieutenant Matthew Smith

Officer Instructor



Lieutenant Matthew Smith, born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, attended the United States Naval Academy. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 2010. Upon commissioning, he attended Naval Nuclear Power School and Nuclear Power Training Unit in Charleston, South Caroli

na. After completion of nuclear power training, he attended the Submarine Officer Basic Course in Groton, Connecticut.

His first submarine assignment, from 2011 to 2015, was the USS OLYMPIA (SSN-717), home ported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Onboard he served as the Assistant Weapons Officer, Anti-terrorism Officer, and Quality Assurance Officer and Main Propulsion Assistant.

LT Smith's awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2) and various unit awards.

LT Smith is married to Mrs. Kaitlin Smith and has a daughter named Adaline. They reside in Los Angeles, California.