Thomas T. Matteson

Last updated
Thomas T. Matteson
Born (1935-06-15) June 15, 1935 (age 85)
Upper Sandusky, Ohio
Allegiance Flag of the United States.svg United States of America
Service/branch USCG
Years of service1957-1998
Rank Rear admiral
Commands heldSuperintendent, US Merchant Marine Academy
Superintendent, US Coast Guard Academy
Chief, Office of Personnel and Training, USCG
Battles/wars Cuban Missile Crisis (blockade)
Awards Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal
United States Naval Aviator badge
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Navy Expeditionary Medal
National Defense Service Medal

Rear Admiral Thomas T. Matteson (born June 15, 1935) was appointed Superintendent of the United States Merchant Marine Academy in the summer of 1993 and served in that position until his retirement in August 1998. [1] [2] [3] Matteson had served as superintendent of the United States Coast Guard Academy from June 1989, prior to taking over as superintendent of the Merchant Marine Academy. [4]

Contents

Childhood home and education

Matteson is a native of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, and graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1957. [4] Matteson subsequently received a master's degree in management science from the Naval Postgraduate School and later in 1977 graduated from the Air War College. [4]

Other billets

USCGC Castle Rock (WHEC-383).jpg

Thomas T. Matteson's first Coast Guard assignment was on the USCGC Castle Rock (WAVP-383), then, the cutter WHEC-383 (pictured at left), which was serving in the Atlantic Ocean. Later a USCG aviator and helicopter pilot, Matteson then entered flight training in 1961 at the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida. [5] [6] His subsequent assignments included postings at Coast Guard air stations in Miami, Port Angeles, Washington, and Puerto Rico, before being named chief of staff for the Eighth Coast Guard District, New Orleans in 1984. [4]

Decorations and awards

Thomas T. Matteson's decorations, awards and other honors include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the NAACP's Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award. [4]

Related Research Articles

United States Coast Guard Maritime security, search and rescue, and law enforcement branch of the United States Armed Forces

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is the maritime security, search and rescue, and law enforcement service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the country's eight uniformed services. The Coast Guard is a maritime, military, multi-mission service unique among the U.S. military branches for having a maritime law enforcement mission with jurisdiction in both domestic and international waters and a federal regulatory agency mission as part of its duties. It operates under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security during peacetime, and can be transferred to the U.S. Department of the Navy under the Department of Defense by the U.S. President at any time, or by the U.S. Congress during times of war. Prior to its transfer to Homeland Security, it operated under the Department of Transportation from 1967 to 2003 and the Department of the Treasury from its inception until 1967. A congressional authority transfer has only happened once: in 1917, during World War I. When the U.S. entered World War II in December 1941, the Coast Guard had already been transferred by Franklin Roosevelt in November.

United States Coast Guard Academy U.S. Coast Guard service academy

The United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) is a service academy of the United States Coast Guard in New London, Connecticut. Founded in 1876, it is the smallest of the five U.S. service academies and provides education to future Coast Guard officers in one of nine major fields of study. Unlike the other service academies, the Coast Guard Academy does not require a congressional nomination for admission.

United States Merchant Marine Academy U.S. service academy

The United States Merchant Marine Academy is a United States service academy in Kings Point, New York. It trains officers to serve in United States Merchant Marine, branches of the military, and the transportation industry. Midshipmen are trained in different fields such as marine engineering, navigation, ship's administration, maritime law, personnel management, international law, customs, and many other subjects important to the task of running a large ship.

Willard J. Smith United States Coast Guard admiral (1914–2000)

Willard John Smith served as the thirteenth Commandant of the United States Coast Guard from 1966 to 1970.

Alfred C. Richmond United States Coast Guard admiral (1902–1984)

Alfred Carroll Richmond was a United States Coast Guard admiral who served as the 11th Commandant of the United States Coast Guard from 1954 to 1962, the second longest tenure of any U.S. Coast Guard Commandant following Russell R. Waesche who served from 1936 to 1946.

Thad Allen Commandant of the United States Coast Guard

Thad William Allen is a former United States Coast Guard admiral who served as the 23rd Commandant of the Coast Guard. Allen is best known for his widely praised performance directing the federal response to hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf Coast region from September 2005 to January 2006, and for his role as National Incident Commander of the Unified Command for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Robert J. Papp, Jr. succeeded him as Commandant on 25 May 2010, in a change of command ceremony.

John Currier American Coast Guard admiral

Vice Admiral John P. Currier was the 28th Vice Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. He assumed the position from Vice Admiral Sally Brice-O'Hara on May 18, 2012 and was relieved on May 20, 2014 by Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger.

United States Naval Aviator

A naval aviator is a commissioned officer or warrant officer qualified as a manned aircraft pilot in the United States Navy or United States Marine Corps. While they complete the same undergraduate flight training as Navy and Marine Corps manned aircraft pilots, and are awarded the same aviation breast insignia, a United States Coast Guard manned aircraft pilot is officially designated as a "Coast Guard aviator".

Warrant officer (United States)

In the United States Armed Forces, the ranks of warrant officer are rated as officers above all non-commissioned officers, candidates, cadets, and midshipmen, but subordinate to the lowest officer grade of O‑1. This application differs from the Commonwealth of Nations and other militaries, where warrant officers are the most senior of the other ranks, equivalent to the U.S. Armed Forces grades of E‑8 and E‑9.

This article covers the organization of the United States Coast Guard.

Robert J. Papp Jr. U.S. Coast Guard Commandant

Admiral Robert Joseph Papp Jr. is a retired United States Coast Guard admiral and served as the 24th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. He led the largest component of the United States Department of Homeland Security, with 42,000 active duty, 8,200 Reserve, 8,000 civilian, and 31,000 Auxiliary personnel.

J. Scott Burhoe United States Coast Guard admiral

Rear Admiral John Scott Burhoe was the 39th Superintendent of the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut from 2007 to 2011. His previous position was Assistant Commandant for Governmental and Public Affairs at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He earned his commission after graduating from Officer Candidate School in 1977. He is the first non-Academy graduate to lead the school in at least one hundred years.

Louis Iasiello

Rear Admiral Fr. Louis V. Iasiello, OFM, USN is a Roman Catholic priest, and is a retired American Navy officer who served as the 23rd Chief of Chaplains of the United States Navy from 2003 to 2006. He is a well known Just War theorist, and his PhD dissertation is entitled: Jus In Bello: Key Issues for a Contemporary Assessment of Just Behavior in War. For 18 months after his retirement from the Navy, he was the president of Washington Theological Union. He accepted a position as a Professor of Humanities at Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio, in 2010.

Daniel B. Lloyd

Daniel B. Lloyd is a retired United States Coast Guard Rear Admiral. His last tour of duty in 2011, was as the Director of Joint Interagency Task Force South. Lloyd assumed the duties of Military Advisor to the Secretary, United States Department of Homeland Security, in June 2006. In this role, he was responsible for advising the Secretary on matters involving coordination between the Department of Homeland Security and all branches of the military.

Erroll M. Brown

Erroll Mingo Brown is a retired rear admiral in the United States Coast Guard. Brown was the first African-American promoted to flag rank in the Coast Guard.

Cari Batson Thomas

Cari Batson Thomas is a retired rear admiral in the United States Coast Guard and a 1984 graduate of the U. S. Coast Guard Academy. On January 22, 2010, Thomas was ceremoniously advanced to rear admiral and became the third recent female commander of the training center to be advanced to a flag officer. Her final assignment was Assistant Commandant for Human Resources at the Coast Guard Academy.

James A. Watson

James Angus Watson IV is a retired United States Coast Guard Rear Admiral. He currently serves as a Senior Vice President at the American Bureau of Shipping.

Paul F. Zukunft US Coast Guard Admiral

Paul Frederick Zukunft is a retired United States Coast Guard admiral who served as the 25th Commandant of the Coast Guard. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Commandant, with the rank of Admiral, in May 2014 and relieved Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr. as Commandant on 30 May 2014. Prior to his selection as Commandant, he served as Commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area. In this position, Zukunft was the operational commander for all U.S. Coast Guard missions within the half of the world that ranges from the Rocky Mountains to the waters off the East Coast of Africa. He concurrently served as Commander, Defense Force West and provided U.S. Coast Guard mission support to the U.S. Department of Defense and Combatant Commanders.

The California Maritime Academy Corps of Cadets is the undergraduate student body at the California Maritime Academy. As a State Maritime Academy, as required by Title 46 Part 310 of the Code of Federal Regulations students are considered Cadets, required to wear uniforms, and utilize a demerit-based disciplinary system. Participation in the Corps of Cadets is mandatory; participation in the Navy Reserve Merchant Marine program is optional. Cadets still utilize Merchant Marine Navy-style uniforms, customs, and traditions. Based on academic majors cadets are organized into Squads, Sections, Divisions and Companies which regularly muster in Morning Formations multiple times a week, as well as stand watches on campus and aboard the training ship.

Edward K. Beale is an author and retired United States Coast Guard Commander. He is a native of Tolland, Connecticut.

References

  1. Who's who in Scuba Diving. 1992. ISBN   9780941332286.
  2. "Coast Guard Academy Chief to Head Merchant Marine Academy". The Associated Press. 1992-12-24.
  3. "Stewart Named Superintendent of U.S. Merchant Marine Academy". PR Newswire. 1998-06-24.
  4. 1 2 3 4 5 "Matteson To Be Superintendent of U.S. Merchant Marine Academy". PR Newswire. 1992-12-24.
  5. official USCG biography
  6. See also
Preceded by
Rear Admiral Paul L. Krinsky, USMS
Superintendent,

US Merchant Marine Academy
1993-1998

Succeeded by
Vice Admiral Joseph D. Stewart, USMS