Command Master Chief Matthew Logsdon was born in Long Beach, California and 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 alumna of the Command Master Chief Capstone course, Master Chief Logsdon reported to USS PREBLE (DDG 88) in February 2013 as the Command Master Chief. He successfully completed a challenging tour that included a Homeport Shift 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, the Battle Efficiency award, and two consecutive Retention Excellence awards.
Master Chief Logsdon reported to Naval Base Coronado as the Command Master Chief in July 2015, supporting eight installations, 143 tenant commands, and 37,000 Sailors and civilians. Serving every Navy community, he was essential in the flawless execution of the historic three Carrier hull-swap with USS RONALD REAGAN, USS GEORGE WASHINGTON, and USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT. Master Chief Logsdon reported to Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia in August 2017 as the Command Master Chief.
Master Chief Logsdon is a graduate of the MCPON Executive Leadership Symposium, 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 (second), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (fourth), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (seventh), and various unit and campaign awards.