Nomination for promotion of Capt. Matthew N. Ott III to the rank of Rear Admiral (lower half) was received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
Capt. Ott is currently serving as chief of staff, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP).
Ott received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business with a Psychology minor from the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) and commissioned via VMI's Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program. In 2004, he earned a Master of Business Administration in Global Supply Chain Management and E-Business and Digital Commerce from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School. He is a 2011 distinguished graduate of National Defense University’s Industrial College of the Armed Forces, where he earned a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy. He is also a graduate of the John F. Kennedy Executive School of Government, Harvard University.
Previous shore assignments include commanding officer, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Jacksonville; director of Aviation Operations, NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; commanding officer, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Defense Supply Center Philadelphia Pacific Region; aircraft depot repair officer, S-3 Viking lead logistician, P-3 Orion lead logistician and director of Industrial Support Programs, Naval Inventory Control Point Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; aide to the 14th Director, DLA; flag aide to the Commander, NAVSUP and 41st Chief of Supply Corps; and logistics outfitting and grooming officer, Commander, Naval Air Forces U.S. Pacific Fleet.
His afloat assignments include supply officer, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76); pre-commissioning and commissioning supply officer, USS Decatur (DDG 73); and aviation support division officer, USS Tarawa (LHA 1). Each of his teams earned multiple Supply Blue "E" Awards for Excellence.
Ott was one of the first officers on ground in Haiti following January 2010’s 7.0 earthquake, serving as one of the five members of U.S. Southern Command's (SOUTHCOM’s) Logistics Assessment Team. He remained until March 2010 as DLA Support Team’s Operations officer supporting SOUTHCOM, Joint Task Force-Haiti, and the Joint Logistics Command-Haiti in Operation Unified Response.
He is designated as a Naval Aviation Supply officer and a Surface Warfare Supply Corps officer. He is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps and is a Joint Qualified officer. He is Level III Life Cycle Logistics certified and is the Supply Corps’ first Life Cycle Logistics Key Leadership Position designee. His teams earned the prestigious Admiral Stan Arthur Logistics Team of the Year award for innovation and excellence for 2016 (NAVSUP Logistics Cell Team out of Philadelphia) and 2017 (NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville Enterprise Logistics Response Team). Both teams were also selected as NAVSUP’s Logistics Team of the Year.
Ott’s personal decorations include the Legion of Merit; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal; Joint Service Commendation Medal; and various unit and campaign awards.