Virginia passion, American patriotism, and National Pride inspired MCD to 'write new chapters in history'. Student, soldier, and steward of public service, Matt published a revolutionary history bo...view moreVirginia passion, American patriotism, and National Pride inspired MCD to 'write new chapters in history'. Student, soldier, and steward of public service, Matt published a revolutionary history book about U.S. Leadership and the competitiveness of American enterprise... his literary work and innovative website (http://PRESSedent.com) serve as a leading source of news and information with ‘Readership-following-Leadership’ - in areas of industry; national security, foreign affairs, government relations, community service, diplomacy, environmentalism, education, innovation, and technology, as well as many other sector-specific chapters of social responsibility and community impact.
Matt enlisted as anE-1/11B in the Army Airborne Infantry after high school, graduating from TC Williams in Alexandria Virginia and then two years at Northern Virginia Community College. He underwent AIT (Advanced Infantry Training) at Fort Benning, Georgia and took college courses while on active duty through DANTES (Defense Activity Non Traditional Education System). Selected from hundreds of soldiers assigned to 3/325 ABCT (Airborne Brigade Combat Team) in Vicenza, Italy, he served directly under Major General Curtis Scaparrotti (now Commander of 82nd Airborne). ABCT responded to Rwanda's atrocities of ethnic cleansing in 1994 with 'Operation Support Hope' and aided surviving displaced citizens, as part of SETAF (Southern European Task Force) - a rapid reaction force ready to Respond/Retaliate/Rescue, Anyone/Anywhere/Anytime by forming/deploying/employing joint task forces to achieve full spectrum dominance across a broad range of tactical operations. SETAF participated in combined exercises in Europe, Middle East, and Africa with foreign training exercises with allied countries (France, Australia, Britain, Norway, Russia, Germany) – as well as demonstrated its role as the lead element of the peace implementation forces into Bosnia-Herzegovina for 'Operation Joint Endeavor' in December 1995. Completing his active duty enlistment, he was Honorably Discharged from United States Army in March of 1996. Matt then worked as a civilian under General George Casey in Germany at Rose Barracks, as a technology specialist and help desk manager at DOIM (Directorate of Information Managment), then at 3rd COSCOM (Combat Support Command) as systems administrator, then Network Manager, and finally Department Director of FSB (Forward Support Base) in Camp Darby Italy - providing logistical support for humanitarian releif missions, distaster recovery, and the war on terrorism in the aftermath of events of September 11, 2001.
Over the course of 15 years, Matt travelled throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. He speaks English, fluent Italian, conversational German, basic Spanish, beginner's Arabic. Although an internationalist and global citizen, he remains close to his Washington roots. A 2004 graduate of European School of Economics (http://uniese.it), he was personally handed his MBA by Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Michael Spence, Chairman of the World Bank's Commission on Growth and Development. Since 2005, Matt served as Managing Director of Global Village Publishing & Media (http://GVPedia.com), where his leadership helped GVPedia publish innovative yearbooks for Presidents, Prime Ministers, and Kings of Countries around the world. He returned to Washington in 2007 to work on his illustrated hardcover "BEST OF DC: 'Defining Change' in American Leadership", which received critical acclaim when it was published shortly after the Presidential Inauguration in January 2009, with a celebrated book launch at the National Press Club in July, and media coverage coverage on television, radio, and newspapers later that summer. The morning after his CNN interview on "Larry King Live" in November, the United States Department of Justice called Matt into a heavily-guarded office building in downtown Washington - where he answered a series of questions, completed an extensive security questionnaire, and passed a mandatory background investigation - then was offered a position as in-house consultant with DOJ's Community Relation Service. The process spanned the course of 5 months and during that time, Matt provided media assessment, public affairs outreach, press interviews, researched publications, revised brochures/booklets/etc, and developed the new website (http://Justice.gov/CRS) for the agency as it approaches its 50th Anniversary in 2014 as "America's Peacemaker".view less
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