Marine Officer Instructor


Captain Matthew Stelmach reported to the the United States Naval Academy in July 2008. He graduated in 2012 with a Bachelors of Science in Economics. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps in May 2012.

He reported to The Basic School (TBS) at Quantico, VA in July 2012, graduating in January 2013 with orders to the Infantry Officer’s Course (IOC). He reported to IOC in March 2013 and graduated in June 2013.

He reported to 1st Battalion, 7th Marines at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, CA in July 2013. He served as the Combined Anti Armor Team One Platoon Commander from July 2013 until September 2014. During this time he deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, as a Mobile Assault Platoon Commander in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM 14.1. From September 2014 to October 2014, he remained in Afghanistan after the departure of 1st Battalion, 7th Marines from theater to serve as the Regional Command Southwest (RC/SW) Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel (TRAP) Platoon Commander.

In October 2014 he assumed responsibilities as the Executive Officer, Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines. He attended Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) Course at Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS­1) and graduated in May of 2015. In September 2015, he assumed responsibilities as the Battalion Fire Support Coordinator. He deployed to Iraq and Jordan in support of Special Marine Air Ground Task Force ­ Crisis Response ­ Central Command (SPMAGTF­CR­CC) 16.1 from October 2015 until April 2016.

In June 2016, he reported to the University of Michigan Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (NROTC) unit, where he currently serves as the Marine Officer Instructor.

Captain Stelmach is a graduate of the Infantry Officers’ Course and the MAWTS­1 Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course. His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat “V”, and the Combat Action Ribbon.