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Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Woods is a logistics Officer and recently served as the Commanding Officer of 1st Transportation Support Battalion from 2018-2020. He is a native of Cypress, Texas and received his commission through the Prairie View A&M Navy Reserve Officer Training program in 2000.

Matt attended The Basic School and was subsequently designated a Logistics Officer. After attending the Logistics Officer’s course, he was assigned to 3d Battalion, 2d Marines where he served as a Platoon Commander and Battalion assistant logistics Officer from 2001 through 2004. He deployed with the Battalion to Okinawa, Japan as part of the Unit Deployment Program and to Iraq as part of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. His second assignment from 2004-2006 was with 2nd Transportation Support Battalion where he served as a Company Executive Officer, Company Commander, and Battalion assistant operations Officer. He deployed with the company in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005.  He attended resident Expeditionary Warfare School in 2006.  Following school, he served as an instructor and staff member at The Basic School for three years. In 2010 he was assigned to 3d Marine Logistics Group in Okinawa Japan; he initially performed the duties of current operations Officer for 3d Marine Logistics Group before joining Combat Logistics Battalion 4.  He served as the Operations Officer for Combat Logistics Battalion 4 and deployed with the Battalion to Afghanistan in support of operation ENDURING FREEDOM.  Upon return from deployment he assumed the duties of executive Officer of 9th Engineer Support Battalion. He attended Marine Corps Command and Staff College in 2013. Matt reported to United States Southern Command after graduating from Command and Staff College. He served in the J4 and Commanders Action Group while assigned to SOUTHCOM. In 2017 he reported to 1st Marine Division to serve as the deputy G4. He assumed command of 1st Transportation Support Battalion in June of 2018.

His civilian and professional military education include Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Prairie View A&M, resident Expeditionary Warfare School, resident Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and Joint Forces Staff College.

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