MAJ Matt Cavanaugh
MAJ Matthew (“Matt”) Cavanaugh is a native of Saint Paul, Minnesota, and is a 2002 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. Commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Field Artillery, he served with Howitzer Battery, Second Squadron, Third Armored Cavalry Regiment in Operation Iraqi Freedom I and III. After an assignment at U.S. Strategic Command – Integrated Missile Defense, Major Cavanaugh joined the FA59 Army Strategist community, enabling him to serve subsequently on the Army Staff at the Pentagon. He is a graduate of the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, the Military Intelligence Captain’s Career Course, and the Basic Strategic Arts Program at the U.S. Army War College.
MAJ Cavanaugh is currently serving as the Course Director and Instructor of DS470: Military Strategy in the Defense & Strategic Studies Department at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. He recently completed a Master’s in Strategic Studies (with Merit) at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. He is proud to have been named the U.S. Army’s Athlete of the Year in 2009 (through the Association of the United States Army). He has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Combat Action Badge, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and the Army Staff Badge.