Captain Christopher J. Mattos is from East Northport, NY and commissioned as an Infantry Officer from the United States Military Academy in 2009 with a Bachelors in Science in Operations Research. He then served in 1st Squadron 2nd Calvary Regiment in Vilseck, Germany as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Recon Platoon Leader, and Assistant Operations Officer from 2010 to 2013. During this time he deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan as a Platoon Leader. After attending the Maneuver Captains Career Course in Fort Benning, GA, CPT Mattos served in the 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY. He served in the Combined Joint Task Force-101 CJ5 Future Plans shop as the Division Maneuver Planner in Bagram, Afghanistan. Following the deployment, he was assigned as the Assistant Operations Officer for 1-187 Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) before taking command of Charlie Company, 1-187 IN, 3 BCT, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) and again deploying to eastern Afghanistan. CPT Mattos recently graduated the Eisenhower Leader Development Program at Teacher’s College, Columbia University, earning his masters of arts in Social-Organizational Psychology.
Captain Mattos has attended several military schools and courses to include: Sniper Employment Leader Course, Javelin Gunner Course, Stryker Leader Course, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Ranger School, Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leader Course, Security Force Advisor Course, Combatives Level 1 and 2, Basic Officer Leader Course, Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course, and Maneuver Captains Career Course.
Captain Mattos' awards and decorations include Bronze Star Medal 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service medal 1 Oak Leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal 2 Oak leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Service Medal, National Defense Service medal, Afghan Campaign Medal 3 Awards, Global war on Terrorism Service Medal, and NATO Medal