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Maj Jacob Mathieson

Maj Mathieson was commissioned in September 2010 following his graduation from Wayne State College with Bachelor of Science degrees in Geography and Physical Sciences.  After completing The Basic School and the basic Communication Officers Course in 2012, he was assigned to 8th Communication Battalion in Camp Lejeune North Carolina. 

2ndLt Mathieson served as a platoon commander at 8th Communication from July 2012 to June 2014.  During this period, he led multiple communications platoons and from November 2012 to June 2013 he deployed to Regional Command Southwest aboard Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  While deployed he served as the A Co Radio Plt Commander, a Systems Control Watch Officer, and was the officer in charge for the communication detachment in Lash Kar Ga Afghanistan. 

In June 2014 1stLt Mathieson was reassigned to the II Marine Expeditionary Forces G-6 Staff.  As a staff officer with the II MEF G-6 he supported exercise Bold Alligator 2014 and assisted with developing the communication plan for the first II MEF supported rotation of Special Purpose MAGTF South.  He was promoted to the rank of Captain in March of 2015. 

Following his time at Camp Lejeune, Captain Mathieson was transferred to Programs and Resources, Headquarters Marine Corps.  From June 2015 to July 2018 Captain Mathieson was the Marine Corps’ lead Communications and Intelligence investment budget analyst.  In this billet he was responsible for managing a portfolio of investments with an annual budget of $1.6 Billion dollars.  Additionally, he was the Marine Corps senior Research and Development appropriation analyst.  While serving in the Pentagon, Captain Mathieson received his Masters of Science degree in Information Assurance and Computer Security from Dakota State University. 

In 2018 Captain Mathieson was accepted as one of the first Marine Corps Cyberspace Operations officers and was selected to attend the Expeditionary Warfare School in Quantico Virginia.  Upon graduation from the Expeditionary Warfare School in May 2019, Major Mathieson was sent to Fort Meade MD and assigned to Marine Corps Cyberspace Warfare Group’s Combat Mission Team 1, Marine Corps Cyberspace Warfare Group.  While assigned to Combat Mission Team 1 he served as the operations officer for the unit responsible for all offensive cyber operations against the team's assigned adversary.  

Maj Mathieson’s personal awards include 2x Meritorious Service Medals and 2x Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals.

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