CDR Matthew P. Brouillard
Commanding Officer,USS Columbus (SSN 762)
A native of Jonesboro, Georgia, Commander Brouillard graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics.
Afloat, Commander Brouillard completed his division officer tour aboard the fast-attack submarine USS MONTPELIER (SSN 765) in Norfolk, VA. He completed his department head tour aboard the ballistic missile submarine USS NEVADA (SSBN 733) (B) as Engineer in Bangor, WA. He completed his executive officer tour aboard the fast-attack submarine USS BOISE (SSN 764) in Norfolk, VA. During his sea tours he made one deployment to the CENTCOM area of operations and four Strategic Deterrent Patrols.
Ashore, Commander Brouillard completed tours with Submarine Learning Facility Norfolk as tactic’s instructor, Commander Submarine Squadron 19 as Squadron Engineer, Commander United States Fleet Forces Command as Assistant Government Program Manager, and Commander Submarine Squadron 4 as Deputy for Operations. He completed a course of study at the Naval Postgraduate School, earning a Master of Science degree in Physics as well as completing Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) Phase I. Additionally, he completed JPME Phase II during a course of study at Joint Forces Staff College.
Commander Brouillard’s personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (with Gold Stars) and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (with Gold Star) as well as multiple unit and service awards.