Master Chief Matthew T. Jordan
Command Master Chief, Sector Virginia
Master Chief Petty Officer Matthew T. Jordan assumed the duties as the Command Master Chief for Sector Virginia on July 19, 2023, where he serves as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader for all U.S. Coast Guard personnel assigned to Sector Virginia. His primary responsibility is to advise the Sector Commander on issues and initiatives pertaining to all Coast Guard members and their families.
Originally from Bixby, Oklahoma, Jordan enlisted in the Coast Guard in 2001. Most recently he served as the Command Master Chief for Coast Guard Sector Key West. Previous assignments include Officer-in-Charge of Coast Guard Cutter Blacktip, homeported in Oxnard, California. Officer-in-Charge of Coast Guard Station Erie, Pennsylvania; Executive Petty Officer, Station Oak Island, North Carolina; Executive Petty Officer, Coast Guard Cutter Hawk, St. Petersburg, Florida; Operations Petty Officer, Coast Guard Cutter Assateague, Apra Harbor, Guam; Station Lake Tahoe, California; and Coast Guard Cutter Rush, Honolulu.
Master Chief Jordan’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, four Coast Guard Commendation Medals with operational distinguishing device, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals with operational distinguishing device, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the Coast Guard Overseas Service Ribbon, and numerous personal and service awards. He has earned the permanent Cutterman insignia, Coxswain insignia, Advanced Boat Forces Operations insignia and Command Afloat and Ashore devices.
Jordan is a proud graduate of the Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Leadership Course – Class 67; the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Academy - Class 192; the Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Academy and other service-related schools. He holds an Associate of Science degree in Business from Purdue University and is actively pursuing a Bachelor of Science.
He has been married to the former Sheila Nester of Barrington, Illinois since 2008 and they are the proud parents of two sons, Colin and Evan.