Master Chief Petty Officer Matthew T. Jordan
Sector Key West Command Master Chief
Command Master Chief Matthew T. Jordan assumed the duties as the Command Master Chief for Sector Key West on August 10, 2020 where he serves as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader for all U.S. Coast Guard personnel assigned to Sector Key West. His primary responsibility is to advise the Sector Commander on issues and initiatives pertaining to all Coast Guard members and their families. Sector Key West encompasses a 55,000 square nautical mile region bordering the territorial seas of Cuba and the Bahamas, comprising the Port of Key West, the Southern Straits of Florida, and the Gulf of Mexico.
Originally from Bixby, OK, Master Chief Jordan enlisted in the Coast Guard in 2001. Most recently he served as the Officer in Charge of USCGC BLACKTIP, homeported in Oxnard, CA. Previous assignments include Officer-in-Charge of Coast Guard Station Erie, PA; Executive Petty Officer, Station Oak Island, NC; Executive Petty Officer, USCGC HAWK, St. Petersburg, FL; Operations Petty Officer, USCGC ASSATEAGUE, Apra Harbor, Guam; Station Lake Tahoe, CA; and USCGC RUSH, Honolulu, HI.
Master Chief Jordan’s awards include 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 other personal and service awards. He has earned the permanent Cutterman insignia, Coxswain insignia, Advanced Boat Forces Operations insignia and Command Afloat and Ashore devices.
Master Chief 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 CG Maritime Law Enforcement Academy and other service-related schools. He is actively pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Purdue Global University.
He has been married to the former Sheila Nester of Barrington, IL since 2008 and they are the proud parents of two sons, Colin and Evan.