On Thursday, April 15, 2021, AFCEA Quantico-Potomac will host a virtual Luncheon with BGen Jay Matos, USMC. BGen Matos currently serves as the J-6 for U.S. Space Command.
Speaker Remarks: 1130-1230
Questions & Answers: 1230-1300
Brigadier General Joseph A. (Jay) Matos, USMC
BGen Matos is a native of Springfield, Virginia. After graduating from Virginia Tech he attended the Marine Corps Officer Candidate Course where he received his commission as a Second Lieutenant.
His operating force assignments include Marine Wing Communications Squadron-28, Communications Officer for the 22d Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) where he completed two Landing Force Sixth Fleet deployments, S-6 Regimental Combat Team-8 (RCT-8) during OIF 04-06, G6 Operations officer for 2d Marine Division, and Deputy G6 for II MEF Forward during OIF 06-08. In 2008, he assumed command of 7th Communication Battalion in Okinawa, Japan. From July 2013 to July 2016, BGen Matos commanded Defense Information Systems Agency Pacific (DISA-PAC), located on Ford Island, Hawai’i, which is responsible for operating and defending DOD networks in the Pacific.
Staff assignments for BGen Matos include Ground Standards Branch at Training and Education Command, project officer for satellite systems at Marine Corps Systems Command, Director of Communication School where he oversaw training of all Marine Corps communication officers, and the Joint Staff, J-6 where he was the Division Chief for Cyber Requirements and Capabilities, Integration and Strategic Initiatives. He also served as Assistant Chief of Staff, Information Environment Division at Marine Forces Pacific where he integrated Operations in the Information Environment for the command. He is currently assigned as Director, J6 for U.S. Space Command.
BGen Matos attended the Basic Communication Officer Course and the Command and Control Systems Course and has earned numerous industry certifications regarding information technology and project management. He is a 2001 graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and Distinguished Graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF) in 2011.
BGen Matos’ personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal with Oak Leaf cluster, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with Gold Star, the Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Gold Star, the Joint Service Achievement Medal and the Combat Action Ribbon.