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National Security Network Participant

Matthew Driskill

U.S. Navy


Last updated: Jul 31, 2019

Matt Driskill is a Naval Flight Officer in the U.S. Navy, with over 2,000 flight hours, primarily in the F/A-18F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler. Matt has flown combat operations in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Odyssey Dawn and Enduring Freedom and has led government-industry planning teams in the pursuit of technology acquisition strategies for U.S. and NATO aircraft. With the help of the Milken Institute, in 2015 he founded the Military Leadership Circle (MLC). MLC members are active duty military officers and veterans seeking to bridge the civil-military divide through a corporate-military leadership exchange program called RAMP. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Driskill holds an MBA from Auburn University, and an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations, a 2019 Presidential Leadership Scholar, and serves as a special advisor or is on the board of multiple foundations serving the needs of veterans.

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