Matthew John Strachan

  • 35N SIGINT ANALYST
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 26, 2021
Full time Intelligence

Personal Summary

SKILLS

• Communications: Written, Verbal Briefing

• Technology: Troubleshooting and Operations

• Innovation: Relentless Drive to Overcome Obstacles & Extract Learning

• Customer Service, Team building & Adaptability

• Emergency Preparedness & Response

Work Experience

Veterans Coach
Nov 2020 - Mar 2022 UNBEATABLE, LLC.
  • Courage Foundation 501c(3)
    Veterans Program Coach leading nationwide programming for Mark Divine, CDR, USN (SEAL) Ret. with a mission to serve returning veterans. Serving as individual and group coach transforming lives and bringing generations of servicemebers together within the year-long Veteran Integration Program
  • Completed 200 hours of training in Mark Divine's yearlong UNBEATABLE/SEALFit Certified Coaching Program including three days of in-person training in San Diego.
  • Handpicked by Mark Divine and Retired USN (SEAL) Chief Richard Thompson to lead COHORT 2 of the Veteran Integration Program.
  • Report directly to Executive Director Sid Ellington, CDR, USN (SEAL) Ret. 
  • In working with our COHORT 2 of the Courage Foundation I developed my own new found sense of courage, of mission, and rebuilt my own self to be capable of serving once again at my highest level.  Ready to reenlist.
Assistant Manager
Sep 2019 - Nov 2020 Sprouts Farmers Market
  • Member of New Store Opening Team -- Assistant Manager Grocery responsible for $40K/week in sales and $12K/week ordering.  Awarded #1 in company for promotional sales on Super Bowl Sunday.  Proved pivotal in leadership role at start of pandemic when declared by US President that grocery became an "essential business" and suddenly our role became extremely vital to sustaining our community.
  • While working as Assistant Manager I met my wife who also worked at Sprouts and we got married, so we chose to leave the grocery business.  I moved on to coaching veterans full-time for Mark Divine's non-profit Courage Foundation.

 

Weather Technichan/SSgt/E-5
May 1999 - May 2005 US Air Force - Active Duty

US Air Force -- Active Duty -- 1W071A Weather Technician and Staff Weather NCO

  • Space Launch Weather Observer, Cape Canaveral AFS, FL
  • Weather Observer, Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, OPERATION ALLIED FORCE 
  • Weather Forecaster, Dyess AFB, TX
  • Weather Forecaster, Andersen AB, Guam
  • Joint Operations Weather Forecaster, Diego Garcia, BIOT
  • Unit Leader for DMSP Small Tactical Terminal SATCOM deployment and training
  • Expert in VHF/UHF Aircraft Communications, Global High Frequency Communications. 

Four-time recipient of Air Force Achievement Medal and Honorable Discharge

Education

B.A. History
Jun 2005 - Dec 2010 Northern Illinois University
A.A.S. Weather Technology
May 1999 - Sep 2004 Community College of the Air Force
Emergency Medical Technician
May 2018 - Dec 2018 Northern Virginia Community College
50-Day Outdoor Leader Course
Sep 2013 - Nov 2013 North Carolina Outward Bound School
B.S. Electrical Engineering
Jun 2005 - May 2006 Northern Illinois University
B.S. Electrical Engineering
Aug 1996 - Dec 1998 George Mason University