Matt is currently a Principal / Director of Partnership Intermediary Agreement (PIA) Programs for Energetic Technology Center (ETC). He retired from the US Army with 30 years of service in March 2018. His final assignment was the Division Chief, Operational Contract Support for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), Director of Logistics in an effort to reduce risk when incorporating commercial options into military operations. He also served with the Center for Joint and Strategic Logistics (CJSL) and stood up immediate support for the Vice-Chairman Joint Staff Innovation Group (JSIG) to fully assess the Joint Logistics Enterprise and technology acceleration in contested & distributed operating environment.
Matt was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and grew up in north-central Florida. In 1987 he was commissioned through ROTC as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army Corps of Engineers at the University of Florida. His initial assignments included various troop command and staff positions with 8th Army (Korea), Training and Doctrine Command (3-10th Infantry) and Forces Command (46th Engineers). In 1995, he was selected for the Army Acquisition Corps and was assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers (Kansas City) as a Contracting Officer where he deployed to Bosnia and Croatia in 1995-96 supporting Operation Joint Endeavor.
In 1998-99 COL Riordan participated in the Training-With-Industry program at the Boeing Corporation in Duluth, GA and his follow-on assignment was as a Program Integrator with the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) in both the Lockheed-Martin Fire & Missile Control and the Lockheed-Martin Information Systems business units from 1999 to 2001. He also served as an Assistant Product Manager (APM) in PM Training Devices (TRADE) under PEO Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (STRI) supporting instrumentation at the National Training Center (NTC), Fort Irwin, CA from 2001-2003. In 2003 he was selected to work with the Director of Logistics (J4) at the US Central Command (CENTCOM) in Tampa covering over 23 countries in the Middle-East. In 2006 he was nominated as the Product Manager for Acq Business under PEO Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) and in 2009 departed to attend the Senior Service College (SSC) at the Eisenhower School, Fort McNair, D.C. Following SSC he served as the Principal Assistant Responsible for Contracting (PARC) at the US Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) before deploying to serve in Operation New Dawn as the Commander of DCMA-Iraq in Baghdad from June 2011 to June 2012 for the military drawdown and continuation of the Diplomatic Mission under Department of State/Chief of Mission. Matt served as the Director of the DCMA Boeing Philadelphia responsible for contract products and services at five operational sites in three states. He led a combined staff of 130 civilians and 10 military professionals. His oversight included management of over 4,800 contracts with a face value worth more than $12 billion and production of the V22 Osprey and CH47 Chinook weapon platforms.
He received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Florida, a Master of Arts Degree in Procurement and in Management from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri, and a Master of Science Degree in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University, Fort McNair, D.C. He is a graduate of the Eisenhower School, Senior Acquisition Course, Advanced Program Managers Course, the Army Command & General Staff College, and the Training-with-Industry Program.
His military decorations include the Bronze Star, Defense Superior Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and received the US Army Chief of Staff’s Douglas MacArthur Award. Matt is married to the former Annmarie Falco of Tewksbury, Massachusetts. They have four children, Veronica (20), Julia (18), Teresa (10), and Joanna (9).
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