Colonel Matthew C. Culbertson


Commanding Officer, Philadelphia Consortium NROTC

Colonel Matthew C. Culbertson

Colonel Culbertson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 11 July 1968. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve in 1986, attaining the rank of Sergeant. Upon graduation from Longwood College, he was commissioned in May 1992.

A career air defense and aviation command and control officer, Colonel Culbertson has over 30 years of operational and leadership experience, commanding at the Battery, Squadron, and Marine Air Group level. His deployments include Iraq, Afghanistan, and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

Assignments in the operating forces include Marine Air Control Squadron-6, 2d Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron-28, 1st Stinger Battery, Marine Air Control Group-18, Marine Air Control Squadron-2, and Marine Air Control Group-28.

Supporting establishment assignments include the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, the Joint Staff, J-5, Joint Strategic Planning, HQMC Department of Aviation, and his current assignment as the Commanding Officer/Professor of Naval Science for the NROTC Philadelphia Consortium.

Colonel Culbertson holds a Master of National Security Strategy from the National War College and Master of Military Studies from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College.

He is married to the former Amy Mariner of Pocomoke City, Maryland and they have three children; Walter (26), a law student at University of Richmond; Madeline (24), a graduate of George Mason University; and Charles (20), a 3rd year Architecture student at Virginia Tech.