Maj. Matthew W. P. Burgoon serves as the Deputy District Commander for the Omaha District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He most recently served with the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas as a division plans officer, battalion operations officer, and battalion executive officer.
Maj. Burgoon hails from Austin, Texas. He commissioned in the United States Army Corps of Engineers in May 2007 as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He holds a Master of Science in Engineering Management from the Missouri University of Science and Technology and a Master of Arts in Military Operations from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Missouri and is a certified Project Management Professional.
Maj. Burgoon’s previous assignments include: Platoon Leader, Echo Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas (January 2008 to March 2010); Executive Officer, Charlie Company (March 2010 to October 2010) and Assistant Operations Officer (October 2010 to December 2011), 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Brigade Civil Engineer, 130th Engineer Brigade, (November 2012 to June 2014), Company Commander, 561st Engineer Company (July 2014 to December 2015), and Brigade Training Officer, 130th Engineer Brigade (December 2015 to April 2016), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Small Group Leader / Instructor, Engineer Captains Career Course, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri (May 2016 to June 2017).
Maj. Burgoon’s deployments include: Operation Iraqi Freedom (2009), Operation New Dawn (2011), Operation Enduring Freedom (2013-2014), and Operation Atlantic Resolve (2020).
Maj. Burgoon is a graduate of the Engineer Basic Officer Leaders Course, the Mechanized Leaders Course, the Engineer Captains Career Course, the Joint Engineer Operations Course, the Command and General Staff Officers Course, and the Advanced Military Studies Program.
Maj. Burgoon’s awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal (two awards), the Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), the Army Commendation Medal (six awards), the Army Achievement Medal (two awards), the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal (two campaign stars), and the Combat Action Badge. He is the recipient of the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award and the Army Engineer Association Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal.