Matt Hardman is a retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer who currently works as a marine engineering consultant to the Navy’s DDG 51 Shipbuilding Program Office. While on active duty, he served onboard a submarine, two aircraft carriers, two amphibious transports, one submarine tender, and one destroyer. During his final tour of duty, he served as the Engineering Department Chief, or “Top Snipe,” for the USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). He holds a bachelor’s in Intelligence Studies and Counterintelligence from American Military University and a Master’s in Writing from Johns Hopkins University.
Matt Hardman is also a husband and father of six children and currently resides in Calvert County, Maryland.