Matthew T. Good Colonel, USMC Colonel Good is a native of Texas. Upon graduating from Texas A & M University with a degree in Animal Science (Pre-Veterinary), he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1995.
Upon graduation from The Basic School and the Infantry Officer’s Course, he was assigned to 1st Bn, 2nd Marines. During this tour, and held the billets of Rifle Platoon Commander, Rifle Company Executive Officer, Rifle Company Commander and Weapons Company. His deployments during this tour included participation as LF6F in support of the 22d MEU and a second deployment in support of the Unit Deployment Program to Okinawa, Japan.
Colonel Good was transferred to Weapons Company 1/23 in Austin, Texas where he served as Inspector-Instructor from 2000-2003. Upon his completion of his tour with 1/23, Colonel Good attended Expeditionary Warfare School in Quantico, Virginia.
Upon completion of Expeditionary Warfare School, Colonel Good reported to 3d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LAR) aboard Marine Air Ground Combat Center, 29 Palms, CA where he served as Company Commander and Operations Officer from 2004 to 2007 . While assigned to 3d LAR, he deployed to Iraq in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom 2-2 and 5-7.1.
Upon completion of his tour of duty with 3d LAR, Colonel Good was assigned to Tactical Training and Exercise Control Group (TTECG), where he served as Maneuver Coyote and Operations Officer from 2007 to 2009. Upon completion of his tour of duty with TTECG he attended Command and Staff College, in Quantico, VA.
Following his graduation from Command and Staff College Colonel Good was assigned to the J5, Joint Task Force North where he served as Chief of Plans and Chief of Theatre Security Cooperation from 2010 to 2012.
Following his tour at Joint Task Force North, Colonel Good assumed command of 3d LAR in 2012, where he served as Battalion Commander until 2015.
After successfully completing his tour as Battalion Commander of 3d LAR, Colonel Good attended Marine Corps War College in Quantico VA. He was then assigned to serve as the Ground Colonel’s Monitor, Officer Assignments MMOA, MM, M&RA from 2018-2019, where upon he was selected to command 7th Marine Regiment.
His personal awards include: the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (w/stars), Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal (w/stars and Combat Distinguishing Device), and the Combat Action Ribbon.