Executive Officer, 5th Battalion, 11th Marines
Major Matthew M. Browning

Native of Vacaville, California. Major Browning holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the American Military University, a M.S. in Organizational Leadership and Theory from Colorado State University, and a M.S. in Military Studies from Marine Corps Command and Staff.  He enlisted in the Marine Corps in August of 2001 and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in March of 2007.

Upon completion of Marine Corps Recruit Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Infantry Training Battalion-SOI West, he reported to Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marines and was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  Upon his commission, he reported to The Basic School and Field Artillery Office Basic Course.

In June of 2008, Major Browning was ordered to Battery B, 1st Battalion, 12th Marines and deployed with Task Force Military Police (TFMP) where he held the billets of Battery Operations Officer and Convoy Security Platoon Commander in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 8.1/8.2.  Upon returning to CONUS in April of 2009 he served as Battery B, Assistant Executive Officer, Battery Liaison Officer, and Executive Officer. In July of 2010, he was deployed as Battery Executive Officer, Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines in support of the Unit Deployment Program (UDP) and participated in relocation shoots to Camp Fuji and Ojojiharra Maneuver Area.  Upon returning to CONUS in January 2011 was attached to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines in support of Laval Viper 11.2 as the Position Commander for Battery B (-).

In May 2011, Major Browning was ordered to Recruiting Station Phoenix as the Operations Officer.  He served as the Operations Officer until May of 2014.  Upon successfully completing his tour on Recruiting Duty, Major Browning was ordered to Expeditionary Warfare School, Quantico Va.

In June 2015, Major Browning was ordered to 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines where he assumed the duties of Battalion Logistics Officer for 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines.  In June of 2016, Major Browning assumed command of Battery E, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines. He deployed with Battalion Landing Team (BLT) 2/5 in support of the 31st MEU and participated in Spring Patrol 17.2.  Upon returning to CONUS in May of 2017, Major Browning relinquished command of Battery E.

In May of 2017, Major Browning was ordered to Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC), in Quantico, VA.  In June 2017, Major Browning served as the Expeditionary Fire Support System (EFSS) Project Officer, overseeing the demilitarization and divestment of that system.  In February of 2018 he assumed the assignment of High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) and the Navy/Marine Expeditionary Ship Interdiction System (NMESIS) Project Officer.  He served in these assignments until July of 2020.

In July 2020, Major Browning was ordered to Marine Corps Command and Staff College resident course.  In June of 2021 he received a master’s in military studies.  Major Browning was ordered Camp Pendleton, Ca, in June of 2021 and assumed the duties of Battalion Executive Officer, 5th Battalion, 11th Marines.

Major Browning is a 2015 graduate of the Expeditionary Warfare School and a 2021 graduate of Marine Corps Command and Staff Resident Course. His Personal awards include: The Andrew J. Higgins Award, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Gold Star in lieu of second award, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon and the Honorable Order of St. Barbara.

Major Browning has two sons named Trevor (14), Hunter (9). They currently reside in Sacramento, California.