Lt. Col. Matthew Cloud, United States Army Reserve, graduated from the United States Army War College at Carlisle, Pennsylvania with a Master of Strategic Studies on July 24, 2020.
Lt. Col. Cloud is a native of the Gillespie area and is a 1990 graduate of Gillespie High School. He was commissioned in the United States Army through the Senior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (2000) as a Distinguished Military Graduate, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Geography (2000) and later a Master of Public Administration (2015).
Lt. Col. Cloud currently serves as a Joint Land Planner at the Joint Enabling Capabilities Command, Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia as part of United States Transportation Command and works as an Army Civilian in Saint Louis, Missouri.
The U.S. Army War College Master of Strategic Studies program is a two-year, blended-distance learning curriculum that educates and develops senior military officers from all service components. Also including, senior foreign military officers and civilian officials from a variety of federal agencies, to serve in strategic level command and staff positions worldwide.