A 2005 graduate from the United States Air Force Academy, Matthew served for nine years in the active-duty Air Force, first as an instructor of Undergraduate Pilot Training at Vance Air Force Base and then as a KC-10 Instructor Pilot at Travis Air Force Base. He received his master's degree in strategic public relations from George Washington University in 2010. In 2014, he transferred into the Air Force Reserves and is now a space officer and public policy commentator.
Recent articles from Matthew Gjertsen
The Military Needs To Overhaul Its Personnel Management Practices
The military needs to base personnel management on the best practices of today's corporate world, not the 1960s.
Why The Defense Department Needs To Cancel The F-35 Program
The argument that the F-35 Lightning II is “too big to cancel” is not a good enough reason to keep it going.
Why The Air Force Is Paying Big Bonuses To Some Pilots And Forcing Others Out
The answer lies in how pilots are made.