Matthew  T.  Conover, Sergeant First Class (SFC)

Matthew T. Conover, Sergeant First Class (SFC)

Military Science Instructor

Sergeant First Class (SFC) Matthew T. Conover, Military Science Instructor, is what many would define as a 'leader's leader.' With a seemingly unparalleled service and training background, Instructor Conover received his military education at Ft. Knox, Ft. Hood and Ft. Lewis, U.S.A, followed by service overseas as a Bradley Driver, Section Leader, Platoon Sergeant and Battle Captain in Operation Intrinsic Action, Kuwait, 1999; and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq, in 2003-2004, 2006-2007, and 2009-2010. A highly decorated military officer, SFC Conover is the recipient of over 35 commendations and high honor awards including two Bronze Star Medals, two Purple Hearts and Army Commendation Award with Valor.

Combining leadership training and management experience, SFC Conover's courses help students develop the qualities necessary for success in either a military or civilian career. Instructor Conover sees the program as a valuable opportunity for students to ensure a solid future by simultaneously earning their college degree and an Army Officer's commission. Army ROTC cadets are taught to be leaders and are provided hands on experience in managing physical, financial, and human resources.

A native of Ronan, Montana, SFC Matthew T. Conover enlisted in June 1997. In addition to teaching, he has been an active service member of the Dons Battalion since 2010. Instructor Conover is married to Delma Conover and they have two sons and three daughters.

Military Education:

One Station Unit Training, Fort Knox, KY
Warrior Leader Course
Advanced Leader Course
Senior Leader Course
Battle Staff NCO Course
Joint Firepower Control Course
Anti-Terrorism Officer's Basic Training
Instructor Training Course


Bradley Loader, Driver, and Gunner, B Troop, 1-10th Cavalry, Fort Hood, TX
Blackhawk Door Gunner, A CO. 2-4 Aviation, Fort Hood, TX
Stryker Team Leader and Section Leader, A Troop 1-14th Cavalry, Fort Lewis, WA
Stryker Platoon Sergeant, C Troop 1-14th Cavalry, Fort Lewis, WA
Squadron Assistant Operations NCO, HHT 1-14th Cavalry, Fort Lewis, WA

Operational Experience and Deployments:

Bradley Driver, Operation Intrinsic Action, Kuwait, June-October 1999
Section Leader, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Tal Afar, Iraq 2003-2004
Section Leader, Joint Task Force North, Deming New Mexico May-June 2005
Platoon Sergeant, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Baghdad, Iraq 2006-2007
Battle Captain, Operation Iraqi Freedom, COP Cobra, Iraq 2009-2010

Awards and Decorations:

Bronze Star Medal (2)
Purple Heart (2)
Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Award with Valor
Army Commendation Award (4)
Army Achievement Medal (3)
Valorous Unit Award
Meritorious Unit Commendation (2)
Army Superior Unit Award
Army Good Conduct Medal (5)
National Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Iraqi Campaign Medal (4)
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global war on Terrorism Service Medal
Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development (3)
Armed Forces Service Ribbon
Over Seas Ribbon (3)
Combat Action Badge
Tracked Vehicle Driver's Badge

Sergeant First Class Matthew Conover, University of San Francisco School of Management