Military Science
Matthew  Saylor

Matthew Saylor, Sergeant First Class (SFC)

Military Science Instructor

Sergeant First Class (SFC) Matthew T. Saylor, Military Science Instructor, is a highly decorated military officer who is committed to teaching his students the difference between management and leadership. He received his military education at Ft. Knox, Ft. Benning, Ft. Polk and Ft. Carson. He has served overseas as Bradley Commander, Section Leader, Operations Non-Commissioned Officer and Platoon Sergeant during Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003-2004, 2006, 2010-2011 and as a Security Forces Advisory Team NCOIC during Operation Enduring Freedom 2012-2013. He is the recipient of over 35 commendations and high honor awards, including two Bronze Star Medals.

SFC Saylor's courses combine management and leadership skills, and help students develop the qualities necessary for success in either a military or civilian career. Instructor Saylor 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.

Married, and a native of Woodland, California, SFC Matthew T. Saylor enlisted in March 1999. 

Military Education:

One Station Unit Training, Fort Knox, KY
Warrior Leader Course
Advanced Leader Course
Senior Leader Course
Drill Sergeant School
Army Recruiter’s Course
Equal Opportunity Leader Course
Instructor Training Course 


HMMWV Gunner, G Troop, 2/2 Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, LA
Army Recruiter, Southern California Recruiting BTN, Redlands, CA
Bradley Commander, L Troop, 3/3 Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, CO
Army Recruiter, Denver Recruiting BTN, Colorado Springs, CO
Section Leader, B Troop, 2/9 Cavalry, Fort Carson, CO
Drill Sergeant, A Troop 5/15 Cavalry, Fort Knox, KY
Platoon Sergeant, A and B Troops, 4/10 Cavalry, Fort Carson, CO 

Operational Experience and Deployments:

Bradley Commander, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Anbar, Iraq 2003-2004
Section Leader, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Balad, Iraq 2006
Platoon Sergeant, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn, 2010-2011
Security Forces Advisory Team NCOIC, Panjwai, Afghanistan 2012 

Awards and Decorations:

Bronze Star Medal (2)
Army Commendation Award (6)
Army Achievement Medal (5)
Valorous Unit Award
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Army Good Conduct Medal (4)
National Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Iraqi Campaign Medal (4)
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
NATO Service Medal
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
Drill Sergeant Badge
Army Recruiter’s Badge, Gold

Matthew Saylor SFC, University of San Francisco School of Management