Capt. Matthew Farr is the new Commanding Officer for the Office of Naval Research Global

July 22, 2021: Capt. Matthew Farr is the new Commanding Officer for the Office of Naval Research Global. He succeeds former Commanding Officer, Capt. James P. Borghardt, in the position. He earned his designation as a Naval Aviator in 1998. He served as Aircraft Division Officer and was designated a Patrol Plane Mission Commander and Instructor Pilot for Fighting Tigers of Patrol Squadron EIGHT. Capt. Farr reported to the NRL Flight Support Detachment in 2002 and served as Operations Officer and Primary NATOPS Evaluator. He next served onboard USS George Washington as the Force Protection Officer and acting Security Officer. Capt. Farr served as Officer-in-Charge of the successful Rampant Lion II detachment in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Following selection as an aerospace engineering duty officer (AEDO) in 2009, he served as the P-3C/P-8A Weapons Class Desk and the PMA-290 TacMobile and Mission Planning IPT Lead. In 2014, Capt. Farr reported as a Deputy Program Manager in PMA-201 Precision Strike Weapons. He next served as Deputy Program Manager of PMA-264 Air ASW Systems. He most recently served as the Executive Officer, Office of Naval Research Global from June 2019 to July 2021. Capt. Farr holds a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering from the U. S. Naval Academy, and a Master of Systems Analysis from the U. S. Naval Postgraduate School.


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