Lieutenant Colonel Matthew T. Daigneault is a native of central New Hampshire. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in May of 2000, earning his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. After completion of The Basic School and Naval Flight Training, he reported to HMLAT-303, Camp Pendleton, CA for AH-1W Cobra training.
Lieutenant Colonel Daigneault completed AH-1W Cobra training in November, 2001 and reported to the HMLA-169, "Vipers" where he served in various assignments, attended the Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course, and deployed four times ISO Operation Iraqi Freedom between 2002 and 2008.
In the Fall of 2008, Lieutenant Colonel Daigneault reported to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit for duties as the Assistant Air Officer after graduating from the Tactical Air Control Party course. After completing a WestPac deployment with the MEU in 2009-2010, Lieutenant Colonel Daigneault reported to MAWTS-1 in Yuma, Arizona for duties as an Air Officer Instructor. While at MAWTS-1, he was promoted to Major.
In June of 2013, Lieutenant Colonel Daigneault reported to the College of Naval Command and Staff in Newport Rhode Island graduating in June of 2014 with a Masters in Military Science.
Upon graduation from Command and Staff, Lieutenant Colonel Daigneault reported to HMLA-269 at MCAS New River, North Carolina for duties as the Safety Officer, Operations Officer, and Executive Officer. During his two years with HMLA-269 he deployed ISO the Unit Deployment Program to Okinawa, Japan.
In June of 2016, Lieutenant Colonel Daigneault reported to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One as the Operations Officer. While at MAWTS-1, he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
Lieutenant Colonel Daigneault's decorations include a Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medals, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, and various unit and campaign awards.