Major Matt Perry is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated from Louisiana State University in 2008 with a B.A. in Political Science and subsequently commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. From December 2008 to September 2009, he attended the Basic Officer Course and Infantry Officer Course in Quantico, VA.
In October 2009, he was assigned as Platoon Commander, 3d Platoon, Kilo Company, 3d Battalion, 7th Marines and deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). In October 2010, Lieutenant Perry was assigned as 81mm Mortar Platoon Commander, Weapons Company, and deployed to Afghanistan in support of OEF. Upon redeployment, he attended the Basic Reconnaissance Course, graduating in September 2012.
In October 2012, Captain Perry was assigned as Force Platoon Commander, 3d Reconnaissance Battalion in Okinawa, Japan. In July 2014 Captain Perry was reassigned to Force Company Commander, 3d Reconnaissance Battalion. During this time, he deployed throughout the Pacific Area of Operations in support of Contingency Operations.
In April 2016, Captain Perry was assigned to 2d Reconnaissance Battalion in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina as the Operations Officer. While assigned to 2d Reconnaissance Battalion, Captain Perry was responsible for the preparation of East Coast based Maritime Raid Forces aboard assigned Marine Expeditionary Units.
In August of 2017, Captain Perry was assigned to 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, where he served as an Inspector-Instructor and Site Support Commander aboard Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Major Perry assumed command of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Baton Rouge in April 2020.
Additional military schools Major Perry has attended include: Expeditionary Warfare School, Command and Staff College, Operations and Tactics Instructor Course, and the United States Army Ranger School. He received a Masters of Business Administration from Syracuse University in 2019.
Major Perry has received the following personal awards: Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (with combat distinguishing device; with two gold stars in lieu of third award), and the Combat Action Ribbon.
Major Perry is married to the former Brandi Wright of Houston, Texas and together they have four children.