Matt served seven years in the Australian Army, working across a number of combat corps roles, graduating from the Royal Military College, Duntroon and the Australian Defence Force Academy.
In 2006 he transitioned to emergency services, where he has worked across multiple Australian ambulance services as a Special Operations/Intensive Care Paramedic and Special Operations Team Instructor. He jointly established the Tactical Medical Operations capability in New South Wales Ambulance. Matt was integral in the raising of the first full time Tactical Paramedic Team in Australia, before moving on to become the service’s inaugural Clinical Training Officer for Tactical Medicine. He is a certified Tactical Paramedic (TP-C, IBSC), Churchill Fellow (2015) and Ian O’Rourke Scholar (2018).