Matthew Alan House is an inquisitive and adventurous U.S. Army officer who moonlights as a haphazard globetrotter during his off-duty weekends. With Army postings in Germany and Japan, an Iraq combat tour, as well as assignments in the United States—Arizona, California, Florida, and Virginia—Matthew knows a thing or two about gallivanting around the world. He learns best by the trial-and-error method. . . . He is a top 10% officer who attended the Army-sponsored prestigious strategic leadership seminar at the University of Louisville, served as subject-matter expert trainer for deploying units at the Army’s premier National Training Center, and commanded the Army’s largest forward-deployed company in Japan with distinction. But his tactical abilities have yet to translate into savvy sightseer sensibilities—as he is destined to commit egregious hiccups in the cities he visits, thus constantly testing the patience and compassion of his loving spouse, Deanna.
Matthew Alan House holds a B.A. in International Studies from the University of West Florida and a M.A. in Political Science from the American Military University. Matthew will graduate from Florida State University in December 2017 with a M.A. in Asian Studies. He has previously written for two distinguished military publications—ARMY Magazine and the Vanguard Journal. He is fluent in Vietnamese and will be stationed in Vietnam, in addition to other countries in Southeast Asia, as part of his unique Army career as a Foreign Area Officer. Matthew is a native Floridian and he and Deanna have one daughter, Lily. Follow him on social media as you’re guaranteed insights—mostly into what not to do!