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Matt Hess

Matt Hess

Matt works for Kwajalein Range Services, and he is the Supervisor of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Launch Ordnance team. Matt is a retired Army Senior Explosive Ordnance Technician and combat disabled veteran with 20 years of experience in the field of EOD. He has been a Kwajalein resident since 2013 and was certified to dive a month after arriving on island. He has logged just short of 200 dives within Kwajalein Atoll. Matt is a recent addition to the Kwajalein MIA Project, but brings his enthusiasm and love of diving to the team. Matt also brings valuable expertise to the team with his knowledge of unexploded ordnance (UXO). As a below-knee amputee, he has a deep respect for service members that have made great sacrifices for their country and is eager to assist in finding the Kingfisher and other MIA-related wreck sites in the lagoon. He is a PADI Advanced Open Water/Nitrox Diver.