Matthew R. Kambrod is a 1962 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point with a master's degree in international relations from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Prior to his retirement from the Army in 1987, he was Deputy for Aviation in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research, Development, and Acquisition, where he had executive oversight of all Army aviation programs in terms of development and procurement of both aircraft and their systems. Earlier tours in the Pentagon included assignments involving the development of policy, doctrine, and requirements related to Army aviation force structure, training, and operational issues.
Over the past eighteen years, Colonel Kambrod has been both a consultant and a lobbyist for corporations in the United States and abroad, successfully advancing programs dealing primarily with military aviation and medicine. During this period, he has made it a personal goal to teach how lobbying for defense can be conducted with integrity and the full support of the military. He lives in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.