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Matthew H. Briggs - Pilot

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Job Info

United States Air Force - USAF

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Job skills:
Complex problem solving
Mathematical skills
Knowledge of physics principles
Data analysis
Team work

Matthew H. Briggs' Job:
Major Briggs pilots the U-2 high altitude reconnaissance aircraft for the United States Air Force. His regular missions consist of ten to twelve hour missions at or above 70, 000 feet, where he is "Alone, Unarmed, and Unafraid"

Career Facts

Employer Type:
Government Agency/Laboratory

Current Location:
Beale AFB, CA

Physics Degree:

Educational Information

B.S. in Physics,  University of Alabama 1997

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Matthew H. Briggs


Major Briggs received his B.S. in Physics from the University of Alabama in 1997, and then entered the Air Force as a pilot. Since his flight training, the Major has flown the C-130 Hercules and has served both in the United States and in Germany. He has been deployed as part of Operations Joint Forge, Guardian, Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom, and has also supported Operation Deep Freeze in Antarctica.