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National Guard Warrant Officer to headline November Alumni Mentor program

Nov. 12, 2019

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — A 1992 graduate of Concordia Lutheran High School, Matthew Dellinger, Chief Warrant Officer in the Michigan National Guard, will present to students about his career on Nov. 18.

Dellinger received his bachelor’s degree from Towson State University in law enforcement. After graduating from TSU, he decided to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps where he was assigned to the National Security Agency as Cryptologic Linguist and a Special Operations Security Support Specialist. While in the service, he earned a master’s degree from Webster University in security management.

Follow the Marine Corps, he became a Defense Department Intelligence contractor working within such departments as the Defense Intelligence Agency, Counter-Intelligence Field Activities, Department of State - Coordinator for Counter Terrorism and the FBI's Terrorist Screening Center. In 2006, he began a career within the U.S. Army as civilian severing in the Military Intelligence Civilian Excepted Career Program (MICECP). He has four tours of duty in combat zones, Iraq, Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa.

Currently, Dellinger works in the Detroit Michigan area with MICECP where he operates out of the Detroit FBI Field Office and on the Detroit Arsenal. He continues to serve the country both as a civilian and as a Chief Warrant Officer in the Michigan National Guard. As a Chief Warrant Officer, he is a 351M, Interrogator. Dellinger began his Army National Guard career 15 years after separating from the Marine Corps.

The presentation will begin at approximately 11:35 a.m. in the PFC.

Students, if you are interested in attending, please RSVP by Nov. 14 to Mrs. Erdos at if you plan to attend. Lunch will be provided to those that attend.

Concordia Lutheran High School, located at 1601 St. Joe River Drive in Fort Wayne, Ind., was founded in 1935 as a private, co-educational Lutheran high school open to students of all faiths and backgrounds. With Christ at the center, Concordia continues to pursue educational excellence that equips individuals for lifelong learning and service as disciples of Jesus Christ. Learn more at