First Sergeant Matthew Eversmann, USA, Retired
Matt Eversmann enlisted in the Army as an infantryman in December 1987, and was stationed at Fort Drum, NY, with the 10th Mountain Division. In 1992, he reenlisted and arrived at Fort Benning, GA, for his assignment in the 3d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. He spent eight-and-a-half years in the Regiment, serving as a squad leader, a weapons squad leader, the battalion air operations sergeant, the battalion liaison sergeant, and a platoon sergeant. Matt was also the officer in charge of the 75th Ranger Regiment’s Pre-Ranger Course that helped train future leaders to pass the grueling Army Ranger School.
In August of 1993, Matt and his company deployed to Mogadishu, Somalia, in support of Operation Gothic Serpent. For his service in Somalia, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor device and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge.
Matt’s last military assignment was as an Infantry Company First Sergeant in the 10th Mountain Division. He and his men spent 15 months in Iraq during “the Surge” fighting Al-Queada and implementing the counter-insurgency strategy.
Matt retired in 2008 and is a Partner and Co-founder of Eversmann Advisory, a consulting Firm in West Palm Beach. His specialty is preparing young leaders to join and succeed in the professional workforce.
He is an Emmy award-winning documentarian and has co-authored two NYT Best Seller list books with James Patterson. Their latest book “Walk My Beat With Me” hits the bookstores in February 2023. They are currently working on their Fifth book.