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Matthew Cronk

Assistant Professor Of Military Science

University Of Illinois Chicago

Military Science


Building & Room:

Roosevelt Road Building


728 W. Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60607-4920


Captain Matthew Cronk is a member of the Army Reserves and is serving as an Active Guard Reserve with the University of Illinois-Chicago ROTC program.  He was born and raised in a military family and lived in Virginia, Hawaii, and Georgia as a child. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. He joined the Virginia Army National Guard in 2009 and was commissioned as an infantry Officer on Active Duty in 2012. He started his military career with the 1st Brigade 25th Infantry Division in Ft. Wainwright, Alaska. After completing this tour, he left active duty and transitioned to the reserves in Honolulu, Hi. in 2017. He attended the Logistics captains career course and transitioned to be a logistics officer in 2018. CPT Cronk took command of USARPAC HHD in 2018 and changed command in early 2020. In early 2020, he moved to Kaiserslautern, Germany, where he served as an assistant operations officer with the 838th Transportation Battalion (SDDC). In early 2023, CPT Cronk was selected for the Active Guard reserve and was posted to his current assignment as an Assistant professor of Military Science at the University of Illinois Chicago ROTC battalion.

CPT Cronk is married and has one child


B.A. History Old Dominion University (2012)
M.S. Logistics and Supply Chain Management Embry Riddle University (2021)
M.B.A Pennsylvania State University (In-progress)