Matthew Edwards a 1991 Hillsdale graduate and 1995 U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduate has been promoted to captain in the U.S. Coast Guard.

Capt. Edwards has been assigned to Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He is in command of the Commercial Vessel Compliance division of the Coast Guard.

He resides in Arlington, Virginia with his wife, Dr. Michelle Edwards, and son, Ethan. He is the son of Pat and Denny Edwards of Ashland Ohio.