Brigadier General Matthew Easley assumed his responsibilities as the Director of Army Artificial Intelligence
(AI) in the National Capital Region within Army Futures Command in September 2018. In this position he leverages and integrates current and future operational AI efforts, as well as AI research and development efforts Army-wide, aligns Army AI efforts with sister services and with the Joint AI Center (JAIC), ensures incorporation of industry and academic cutting edge advancements in support of Army modernization, and institutes agile delivery of AI capabilities across all domains. BG Easley also oversees machine learning, neural networks, big data analytics, deep learning, computer vision, and natural language processing.
BG Easley’s previous command and operational assignments include Deputy Commanding General – Cyber, 335th Signal Command (Theater), East Point, Georgia; Chief of Staff, 335th Signal Command (Theater) Forward, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; Commander, 505th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, Las Vegas, Nevada; Commander, 319th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, Sacramento, California & Camp Buehring, Kuwait; Area Coordinator/ Instructor, 11th Battalion (Intermediate Level Education), Boise, Idaho; Telecommunications Chief, G6, 91st Division (Training Support), Dublin, California; and Signal Team Chief, 3-361st Training Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, Denver, Colorado. He also had assignments with 1st Infantry Division at Ft. Riley, Kansas and with the 22nd Signal Brigade under V Corps in Germany.
His military education includes the Jungle Warfare School, the Signal Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Command and General Staff College, the Defense Strategy Course, the Joint and Coalitional Warfighting School, and the Army War College.
BG Easley received his commission from the U.S. Military Academy, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Engineering Physics. He holds master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University, Computer Science from the University of Colorado, and Strategic Studies from the Army War College, and a doctorate degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder.