Biography

Biography

Sergeant  Major (Retired) Matthew R. Drayton was born in Savannah, GA. in an  underprivileged neighborhood, Matt joined the military to leave his  environment and become financially independent. Little did he know at  the time that enlisting would lead into a successful military career  spanning almost three decades. He spent over two decades in the US Army  16 working with elite Special Operations forces.

Matt  is a decorated combat veteran who has lead and mentored hundreds of men  and women. Matt is a corporate speaker, consultant and leadership  expert with experience in government and commercial commerce

​Matt  has been a senior analyst for the Northrop Grumman Corporation and an  on-air personality and station manager at radio station WFSS in  Fayetteville NC.  He also has worked as a senior Department of Defense  civilian for the US Army Special Operations Command.

Matt  speaks and consults on leadership and productivity. He has been  employed by commercial businesses, academic institutions, law  enforcement and other government agencies. Matt is a member of the  National Speakers Association. Matt Drayton knows what it takes to overcome adversity, to become successful, and how to lead and motivate others to maximize their potential. Matt founded Drayton Communications to share his tremendous life story, his experiences, and his leadership knowledge with others. Matt has been featured, and has shared his insights on major news outlets throughout the United States.  

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