Warning Spoilers through Straits of Hell.
|Seen|| Into the Storm|
Iron Gray Sea
Straits of Hell
Blood in the Water
|Relationships|| Sandra Tucker, wife|
Orrin Reddy, cousin
|Job|| Captain, Walker|
Chief, American Clan
Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy is the Captain of the USS Walker , and the figurehead of the forces opposing the Grik swarm. He is also named the High Chief of the "Amer-i-caan Clan" and De-Facto Supreme Allied Commander.
Matthew lived on a ranch near Stephenville, Texas, before attending Annapolis and joining the Navy. He gives his father as "former Chief Quartermaster's Mate Donald Vernon Reddy who won his nation's highest medal for bravery" (Congressional Medal of Honor) that allowed him to enter Annapolis [I.G.S. Pb. 98].
In the beginning of Into The Storm, Matthew is in command of USS Walker DD-163. Running out of Surabaya with a worn crew, depleted ammunition stocks, full loads of depth charges, brimming fuel bunkers, and passengers, Walker is in a five-ship convoy including HMS Exeter, HMS Encounter, USS Pope, and USS Mahan, headed for Ceylon, India. Still in command of Walker following their transport to a new world, Reddy must create an alliance with the Mi-Anaaka, a people descended from Lemurs and in possession of resources his ship and crew need.
Matthew returns from GQ aboard USS Walker to begin a 'rushed' trial concerning a brawl between Chack Sab-At and Dennis Silva. His session ends with promotions handed out to Tony Scott, Norm Kutas, Chack, and Silva, who were stripped of a rank the moment earlier. It is here he begins listing issues with his own rank as to avoid becoming 'king'. The next assignment he gives is to Courtney Bradford for a new oil site to refuel
Lt Sandra Tucker is his girlfriend throughout most of the series. He proposes to her at the end of Firestorm.
Lieutenant Orrin Reddy is his cousin who comes through the Squall two years after he does. Orrin is seven years younger than Matt, who used to boss him around at his dad's place.
Matt is described as tall, trim, strong, and a boyish face with brown hair and green eyes. He