On September 15, 2012, Matthew Etters was pinned as a Chief Petty Officer in the US Navy Reserve. Only 800 Sailors were selected across the Navy Reserve for advancement to Chief Petty Officer. Among the considerations listed this cycle are sustained superior performance, leadership positions, education, including personal and professional development, overseas and arduous duty, and collateral duties. Chief Etters is also a coach and teacher at Stephenville High School. He is pictured with his wife, Jocelyn, and children, Madelyn and Judson.