A native of Greensboro, NC, LCDR Caudle enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1991. Following recruit training, LCDR Caudle was assigned to CG STA Hobucken in NC where he became a Boatswain Mate Third Class and small boat coxswain. LCDR Caudle's enlisted tours include First Lieutenant aboard CGC BLACKBERRY in Long Beach, NC and Executive Petty Officer aboard CGC CLAMP in Galveston, TX.
LCDR Caudle received his commission following Officer Candidate School in 2000. A cutterman, LCDR Caudle served as deck Watch officer and Operations Officer aboard CGC SUNDEW in Duluth, MN; as Commanding Officer aboard CGC YELLOWFIN in Charleston, SC; and as Executive Officer aboard CGC OAK in Charleston, SC. Previous shore assignments include Chief, USCG Chief Warrant Officer Professional Development Program at the Leadership and Development Center and most recently as Commanding Officer of USCG Training Quota Management Center in Chesapeake, VA.
LCDR Caudle has earned numerous personal and unit awards. He has a Bachelor of Science in Resources Management and a Master of Science in Management. He is married to the former Dawn Voliva of Vandemere, NC. They have two daughters, Lauren and Cameron.