Captain Mark E. Reynolds
Captain Reynolds grew up in an Army family and graduated from Clemson University in 1987 with a B.S. in Secondary Education. He received his commission in the U. S. Coast Guard after graduating from Officer Candidate School in December 1988, and was designated a Coast Guard Aviator after completing Naval Flight Training in 1990.
A career helicopter pilot with over 5,000 flight hours and a designated Coast Guard Aeronautical Engineer since 1995, Captain Reynolds has completed operational tours in Traverse City MI, Astoria OR, Sitka AK, and North Bend OR and has flown the HH-3F, CH-3E, HH-60J, and H-65 B/C/D helicopters. His operational recognition includes the Coast Guard Foundation Award and Naval Helicopter Association Western Region SAR Aircrew of the year.
Prior to his current command, Captain Reynolds was most recently assigned to the Coast Guard’s Office of Aviation Forces in a detached duty billet as the Unmanned Aeronautical Systems liaison to NAVAIR at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD.
Commander Russell S. Burnside