Opa Locka, FL 33054
CDR Michael Fredie was born and raised in Hingham, MA and graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1996. Upon graduation, CDR Fredie was assigned to CGC MELLON (WHEC- 717) based in Seattle, WA and served as the Combat Information Center Officer, Underway Deck Watch Officer, Inport Officer of the Day and Boarding Officer.
Following assignment aboard CGC MELLON, CDR Fredie served at USCG Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team (PACTACLET) based in San Diego, CA as Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) 104.
In addition to five counter narcotics deployments aboard USN warships patrolling the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, CDR Fredie led operations for LEDET 104 in the Arabian Gulf and served as the Assistant Coast Guard Liaison Officer to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet. Following his LEDET assignment, CDR Fredie served as Officer-in-Charge of the Pacific Area Deployable Pursuit Boat (DPB) Program’s Team Gold, managing 17 personnel and two high speed intercept craft attached to USNS VINDICATOR for operations to combat the go-fast threat on the high seas. CDR Fredie was then assigned to the USCG International Training Division (ITD) based in Yorktown, VA and served as a Deployable Team Leader, Law Enforcement Instructor and Technical Advisor for Long-Term Training Team deployments to Bolivia and Peru, and for Short-Term Training missions to Tunisia, Gabon and Denmark. Following ITD, CDR Fredie served as Operations Officer and Navigator aboard CGC RELIANCE (WMEC-615 "First in the Fleet") based in Portsmouth, NH splitting patrols between the waters of CG District 1, CG District 5, CG District 7 and the JIATF-South AOR.
Following assignment aboard RELIANCE, CDR Fredie served as the Coast Guard Liaison Officer to the Government of the Bahamas and the Islands of the Turks & Caicos, working directly for CG District 7 and the U.S. Embassy in the Bahamas.
CDR Fredie was then assigned as Executive Officer, USCG Tactical Law Enforcement Team South (TACLET SOUTH) based in Opa Locka, FL. Following TACLET SOUTH, CDR Fredie was assigned to Officer Personnel Management Assignments Branch (OPM-2), based in Arlington, VA at USCG Personnel Service Center(PSC) to serve as the Special and Support Assignments Officer. CDR Fredie most recently served as Chief, Career Management Branch (OPM-4) also at PSC.
CDR Fredie’s military awards include 5 Coast Guard Commendation Medals, 3 Coast Guard Commandant’s Letter of Commendation Ribbons, the CG Overseas Ribbon, 3 Meritorious Team Commendation Ribbons, the Coast Guard Cutterman Insignia and the Tactical Law Enforcement Insignia.