CDR Kevin Riddle is reporting to USCGC ALEX HALEY from the Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATFS) as the Operations Director’s Chief of Targeting. During his tenure at JIATFS, CDR Riddle was responsible for the tactical employment of all Coast Guard and Navy ships, as well as all Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force, and Customs and Border Patrol aircraft working for JIATFS to interdict illicit narcotics smuggling throughout the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. CDR Riddle’s previous afloat tours include Executive Officer of USCGC THETIS in Key West, Florida, Commanding Officer of USCGC SANIBEL in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, Executive Officer of USCGC LIBERTY in Juneau, Alaska, and First Lieutenant of USCGC STORIS in Kodiak, Alaska. CDR Riddle’s shore assignments include Commanding Officer of the North Pacific Regional Fisheries Training Center in Kodiak, Alaska and Search and Rescue Controller in the Fourteenth District’s Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. He also served as the Coast Guard’s Liaison to the U.S. State Department’s Office of Marine Conservation, where he was an advisor for fisheries law enforcement matters during international negotiations for the management and conservation of fish stocks on the high seas. He attended the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and graduated in 1992 with a degree in Civil Engineering. In 2004 he attended graduate school at the University of Rhode Island and earned a Master of Marine Affairs. His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, five Coast Guard Commendation Medals and two Coast Guard Achievement Medals.