Military News: Cmdr. Reid of Bedford to retire from Coast Guard

June 22. 2018 11:24PM

Cmdr. Reid of Bedford to retire from Coast Guard

After more than 23 years of service as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, Cmdr. Dana Brooke Reid of Bedford is set to retire June 30.

Reid, 48, received her commission in the Coast Guard after completing Officer Candidate School in 1995. She has served in several positions, including aide-de-camp for a two-star admiral, commanding officer of a shore unit, operations officer of a multi-mission unit, and chief of the Coast Guard's counterterrorism division. She also has held positions on the staffs of both the chief of naval operations and secretary of defense. 

Reid has a bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida and a master's degree in quality systems management. She also graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval War College with a master's degree in national security and strategic studies. 

Her personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medals, five Coast Guard Commendation Medals, three Coast Guard Achievement Medals, and a Commandant's Letter of Commendation.

"Serving in the United States Coast Guard has been both an honor and a privilege," Reid said. "As I reflect on my time in uniform, I am proud of the contributions I've made to the safety and security of this great nation. I look forward to beginning a new chapter with my family in the D.C. area and can rest easy knowing my shipmates, who are still serving in uniform, have the watch."


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