native of Frankfort, Ky, Master Chief Riddle enlisted in the Navy on June 2nd,
1989. Upon graduation from the nuclear
pipeline he reported to his first submarine, USS DANIEL BOONE (SSBN-629) stationed
in Charleston SC, in August 1991. While onboard Daniel Boone he completed three
deterrent patrols, earned his Submarine Warfare device, and completed
In March 1994, Master Chief
Riddle reported to USS GREENEVILLE (SSN-772) for new construction duty in
Newport News, Va. While onboard Greeneville he completed construction and all
sea trials and was advanced to First Class Petty Officer. He completed his tour
in November 1996 following the Post Shakedown Availability.
In January 1997, Master Chief
Riddle reported for staff instructor duty at NPTU Charleston. During his tour
at NPTU he earned designation as Master Training Specialist and was selected
for Staff Training Group
November 2000, Master Chief Riddle reported to USS FRANK CABLE (AS-40) in
Agana, Guam following the 4 month Radiological Control Technician Qualification
School at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. During his tour on Frank Cable he qualified
Radiological Control Shift Supervisor, earned designation as Enlisted Surface
Warfare Specialist, and was advanced to Chief Petty Officer.
Chief Riddle reported to Bangor, Wa. for duty as Electrical Division Leading
Chief Petty Officer on USS GEORGIA (SSBN-729) in January 2003. During his tour
on Georgia he completed three deterrent patrols, assumed duties as Engineering
Department Master Chief, completed the Silent Hammer experiment in San Diego in
2004, was advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer, and completed a change of
homeport to Norfolk, Va. He completed his tour during the SSGN conversion in
November 2005, Master Chief Riddle reported to NNPTC Charleston for staff
instructor duty. He served as the Reactor Principles Division Leading Chief
Petty Officer for two years and completed his tour as Class Director. During
his NNPTC tour he an Associate’s degree and Bachelor’s degree from Thomas
Edison State College. He completed his tour in May 2009.
June 2009, Master Chief Riddle reported to USS SAN FRANCISCO (SSN-711)
home-ported in San Diego, Ca. for duty as Engineering Department Master Chief.
During his tour on San Francisco he successfully led his department through two
operational exams and the first deployment since the bow restoration following
the grounding in 2005. He was advanced to Master Chief Petty Officer in 2010
and completed his tour in November 2011 following the Pre-Inactivation
Restricted Availability. Following San Francisco he reported to Submarine
Squadron ELEVEN for staff duty while awaiting follow-on orders, he completed
his staff tour at the squadron in May 2012.
May 2012, Master Chief Riddle reported for duty as Military Exam Leader and
Command Master Chief at Naval Education and Training Professional Development
and Technology Center (NETPDTC) located in Pensacola, Florida. He completed his
tour at NETPDTC in February 2015.
Master Chief Riddle is entitled to wear the Meritorious
Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 awards), Navy and
Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5 awards), and numerous unit and service