CAPT Randy R. Reid was born in Charleston, SC and raised in Virginia Beach, VA. He graduated from Kellam High School in 1987 and enlisted for training in the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program.
After completing Recruit Training and Electrician’s Mate ‘A’ School and Nuclear Power School in Orlando, Fla, he completed prototype training at S3G in Ballston Spa, N.Y
His enlisted tours included serving in Reactor Electrical Division onboard USS DWIGHT D EISENHOWER (CVN 69), where he completed several deployments in Persian Gulf in support of the GULF WAR, OPERATION DESERT SHIELD / OPERATION DESERT STORM. He was selected to the initial manning crew and is a Plank Owner of USS JOHN C STENNIS (CVN 74). He was then selected to the initial manning crew and is a Plank Owner of the USS HARRY S TRUMAN (CVN 75), where he advanced to Electricians Mate Chief Petty Officer (EMC(SW)) and was selected for commissioning under the Nuclear Power Limited Duty Officer Program.
His officer tours include Auxiliary Technical Assistant (Aux Tech) USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), , Chemistry/RADCON Assistant (CRA) USS DWIGHT D EISENHOWER (CVN 69), Hull Tech Division Officer and Planning and Estimating Officer USS FRANK CABLE (AS 40) , Reactor Mechanical Assistant (RMA) USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) , Force Quality Assurance Officer and Force RADCON Officer COMNAVAIRLANT , Production Manager Assistant (PMA) and Repair Officer (RO) NNSY FMB , Chief Engineer (CHENG) USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) and N432 Intermediate Level Maintenance and Improvements Officer at COMSUBLANT.
CAPT Reid holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from American Military University (AMU) and a Masters in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University (ODU).
His personal awards include Legion of Merit (one award), Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (seven awards) and Navy Achievements Medal (five awards), Navy Expeditionary Medal, Southwestern Asia Service Medal, National Defense Medal (two awards), Good Conduct Medal (three awards), the Global War on Terrorism Medal, and multiple other unit awards.