Captain Reid joined the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) as a Seaman in 1988 before attaining his first navigation certificate in April 1994. He served his initial command position onboard CCGS Tanu in 2006 and completed his Master Mariner certification in 2007.
In addition to continuing in various command positions, Captain Reid's career has included assignments with Transport Canada as a Senior Marine Safety Inspector working on various Safety Management initiatives, Commanding Officer of CCGS Vector as part of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games Marine Security Operation as well as participating in the 2010 North Pacific Coast Guard (NPCG) Forum Experts Meeting as observer on the Illegal Migrant Working Group.
In 2016 Captain Reid was the Project Officer tasked with developing a functional Risk Assessment Framework (RAF) for CCG shipboard operations.
He is currently sailing as Commanding Officer, CCGS Bartlett, a Medium Endurance Multi-Tasked Vessel home ported in Victoria as part of the Canadian Coast Guard's Western Region fleet.
Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, he has lived and sailed on the west coast most of his life having attended colleges in Long Beach, CA and St. John's, Newfoundland.
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