Commanding Officer
Commander Tobias Reid

Mailing Address

Commanding Officer
c/o: Crewmember
2185 SE 12th Place
Warrenton, OR 97146

Telephone Number

(503) 325-7213 (land line)
(503) 325-7214 (land line)
(503) 791-1486 (cell phone)



Commander Tobias C. Reid


Commander Tobias C. Reid is the twenty-eighth Commanding Officer of the 210’ Medium Endurance Coast Guard Cutter ALERT. He is reporting from his prior assignment as the Executive Officer of USCGC HAMILTON (WMSL 753) where he served since August 2015.

                Commander Reid received a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 2000 and a Masters of Science of Strategic Intelligence from the National Defense Intelligence College in 2007.  From June 2000 through July 2002 he served as Deck Watch Officer in U.S. Coast Guard Cutter BRAMBLE (WLB-392) conducting aids to navigation and ice breaking operations on Lakes Erie, St. Clair, and Huron.  He next served in the office of the Assistant Commandant for Civil Rights as the Training Program Manager for Coast Guard wide Civil Rights programs until July 2004.  Next, he served as Operations Officer in USCGC MOHAWK (WMEC 913) home ported in Key West, Florida through July 2006 where he conducted counter narcotics, alien migrant interdiction, search and rescue operations, and international relations during Operations Carib Sunset, Carib Venture, and United Defense of the Americas (UNITAS) Pacific.  From July 2007 through July 2011 he was stationed in the Coast Guard Counterintelligence Service at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, DC where he created the analysis and production branch.  From July 2011 through July 2013 he served in USCGC WAESCHE (WMSL 751) home ported in Alameda, CA as Operations Department Head where he conducted the full range of Coast Guard missions throughout the Pacific Ocean including international relations during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2012.  He served as the Chief of Intelligence for the Eleventh Coast Guard District where he focused on strengthening interagency relationships to provide better targeting data to operational forces through innovative use of new tools in a highly collaborative manner.  Most recently, he served as the Executive Officer of USCGC HAMILTON from August 2015 to August 2017.

                Commander Reid is the recipient of the DHS Secretary’s Meritorious Service Silver Medal, Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal, the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and other operational and unit awards.

                Commander Reid is married to the former Laura Christine Lavedas of Clifton, Virginia.  A graduate of Marry Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA, Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in Historic Preservation.  They have a daughter, Felicity Helen Reid, a son, Samuel Tobias Reid, and a new born on the way.