Captain Mark Redden, USN (CSR)
Captain Redden, U.S. Navy, was commissioned through the Aviation Officer Candidate School program in March 1984. Designated a Naval Flight Officer in March 1985, his initial operational flying tour was with VS-30 assigned to the USS SARATOGA (CV 60) and USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62), while his department head tour was with VS-31 assigned to the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73).
During these tours, he made deployments to the Mediterranean, Persian Gulf and South America, conducting both real world operations and numerous bi- and multi-lateral exercises with allied nations. Following his initial operational tour, he completed the Antisubmarine Warfare curriculum at the Naval Postgraduate School.
Captain Redden subsequently returned to the operational realm, serving on the staff of Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force SEVENTH FLEET (CTF 72) as the Allied Operations Officer. In this capacity he was responsible for the conduct of bilateral exercises with allied nations of the Western Pacific, as well as serving as the staff’s lead officer for OPLAN development.
Captain Redden has attended the Naval War College, served at the Defense Intelligence Agency where he was assigned as the intelligence briefer for the Deputy Secretary of Defense, commanded a Navy Recruiting District, served as the Air Officer aboard USS DWIGH D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69), and was the Navy’s 2005 Federal Executive Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.