Mr. Reid is a former U.S. Coast Guard officer and attorney, having left active duty as a Commander in 2011. While on active duty, he served as a military prosecutor, defense counsel, and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, having investigated and litigated a wide variety of criminal matters. During his career in government, Mr. Reid participated in numerous complex shipboard and federal grand jury investigations of individuals and corporations for environmental crimes, seaman's manslaughter, fraud, and obstruction of justice. As legal counsel to senior managers of the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, he also assisted in the adjudication and payment of more than $200M in pollution claims, and assisted the Department of Justice in civil cost recovery litigation from responsible parties under U.S. pollution laws. While an active duty attorney, Mr. Reid led numerous missions in more than 20 European, African, and Asian nations in furtherance of various U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives. These missions included providing overseas training and assistance to foreign nations in rule of law development, combating transnational crime, counter piracy operations, drug and human smuggling interdiction, the legal aspects of counterterrorism, border security, anti-corruption, human rights, and war crimes. He is the recipient of numerous awards from the U.S. Department of Justice.