Military Bios

Rear Admiral (Select) Edward T. Reidy:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Dental Corps Commanding Officer, NR Naval Medical Center, San Diego
Rear Admiral (Select) Edward T. Reidy, Dental Corps, United States Naval Reserve, is a native of Chicago, Ill. He graduated from Creighton University with a Bachelor of Science degree in1973. He was accepted into the Naval Health Profession Scholarship Program and commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1973. He completed Officer Indoctrination School at Naval Education and Training Center, Newport, R.I., in 1974. He graduated from Loyola University School of Dentistry in 1977, promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to active duty at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego.
Rear Adm. (Sel) Reidy was assigned to the submarine tender USS Hunley ( AS-31) deployed to Guam in 1979. In 1981 he was assigned to Naval Regional Dental Center, Parris Island, S.C.
Rear Adm. (Sel) Reidy was released from active duty in September 1982 and entered private practice in Santee, Calif. He reported to NDCL 219 San Diego, in January 1983. He served as Training Officer and Administration Officer for that unit. In 1990 Rear Adm. (Sel) Reidy was selected Officer in Charge of Detachment 4, 4th Dental Company, 4th Dental Battalion. He stood up the detachment during the Desert Shield/Desert Storm mobilization. He was selected as Commanding Officer of NDCL 119 Long Beach in 1992.
Rear Adm. (Sel) Reidy was promoted to Captain in September 1994. He was assigned as Officer in Charge of Detachment 4, 4th Dental Company in 1995. He reported to VTU 1911G in 1996 and provided dental support to MAG 46 at MCAS Miramar. He was selected as Commanding Officer for NDCL 219 San Diego in 1997. In 1998 NDCL 219 was awarded the Rear Admiral Vaughan Award for Most Outstanding Reserve Dental Unit in the nation. In 1999 Rear Adm. (Sel) Reidy was assigned as Reserve Marine Force Dental Officer at MARFORPAC. Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii. In 2001 he was selected and served as Commanding Officer of the Dental Augment Unit, NDCL Southwest, HQ. In 2003 he was selected and is currently serving as Commanding Officer, NR Naval Medical Center, San Diego. Rear Adm. (Sel) Reidy was selected as Rear Admiral (lower half) for the Naval Reserve Dental Corps in 2003.
Rear Adm. (Sel) Reidy is a member of the American Dental Association and has been active in organized dentistry on the state and local level. He is currently chairman of the San Diego County Dental Society continuing education committee. He is a member of numerous other professional and military associations. He volunteers his time and services to many organizations including Boy Scouts, YMCA, AYSO and he is a Lector in his church.
His decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (2), Navy Commendation Medal (2), Navy Achievement Medal, National Defense Medal, Sea Service Ribbon, and other awards.
Effective: 13 October 2004


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