Lieutenant Paul B Tidd, US Navy (Retired)

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Lieutenant Paul B Tidd, US Navy (Retired)

Lieutenant Paul Tidd was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Tampa, Florida. He enlisted the
United States Navy in 1983. After graduation from Operations Specialist “A” School he reported to the
USS Flatley (FFG-21) in Mayport Florida. He reached the rank of Second Class Petty Officer and
transferred into the U.S. Navy Reserves in July of 1987.
Lieutenant Tidd was employed by the Pasco Country Sheriff’s Office, in Florida, from July 1989 to
December 2003. While employed by the Sheriff’s Office he served the community in several positions
including Crime Scene Technician, Forensic Unit Supervisor, Deputy Sheriff, and Detective. He was
also a ten year veteran for the Sheriff’s Office Dive Team.
In September 1995 he was recalled to active duty in September 2000 from the reserve unit in Tampa,
FL. to serve as Security Training Officer and Protective Service detail for Naval Station Roosevelt
Roads, Puerto Rico. He was selected to Master-at-Arms, Chief Petty Officer in September 2003. In
December, Chief Tidd returned to full time active duty status and split his duties as Chief Investigator
and Harbor Security LCPO at Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, Greece, from January 2004 to March
2005.
In 2005, Chief Tidd transferred to Submarine School, Groton Connecticut and was assigned duties as
the Assistant Legal Officer and Command Investigator. While assigned to the submarine school, he
was selected to support the Joint Task Force in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where he was assigned duties
as the Assistant Officer in Charge, Camp 6. In 2008, he was selected for the Limited Duty Officer
program. As a commissioned officer in March 2008, Ensign Tidd returned to Guantanamo Bay and
was assigned to Naval Expeditionary Guard Battalion, Guantanamo Bay Cuba, where he completed
this tour as Camp 1, 2, 4 and Camp 6 AOIC.
In 2009, Lieutenant Tidd accepted orders to Naval Station Groton Connecticut as the Base Security
Officer. After a successful completion of his tour, in April 2012, he transferred to Coastal Riverine
Squadron Four in Little Creek, Virginia. Where he served as the Command Weapons Officer at CRS4
until September 2014.
LT Tidd again took orders at Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba but in the position of Base
Security Officer. He supervised a staff of over 160 Master-at-Arms and was the direct liaison with
Joint Task Force for all security operations involving Guantanamo Detainees.

In March 2016, LT Tidd transferred to Naval Technical Training Command, Lackland was the
Operations Officer for all Naval Law Enforcement training to include Corrections Academy’s and
Military Working Dog programs.
LT Tidd retired from the Navy in March of 2019 and took this current position as the Senior Naval
Science Instructor at Uvalde High School. His military awards include the (8) Navy & Marine Corps
Commendation Medals, (6) Overseas Service Ribbons, (2) Meritorious Unit Commendations and
various unit, campaign and service awards.
He is a second generation Naval Officer, the son of retired Captain James F. Tidd, USN, and is the
father for three daughters. He graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelor’s
Degree in Business Administration.