Deputy Director
RADL Cedric Pringle
Cedric Pringle
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy

Rear Admiral Cedric Pringle reported to Joint Interagency Task Force South in September 2015 from the Secretary of the Navy’s Office of Legislative Affairs.

Rear Admiral Pringle graduated from the University of South Carolina in December 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and received his commission through NROTC. He also earned a Master of Science degree in Financial Management from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1998 and a Master of Arts degree in National Security Strategy from the Naval War College in 2003.

At sea, he served in engineering department on USS Ranger (CV 61) and USS Portland (LSD 37), and as Executive Officer on USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43). In July 2004, he assumed command of USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41). During his tour, he participated in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations in response to Hurricane Katrina in September 2005. In February 2012, he took command of the Navy’s first hybrid propulsion drive ship, USS Makin Island (LHD 8). During his tenure, USS Makin Island completed her maiden deployment and achieved numerous successes, including earning the Battle “E” Award, the Retention Excellence Award, Afloat and Aviation Operational Safety Awards, and the President’s Volunteer Service Award for community outreach.

Ashore, he served on the staffs of Navy Recruiting Area Three, Amphibious Squadron Four as Chief Staff Officer, and Amphibious Forces U.S. 7th Fleet as Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans (N3/N5). He also served on the Joint Staff as the Deputy Chief of Forces Division in the Force Structure, Resources, and Assessment Directorate (J8). From July 2013 to August 2015, he served as Director, Navy Senate Liaison for the Secretary of the Navy’s Office of Legislative Affairs.

His decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and various unit and service awards. Rear Adm. Pringle is also the recipient of the 2015 Navy’s Stars and Stripes Award.