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Christopher J. Tomney

Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard

Director, Joint Interagency Task Force South

Rear Admiral Christopher Tomney assumed the duties of Director for Joint Interagency Task Force South in April of 2015.

His previous flag assignments include Assistant Commandant, Intelligence and Criminal Investigations and Director for Joint Interagency Task Force West.

Rear Admiral Tomney graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Science. He earned a Master of Science degree in Strategic Intelligence from the Defense Intelligence College and completed a federal executive fellowship at the Brookings Institution, earning the Brookings Certificate in Public Leadership.

A practitioner of intelligence for over twenty years, Rear Admiral Tomney served in a variety of intelligence assignments involving training, operations, planning, and management. He served as the School Chief for the Coast Guard’s Operational Intelligence School, Deputy Director of the Coast Guard’s Pacific Area Intelligence Division and briefly served as the Deputy Director of the Coast Guard’s Counterintelligence Service. Upon establishment, he served as the first Director of Intelligence Operations for the Maritime Intelligence Fusion Center, Pacific. His national level intelligence experience includes serving as the Chief of the Coast Guard’s Intelligence Plans and Policy Office and as the Executive Assistant to the Assistant Commandant for Intelligence and Criminal Investigations. He also served as Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard’s Intelligence Coordination Center.

Beginning his career in afloat operations, Rear Admiral Tomney is a permanent cutterman and is qualified in tactical law enforcement. He commanded USCGC POINT MONROE out of Freeport, Texas and USCGC OCRACOKE out of Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico. He served as a Deck Watch Officer in USCGC DILIGENCE and as Executive Officer in USCGC CONFIDENCE both homeported in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Additionally, he commanded Law Enforcement Detachment Two out of Key West, Florida.

Rear Admiral Tomney’s military decorations include the Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2), the Meritorious Service Medal, the Coast Guard Commendation Medal (4), the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal (2), the Commandant’s Letter of Commendation, the Humanitarian Service Medal, and the Kuwaiti Liberation Medal. He has also been awarded the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal.

Cedric Pringle

Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy

Deputy Director, Joint Interagency Task Force South

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.

David H. Lent

Customs and Border Protection

Vice Director, Joint Interagency Task Force South

Mr. David H. Lent assumed the duties of Vice Director for Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF) South in April of 2014.

Vice Director Lent is a combat veteran with over 30 years of government service. He began his Federal law enforcement career with the former U.S. Customs Service (USCS) in 1991, stationed in El Paso, Texas. During his tenure he served as a Customs Pilot. In 1999, Mr. Lent became an Aviation Group Supervisor. In 2004, Mr. Lent transferred to Headquarters in Washington, D.C. where he served as Program Manager for Enforcement Operations. From 2005 – 2006, Director Lent was mobilized by the U.S. Army and served as Chief, Training Strategy and Plans for the Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq and as an advisor to the Assistant Chief of Staff of Training, Iraqi Joint Forces Command, Ministry of Defense, Baghdad, Iraq. Following the completion of his service in 2006, he returned to the newly formed Office of Air and Marine (OAM) to continue his Program Manager duties. In 2007, Mr. Lent served as the Chief of Staff for OAM until his appointment as Director, Air Operations at the Houston Air and Marine Branch from 2008 - 2014. During 2013 - 2014, he served as the Acting Director, Air and Marine Operations for the regional Customs and Border Protection (CBP), South Texas Campaign (STC). In this role, Mr. Lent was responsible for providing oversight, coordination, and direction of flight and float operations and support within the STC corridor.

Vice Director Lent has served in a breadth of operational, staff and command military assignments on active duty and in the Reserve. He has had a prominent career in both management and aviation, accumulating over 3,600 hours of flight time in fixed and rotary-wing aircraft.

Vice Director Lent graduated from Stetson University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1984. In 1999, he completed a Master of Arts degree in Management from Webster University. He completed the Senior Executive Development Program from George Washington University and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive Fellows Program. Mr. Lent has been recognized with numerous prestigious awards including the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medals, Army Commendation Medals, Joint Service Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medals, Iraqi Campaign Medals, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, Commissioner’s Unit Citation, and the USCS Academy Outstanding Performance and Academic Achievement Awards.

Arthur D. Davis

Colonel, U.S. Air Force

Chief of Staff, Joint Interagency Task Force South

Colonel Arthur D. Davis is the Chief of Staff, Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF South), Key West, Florida. JIATF South is a national task force which executes detection and monitoring of illicit traffickers in direct support of international and interagency law enforcement interdiction operations. JIATF South operations support U.S. National Security and international Regional stability Prior to this assignment, Colonel Davis served as Commander, 58th Operations Group, 58th Special Operations Wing, Air Education and Training Command, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico. The 58th Operations Group trains mission-ready special operations, Personnel Recovery (PR), and airlift aircrews in the TH-1H, UH-1H, HH-60G, HC-130P/N, MC-130H, HC-130J, MC-130J, CV-22B, and corresponding simulators; provides Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training-Helicopter; conducts special operations and PR intelligence training; and responds to contingencies, humanitarian missions, and search and rescue missions.

Col Davis is a 1991 graduate of Auburn University earning his commission through the Air Force ROTC program. He has served on various joint and service staffs to include the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Air Staff, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, and a Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force. His deployments include Operations DENY FLIGHT, DELIBERATE FORCE, and JOINT ENDEAVOR in Bosnia, Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Col Davis is a Master Navigator with over 4,000 flight hours, including more than 750 combat hours as navigator on the EC-130E Airborne Battlefield Command and Control Center and AC-130H Gunship.

Col Davis' decorations include: 2012 Military Officers Association of America Award for Joint Service Warfare, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Air Medal with seven oak leaf clusters, Aerial Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Joint Service Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster and Air Force Combat Action Medal.

Shawn J. Marchinek

Master Chief, U.S. Coast Guard

Command Master Chief, Joint Interagency Task Force South

Master Chief Shawn Marchinek assumed the duties of the Command Master Chief for Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) South, Key West, Florida, July 7, 2015. As the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Director and staff of JIATF South, he advises on workforce policies, is the senior enlisted mentor, and acts as the sounding board for select administrative actions and initiatives relative to the day to day operations with the joint command structure. Prior to his current assignment, Master Chief served as the Command Master Chief for Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound in Seattle, Washington.

Master Chief Marchinek enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard on February 10th, 1992. Following basic training at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, New Jersey, he reported to Coast Guard Polar Ice-Breaker USCGC POLAR SEA (WAGB 11) in Seattle, Washington. Two years later, he transferred to USCGC CUTTYHUNK (WPB 1322) Port Angeles, Washington. In June 1995, he attended Coast Guard Telecommunications Specialist Class ‘A’ school in Petaluma, California. He subsequently served aboard USCGC ACTIVE (WMEC 618) Port Angeles, Washington. In addition, Master Chief Marchinek completed shore assignments at Communications Area Master Station Pacific (CAMSPAC) Point Reyes, California; USCG Group Port Angeles, Washington; USCG District Thirteen, Seattle, Washington; and USCG Vessel Traffic Center Valdez, Alaska and deployed with USCG Port Security Unit 313 to Pusan, Korea in support of Operation Foal Eagle 2000. In June 2009, Master Chief Marchinek was invited to join the faculty of the Navy’s Senior Enlisted Academy in Newport, Rhode Island, as the first Coast Guard Faculty Advisor.

Master Chief Marchinek holds an Associates of Arts degree in Business Administration from Coastline Community College and Bachelors of Science in Public Administration from Roger Williams University. He is a graduate of the Coast Guard CPO Academy, Class 116; Coast Guard Command Master Chief Course; and Army Sergeants Major Academy, Class 59.

His decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, two Coast Guard Commendation Medal (with ‘O’ Device), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal, two Coast Guard Commandant’s Letter of Commendation (with ‘O’ Device) and various unit and service awards. He also earned the Cutterman and Boat Force Operations Insignias.