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United States Virgin Islands Senate Confirms LGG's Riddick as new Chief Information Officer

 | Published on 5/22/2017

Angelo Riddick, COL(R) PMP
Director Bureau Of Information Technology
Chief Information Officer
United States Virgin Islands

COL(R) Brother Angelo Riddick, CIO USVIBrother Angelo “Twin/Tony” Riddick, Past Basileus Lambda Gamma Gamma Chapter, was confirmed by the 31st Legislature of the United States Virgin Islands as the Director of the Bureau of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer for the USVI in December, 2016.  His recent appointment culminates 16 years of experience in the Information Technology field for the United States Army, Department of Defense and civilian industry.

Colonel (retired) Riddick served 32 years with the United State Army and retired in 2014.    He is a certified Project Management Professional and worked several project plans and implementations for both civilian and US government organizations around the world.  He is particularly skilled with IT Project Management and voluntarily consults for several non-profit organizational websites.

Originally, from Norfolk, Virginia Tony entered the United States Army after commissioning at Marion Military Institute in Marion, Alabama in 1981.  He served for 2.5 five years in the US Army National Guard and Army Reserves before entering active duty in 1984. Upon entry, he served with the Infantry and then transferred to the Army’s Transportation Branch and finished his career as the Director for the Capability Development Integration Directorate (CDID) a senior office in the Army Cyber Command based in Ft. Belvoir, Virginia.

He is a graduate of all requisite US Army military schooling including the Command & General Staff College and was selected to participate in the Army’s War College in 2005.  Tony is also an Airborne Ranger and has completed many other military training schools in the area of logistics, transportation, infantry and information systems including the coveted Systems Automation course and the Advanced Management Program.  He received the Chief Information Officers (CIO) Certificate and taught in the CIO certification program at the National Defense University from 2005 to 2011 concentrating in Global Enterprise Networking and IT Leadership and Cybersecurity.

COL (r) Riddick holds an Associate of Arts degree in Business from Marion Military Institute, a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a minor in Management from Albany State University and a Masters of Quality Systems Management with the National Graduate School of Falmouth, Massachusetts.  COL(r) Riddick has also completed all course work for his doctorate degree with the exception of his dissertation (ABD).He is also a member of several professional organizations including the Project Management Institute and other social organizations.

He has commanded at many levels in the United States Army to include transportation commands in Europe and Site Lead (Base Commander) for Forward Operating Base Warrior in Kirkuk, Iraq as a colonel in 2012.  Tony worked as a business development director for a small IT firm in Indiana after leaving the military. 

COL(r) Riddick is also a Life member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. He was initiated in Omega at the Chi Epsilon Chapter at Albany State University in 1982. He’s served in over 10 chapters around the world and has the distinct honor of being the fraternity’s first International Colonel Charles Young award winner for community service, leadership and excellence while serving the fraternity as an active duty military officer.  He led chapters in the United States, Germany and Korea.  He was the Basileus LGG from 2007-2008.  His most significant military awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, six (6) Army Meritorious Service Medals and the Combat Action Badge.  COL Riddick was also awarded the Distinguished Volunteer Service Medal for superior community service as a volunteer.  He serves the fraternity with Eta Iota Iota Chapter in St. Croix in the United States Virgin Islands

Tony is married to the former Brenda J. Walker, also a retired military officer.  He has one son Gary who is also a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., as well.

Significant Information Technology Positions held: 

Director, Capability Development Integration Directorate (CDID) Army Cyber Command
Chief Customer Support Division, Information Management Support Center, Pentagon
Assistant Professor (Military Faculty), iCollege National Defense University
Director Plans & Policy Division, Information Management Support Center, Arlington/Pentagon, Virginia
Database Manager, United States Central Command, MacDill AFB (Tampa), Florida
Project Officer/Adjutant Defense Travel System (IT Implementation Program), Arlington, Virginia