C-130 TCG Chief 

Kristopher K. Riddle
(In Office: September 2022 - Present)

Mr. Kristopher Riddle has served the United States Air Force for 26 years, first as an Active-Duty Airman, and now as a Civilian. He began his career as a C-130E Crew Chief at the 2nd Airlift Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina. During this assignment, he deployed to multiple locations and supported various campaigns.  His civilian career began as a C-130 Aircraft Mechanic at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, where he focused on C-130 Programed Depot Maintenance. As a lead system technician, he served as a liaison with Air Force engineering teams on multiple projects, modifications, and upgrades for multiple C-130 variants. He was also a focal point for tech data validation, verification, and troubleshooting advice for teams throughout the world. After 8 years, he transitioned to the C-130 System Program Office. As a C-130 system Equipment Specialist he provided worldwide technical support to the United States Air Force and International Partners. Prior to becoming the C-130 Technical Coordination Group Chief, Mr. Riddle led the Africa Programs Regional team. He provided support to eight African nations and spearheaded innovative programs such as Ramp to Ramp. Mr. Riddle is an avid aviation enthusiast and holds both a pilot’s license and is a FAA certified aircraft mechanic.


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Master of Aeronautical Science, Majoring in Aerodynamics and Aviation Management

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Bachelors of Science in Professional Aeronautics with a Minor in Aviation Safety

Associate Degree, Community College USAF, Aviation Maintenance

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Pilot License

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Power Plant License

Kristopher Riddle

Previous C-130 TCG Chiefs
Peter Mackowski (Sept 2020 - July 2022)
Anthony Davis (May 2016 - July 2020)