Hoyle E Hodges

Marine Law Enforcement Coordinator

WA. State Parks

Washington State Parks Shield 2013 for CNC

Hoyle Hodges served in the U.S. Army for 24 years, and retired on 1 January 2004.  He served multiple combat tours, overseas tours, and has many assignments within the United States as well. He served in every Leadership position from Private to Command Sergeant Major and received numerous Awards and Decorations.  He retired as the Command Sergeant Major of the 2nd Battalion 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. A graduate of Evergreen State College in 2013, he ran a year- long business development project delivering cargo under sail power with his 60’ schooner the “Pleiades”. This project launched the Olympia Schooner Company which now runs charters from Alderbrook Resort & Spa. Hoyle also founded and operates the Union Water Taxi using a 30’ classic 1952 Beal Island Lobster Boat. Hoyle Hodges joined the Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission as the Marine Law Coordinator serving the marine law enforcement community and citizens of Washington state in April 2014.  Hoyle is a United States Coast Guard licensed Captain.  He resides with his wife Elmira and daughter Heidi in Olympia, WA.