Commander Cuadros is a native of Bogota, Colombia, and raised in Pompano Beach, Florida. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in 1990. He enlisted in the Navy in March 1991 and was commissioned in July 1996. He earned a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of New Haven in 1993 and a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University in 2009.
He assumed duties as Operations Officer of Naval Construction Group TWO in February 2013 while retaining duties as Operations Officer of 22nd Naval Construction Regiment. Prior to that, he was the Operations Officer of both the 25th and 22nd Naval Construction Regiments.
After enlisting in the Navy and completing boot camp and Engineering Aide A School, he reported to Construction Battalion Unit 414 in Groton, Conn. in August 1991. Following this tour, he served in The Magnificent Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) SEVEN from September 1993 to May 1996. From battalion, he was selected for Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Fla., and was commissioned.
Commander Cuadros first officer assignment was as an Assistant Site Team Leader, and later Self-Help and Seabee Liaison Officer at Public Works Center, San Diego, Calif. After that, he served as Aide to Commander Naval Forces, Marianas and Pacific Command Representative Guam Area from 1999 to 2001. He then served as Resident Officer in Charge of Construction (ROICC) for Naval Station Mayport, Fla. until 2004.
Commander Cuadros then transferred back to NMCB SEVEN where he initially served as Air Detachment Officer in Charge and then as the battalion Operations Officer. His tour of duty included participation in disaster relief and civil military operations in the Philippines, Sri Lanka, the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and the Horn of Africa, as well as other military construction spread over 20 countries in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, and the Global War on Terrorism.
Following completion of graduate school at Stanford University, he reported to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam where he served from June 2009 to May of 2012. There he provided oversight to the facilities sustainment, repair, modernization, and construction program with work in place valued at over $1.2 billion.
Commander Cuadros awards include Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medals (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals (4 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals (3 awards), and the Navy Good Conduct Medal. He is a qualified Seabee Combat Warfare Officer and a member of the Acquisition Corps. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida. Other recognition includes the 2010 NAVFAC Hawaii Engineer of the Year, 2009 Associated Schools of Construction graduate competition winner, 2009 HENAAC Role Model, and 2004 National Image Inc. Meritorious Service Award.