Reidel was a People's Commissioner assigned to the battlecruiser PNS Kerebin during the ship's deployment to the Silesian Confederacy as part of Admiral Javier Giscard's Task Force 29. His appointment as Kerebin's Commissioner was forced upon the task force's overall People's Commissioner, Eloise Pritchart, at the behest of Reidel's political patrons. Reidel was disliked by not only the senior officers of Kerebin, but also by senior naval officers such as Commodore Abraham Jurgens.
When Kerebin was destroyed at the Battle of the Selker Rift, Commissioner Reidel was the only survivor of the ship's crew, as he was onboard Kerebin's sister ship Achmed conferring with Commodore Jurgens. However, Reidel ultimately died when Achmed was pounded to a wreck by the Manticoran Q-ship HMAMC Wayfarer. (HH6)
- ↑ Reidel was not mentioned among those who survived Achmed's near-destruction, nor was he listed among those Havenites who were to be repatriated to the People's Republic.