Tomorrow Commander William M Wilson, Jr will be relieved by Commander Phil Hickman as the Commanding Officer, Cryptologic Warfare Activity SIXTY SEVEN.   Commander Wilson’s biography follows:

Commanding Officer

CDR Will Wilson enlisted in the Navy in July 1996 under the Navy’s Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training (BOOST) program where he earned a Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship. He graduated and was commissioned in 2001 from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology. He holds a Master of Science in Space Systems Operations Management from Webster University.

Originally a Surface Warfare Officer, CDR Wilson was re-designated in 2004 to Special Duty Officer (Cryptology), now Cryptologic Warfare Officer and is a member of the Navy’s Space Cadre.

His operational and at-sea tours include serving as the Fire Control Officer onboard the USS REUBEN JAMES (FFG 57) where he participated in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM; Direct Support Officer at Naval Security Group Activity Yokosuka, Japan; Individual Augmentation as the Division SIGINT Officer, 10th Mountain Division and 34th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division South, Al Basrah, Iraq supporting the Iraq Campaign; Cryptologic Resource Coordinator/Deputy Information Warfare Commander for Amphibious Squadron THREE embarked on the USS PELELIU (LHA 5) which deployed to the Persian Gulf and conducted Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief operations in support of the 2010 Pakistan floods; Fleet Cryptologist and Collection Manager for U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. SIXTH Fleet; and most recently as a Battle Watch Captain and the Director of Current Operations for U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. TENTH Fleet from May 2016 to May 2018.

Ashore, he served as a Resource Mission Manager at Navy Information Operations Command Colorado; and as the Executive Officer, Center for Information Dominance Unit at Monterey, California.

His personal awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, three Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and various unit and campaign awards.

Following the Change of Command, CDR Wilson will be attending the Eisenhower School for JPME PII.

Congratulations Skipper Wilson!