Following a 20-year career as a P-3C Naval Flight Officer (NFO), Bill was hired as a Senior Analyst by Group W where, since August of 2021, he has worked as a member of the Joint Staff J8 Warfighting Analysis Division in the Pentagon. Bill was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and moved every 18-24 months thereafter, residing mostly in Southern California, Missouri, Texas and Kansas until he left home to attend the U.S. Naval Academy where he earned his B.S. in English and commissioned as an Ensign in the Navy in 2001. Past military assignments and deployments include: • P-3C Orion NFO NATOPS Officer, VP-26, Brunswick, ME (4 deployments to CENTCOM, EUCOM, SOUTHCOM) • Tactical Action Officer, USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69), Norfolk, VA (2 deployments to CENTCOM) • Student, M.S. Operations Research, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA • P-3C Orion Squadron Operations Officer, VP-26, Jacksonville, FL (2 deployments to PACOM, CENTCOM) • Campaign Analyst, OPNAV N816, Pentagon, Washington, DC • Deputy Commander / AC-208 Instructor / AFPAK Hand, 438th AEAG, Kabul, Afghanistan • NAVCENT LNO to COMUSCENTCOM, Tampa, FL Bill’s military awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2nd award), Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (2nd award), Navy Commendation Medal (3rd award), Navy Achievement Medal (3rd award), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and various unit, service, and campaign awards. Bill is married to Alyssa Peck and has two children, Billy (20) and Abby (15). He enjoys golf and struggling to make things out of wood.