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Commander Alfred Williams, a native of Chicago, Illinois, enlisted in the U.S. Navy as an Operations Specialist in 1993. In 2006, he was commissioned through the Limited Duty Officer (LDO) program.
His enlisted assignments include USS SHREVEPORT (LPD 12), USS DONALD COOK (DDG 75), USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic, and Afloat Training Group (ATG) Norfolk.
At sea as an Officer, Commander Williams served as the Combat Information Center Officer and Assistant Operations Officer aboard USS ROOSEVELT (DDG 80) homeported in Mayport, Florida, from May 2006 to November 2008. He also served as the Surface Operations Officer for Commander Destroyer Squadron 15 in Yokosuka, Japan, from June 2011 to August 2013.
Ashore, he served as the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) evaluator, single ship ASW, and ASW officer instructor / lead in then Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) Detachment East in Norfolk, Virginia (now Surface Combat Systems Training Command (SCSTC) Middle Atlantic) in Norfolk, Virginia, from November 2008 to June 2011; Assistant Combat Systems Officer, Operations Officer, Strike Officer and Training Liaison Officer at ATG Western Pacific from August 2013 to July 2015; Officer in Charge of then Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Systems Center Pacific Detachment Seven (now Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific Detachment Seven) in Yokosuka, Japan, from July 2015 to August 2018; Assistant Operations Officer and Operations Officer aboard USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3) from September 2018 to September 2020; and Chief Staff Officer, SCSTC, Dahlgren, Virginia, from April 2021 to February 2022. He assumed the responsibilities of Naval Weapons Station Yorktown Executive Officer, Yorktown, Virginia, in April 2022.
Commander Williams’ awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards), and various unit, campaign, and service awards.
Updated 2 September 2022
Last Updated: 7 September 2022