William is a twenty year veteran of the Navy, who retired in 2001 at the rank of Commander. He is a native of Chicago, and was a Naval Aviator. William attended the Ohio State University, receiving a B.S degree in Aeronautical Engineering. While attending the Naval War College, William earned a Master’s Degree in National Security and International Affairs. During his career, William flew anti-submarine warfare missions and also served as an instructor pilot and test pilot. His overseas assignments included tours in Japan, Okinawa, Thailand, Diego Garcia, and the Philippines. Among his decorations, William was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal with 1OLC, Meritorious Service Medal with 1 OLC, Navy Achievement Medal with 3 OLC, and four Sea Service Deployment Ribbons. William is an Avionics Design Engineer at Boeing. He and his wife, Linda, are residents of Edmonds.