Commander Kenneth Williams was born and raised in Sandusky, Ohio. He enlisted in the Navy in January 1987 and completed Recruit Training in Great Lakes, Illinois. In in September 1999, he was commissioned a Chief Warrant Officer.
His sea duty assignments include; USS Nimitz (CVN-68), USS Anzio (CG-68), USS Detroit (AOE-4), USS Seattle (AOE-3), USS Harpers Ferry (LSD-49), USS Belleau Wood (LHA-4), USS Dubuque (LPD-8), USS New Orleans (LPD-18), and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).
His shore assignments include: USNORTHCOM Deputy Branch Chief for Anti-terrorism, Training, and Law Enforcement Integration Team, Naval Station Norfolk Port Operations Officer, Deck Lead for the Board of Inspection and Survey.
He is surface Warfare Officer qualified and his personal awards include the Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards)