CMDCM Gregory Williams was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and graduated from El Cerrito High School in El Cerrito, California, in 1989. He enlisted in the Navy through the Delayed Entry Program in 1988. Following the completion of Basic Training in San Diego, he attended Aviation Ordnanceman “A” School in Millington, Tennessee.
Williams’ sea duty assignments include VF-24 (Renagades) at NAS Miramar, California; VF-211 (Checkmates) at NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, Virginia; USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) where he was promoted to Chief Petty Officer and deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF); USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) where he served as Weapons Department Leading Chief Petty Officer and was selected for the U.S. Naval Air Forces Navy/Marine Association Leadership Award.
Ashore, Williams served at Weapons Station NAS Lemoore, California; VF-101 (Grim Reapers) at NAS Oceana: Senior Enlisted Leader at Center for Security Forces Learning Site, Chesapeake, Virginia; Lead Aviation Ordnanceman Detailer and Aviation Ratings Branch Leading Chief Petty Officer (PERS 404) in Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tennessee.
Williams was selected to the Command Master Chief program in 2014 and is a graduate of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 163, Gold Team) and the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Capstone Course (Class 137). He reported as the Command Master Chief to HSM-77 (Saberhawks) in Atsugi, Japan, December 2014, and is currently serving as the Command Master Chief of NAS Corpus Christi where he reported in July 2017.
Command Master Chief Williams’s military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, six Navy Commendation Medals, six Navy Achievement Medals, and various unit and deployment awards.