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US Army Reserve Retired
William was born and raised in Utica, New York. He graduated from Utica Free Academy and completed his college education at Mohawk Valley Community College and the State University of New York at Plattsburgh receiving two bachelor degrees in Accounting and Communications, with emphasis in Television Production.
William joined the United States Federal Government in 1989 working at the Office of Personnel Management. During his six years at the Office of Personnel Management, William worked in conducting the ASVAB (Military Entrance Test) as well as the federal government entrance test. William was promoted to New York Assistant Chief for testing.
William transferred to the Department of the Army as a Military Technician. During his twenty years as a Military Technician he worked for five military units in operations providing administrative services to Soldiers. This included payroll, general administrative, operations management and accounting services.
William also joined the United States Army Reserve in 1990, as a Logistical Specialist. William was the assistant to nine United States Army Reserve Unit Commanders ranging from Captain to Colonel. He assisted each Commander in gathering material, making decisions in their absence, and supervision of staff.
William received several awards on the military side. Five Army Achievement Awards, three Army Commendation Medals, and two Meritorious Service Medals. On the civilian side he received one Achievement Medal for Civilian Service and one Commander's Award for Civilian Service.
William retired January 2016, after 25 years in the military at the rank of Sergeant First Class.