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United States Submarine Veterans


Captain William Greene

Commander, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

United States Navy


Captain William Calvin Greene, a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, was commissioned as an Ensign through the University of Florida NROTC program in 1988.


After nuclear power and submarine training, he was assigned to USS Guitarro (SSN 665) as an engineering division officer where he completed his Engineer and Submarine Warfare qualifications. Capt. Greene then reported to USS West Virginia (SSBN 736). There he served as the ship's Quality Assurance Officer, Damage Control Assistant and Tactical Systems Officer over four strategic deterrent patrols. Capt. Greene then reported as Navigator and Operations Officer on USS Santa Fe (SSN 763), where he completed two deployments and earned the designation Qualified for Command of Submarines.


As an Engineering Duty Officer, Capt. Greene served as a project officer at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS&IMF) on USS Houston (SSN 713). This was followed by a tour at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, where he served as project officer on USS Columbia (SSN 771), as Business Operations Officer, and as Submarine Repair Officer for 17 home-ported submarines at the IMF.


Capt. Greene was then assigned to PSNS&IMF as Production Resources Officer where he was responsible for a production workforce of over 5,200 people as well as $2.5B in property and plant equipment. This was followed by a tour as PSNS&IMF Operations Officer.


Capt. Greene then served at Naval Sea Systems Command; first as Chief of Staff for the Deputy Commander, Logistics, Maintenance and Industrial Operations (SEA04), and then as the Military Deputy for Shipyard Operations (SEA 04X) until his selection as the 84th Shipyard Commander, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.


His education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nuclear Engineering and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida. He also holds two Masters Degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.


His awards include the Navy Meritorious Service Medal with one gold star, Navy Commendation Medal with four gold stars, Navy Achievement Medal with two gold stars, Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation with Operational “O”, and various other campaign and service awards.




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