Commander Bill Kramer, Jr. a native of Halethorpe, Maryland, enlisted in the Navy in 1982 as a Nuclear Trained Machinist’s Mate. His enlisted tours include serving in USS ENTERPRISE and an instructor at the Navy Nuclear Power Training Unit, Idaho Falls, Idaho. Through the Navy’s Enlisted Commissioning Program, he graduated from University of Idaho in 1992 and received his commission as an Ensign. His first assignment as a Navy Cryptologist was in Naval Security Group Command Misawa, Japan where he was the Electronic Materiel Officer and Operations Watch Officer. CDR Kramer’s subsequent tours include USS NIMITZ; Naval Communications Telecommunications Station, Diego Garcia; Naval Security Group Command, Fort Meade; Navy Personnel Command, Millington; Multi-National Forces-West, Fallujah, Iraq; and Navy Information Operations Command, Georgia. He recently graduated from Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama with a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies.
He holds various decorations and awards including four awards of the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two awards of the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and a Iraq Service Medal with Eagle, Globe and Anchor device for service with I Marine Expeditionary Forces.
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