USS JAMES E WILLIAMS

Commander Keith Adkins
Executive Officer

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Commander Keith Adkins, a native of Salisbury, MD graduated from Saint Leo University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources and commissioned through the Seaman to Admiral Program.

Sea duty assignments include: First Lieutenant, Auxiliaries Officer and Navigator in USS CAPE ST GEORGE (CG 71) (2000-2002); Chief Engineer in USS COLE (DDG 67) (2005-2006); and Squadron Material Officer in Amphibious Squadron FOUR/IWO JIMA Strike Group (2006-2009).

Ashore, CDR Adkins attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey CA, earning a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Finance) and completed Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) Phase I (2004). Ashore assignments include; Action Officer to Directorate of Expeditionary Warfare/Naval Special Warfare, on the Chief of Naval Operations Staff (2009-2010); and the U. S. Department of State, Political Military Bureau, working in the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls as a Defense Trade Analyst.