CMDCM DERRICK WILLIAMS
Command Master Chief VFA-87
Master Chief Derrick Williams is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. Master Chief Williams graduated from West End High School in June 1988. He enlisted in the United States Navy that same month and completed recruit training at Orlando, Florida, in September of 1988.
In August 1989, upon completing Hospital Corpsman “A” School in Great Lakes, Illinois, he reported to Naval Hospital Pensacola, Florida for his first permanent assignment. His subsequent duty stations were Naval Hospital Bethesda, MD; Field Medical Service School, NC; Naval Mobile Construction Battalion SEVEN; Branch Clinic Charleston, SC; Military Entrance Processing Station Little Rock, AR; USS Kearsarge (LHD 3); Naval Medical MPT&E; USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72); U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka Japan; Strike Fighter Squadron ONE FIVE ONE, Strike Fighter Squadron NINETY FOUR.
Master Chief Williams continues to serve his country honorably with the world’s best Strike Fighter Squadron, the VFA 87 “GOLDEN WARRIORS”. Master Chief Williams reported aboard Strike Fighter Squadron EIGHT SEVEN in October 2018, where he currently serves as the Command Master Chief.
Master Chief Williams’ academic achievements include completion of Basic Laboratory School, Field Medical Service School, Emergency Medical Technician Course, Alcohol Advisor Course, U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, and Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat course. In addition, he obtained his Associate Degree in General Studies from City College of Chicago, and Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Excelsior College.
His personal awards include Meritorious Service Medal (2), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4), Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4), Army Achievement Medal (2), Combat Action Ribbon, and numerous unit awards. He is qualified in the following areas: Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist, Fleet Marine Force Warfare Specialist, and Information Dominance Warfare Specialist.