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CDR William M. Bencini

Past Executive Officer, USS Sampson (DDG 102)

05 November 2020
Commander William M. Bencini
Commander William M. Bencini
Commander William M. Bencini
Commander William M. Bencini
Commander William M. Bencini
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VIRIN: 210810-N-N0831-0001
Commander William Bencini is a native of High Point, North Carolina.  He graduated from Vanderbilt University and received his commission from the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps.  He earned a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Memphis.
His initial sea tour was on board USS TARAWA (LHA 1), from June 2004 to August 2006, where he served as Repair Division Officer and Electrical Division Officer.  In his follow-on sea tour, he served as Fire Control Officer and Assistant Weapons Officer onboard USS McCAMPBELL (DDG 85) from January 2007 to August 2008.
Following Department Head training, he served as Operations Officer on board USS MUSTIN (DDG 89) from October 2012 to March 2014; and N3 on DESTROYER SQUADRON FIFTEEN from March 2014 to November 2015.
CDR Bencini’s shore assignments include: Promotion Board Sponsor at PERS-80, Naval Personnel Command (NPC), Millington, Tennessee; Pacific Fleet Cruiser, Destroyer and Amphibious Placement Officer and First Tour Department Head Detailer, Surface Warfare Officer Distribution, NPC.  Following his second tour at NPC, he reported to Commander, Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where he served as the Deputy Chief of Staff from August 2017 to December 2019.
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