CDR William E. Hessell

Executive Officer, USS Fort Worth (LCS 3)

16 July 2021
Commander William E. Hessell
Commander William E. Hessell
Commander William E. Hessell
Commander William E. Hessell
Commander William E. Hessell
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VIRIN: 210716-N-N0831-0002
Cmdr. William Hessell is a native of Gulfport, Mississippi.  He commissioned in 2005 through the United States Naval Academy, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Science.  He also earned a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies through the Naval War College in 2011.

His sea tours include serving aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) as strike officer; USS John L. Hall (FFG 32) as navigator; USS Gary (FFG 51) as operations officer; and aboard USS Little Rock (LCS 9) as operations officer.
 
Ashore, he served as the training liaison officer at Afloat Training Group, San Diego. He was also an individual augmentee serving as battle watch captain at Expeditionary Strike Group Five, Bahrain. Most recently, he completed a tour as a maritime warfare instructor at Surface Warfare Officers School Command in Newport, Rhode Island.
 
His current assignment is executive officer aboard USS Fort Worth (LCS 3).
 
His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and various unit and campaign awards.

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