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Commander William Bridges commissioned in May 2007 from Villanova University’s NROTC program with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Cognitive Science. In June of 2007, he reported to USS MCCAMPBELL (DDG 85) homeported in Yokosuka, Japan, as Administration Officer. He also served as First Lieutenant and Engagement Control Officer, and in 2009, served as the Navigator until 2011. He then reported to USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20) as the Operations Officer where he deployed in support of CONTINUING PROMISE 2011 in Central and South America.
As Department Head, he served as the Chief Engineer on USS GERMANTOWN (LSD 42) in Sasebo, Japan from 2016-2019. He then served as the Strike/TLAM Officer for CARRIER STRIKE GROUP TEN deploying to C5F in 2020.
His shore tour was CID UNIT HAMPTON ROADS, VIRGINIA BEACH as a Tomahawk Planning System Instructor where he trained Fleet Staff Tomahawk Mission Planners and Weaponeering.
Commander Bridges currently serves as Executive Officer for USS MESA VERDE (LPD 19).