Rear Adm. William C. Greene assumed his current duties as director, fleet maintenance, U.S. Pacific Fleet in September 2017.
Greene is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan. He entered the Navy through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the University of Florida where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nuclear engineering. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Florida and two master’s degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in mechanical engineering and naval architecture and marine engineering.
His shipboard tours include USS Guitarro (SSN 665), USS West Virginia (SSBN 736), and USS Santa Fe (SSN 763). During these assignments, he completed three deployments, four strategic patrols and earned the designation Qualified for Command of Submarines.
Following selection as an engineering duty officer, he served as a project officer at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS&IMF); repair officer at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility; production resources officer and operations officer at PSNS&IMF; chief of staff for the deputy commander, Logistics, Maintenance and Industrial Operations and military deputy for shipyard operations at Naval Sea Systems Command. He was then selected as the 84th commander of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Greene reported as the executive director for Logistics, Maintenance and Industrial Operations at Naval Sea Systems Command in August 2016.
His awards include the Legion of Merit, Navy Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and various other campaign and unit awards.