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Executive Officer
USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)

Executive Officer
CAPT Christopher "Frozone" Williams

Captain Christopher S. Williams, a native of Savannah, Ga., graduated in 2001 from the United States Naval Academy (Mechanical Engineering). He graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School in 2008 (Executive Masters of Business Administration). In July 2010, he graduated from the Command & Staff College at Marine Corps University (Masters of Military Studies). Lastly, in Dec 2023, CAPT Williams graduated from the Nuclear Power School, Nuclear Power Training Unit, and the Naval Reactor Prospective Commanding Officer Course.

Sea tours include Strike Fighter Squadron ONE NINE FIVE (VFA-195), 7th Fleet AOR as squadron operations and maintenance officer; Strike Fighter Squadron ONE THREE SIX (VFA-136), 5th Fleet AOR executing combat operations in support of ENDURING FREEDOM. As commanding officer of Strike Fighter Squadron ONE ONE FIVE (VFA-115), 7th Fleet AOR completed five deployments onboard the USS Ronald Reagan as forward deployed naval forces (FDNF).

Shore tours include instructor pilot duty at Strike Fighter Squadron ONE TWO FIVE (VFA-125); Flag Aide to Commander, Naval Air Forces; Join and Combined Warfighting School at the Joint Forces Staff College; Joint Chiefs of Staff J-7, Joint Force Development, Joint Doctrine Analysis Division.  Assigned as the Joint Doctrine Targeting subject matter expert, he was responsible for developing joint doctrine and multinational doctrine for combatant commands, joint staffs, combat support agencies, and services.

CAPT Williams' last tour was as Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Commander, Naval Air Forces in December 2022.

CAPT Williams has amassed over 3,000 flight hours and over 700 arrested landings in the F/A-18.  His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), National Defense Service Medal, the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, and various service awards and ribbons.

He reported as the executive officer, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) in March 2024.

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