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LCDR William C Kirkland Jr. is a 1976 graduate of tl:
United States Naval Academy. In October l977,.after axttenif
ing Surface Warfare Officer School in San Diego. f 21- Nr:
reported for his first shipboard tour on USS GALLA.
QMSO-4891, which served as Engineer Officer and Acting
Executive Officer. Earning his designation HS H Sllffiiff'
Warfare Officer in 1979.
His next served on USS FOX CCG-335 homeport in Salt
Diego, Ca. Being Missile Fire Control Officer and later as
Navigator. Leaving the USS FOX, LCDR KIRKLAND was
assigned as a combat System Instructor and Surface Warfare
Training Officer at Fleet Training Group, in San Diego. He
conducted underway training for over seventy U.S. Navy
Coast Guard and foreign navy ships.
Following this tour, he attended Surface Warfare Depart-
ment Head School in Newport Rhode Island. Graduating
with distinction in May 1984. In July 1984, he reported to
USS RAMSEY in San Diego for his first Department Head
tour as Weapons Officer.
LCDR Kirkland left USS RAMSEY in 1986 and reported to
USS TUSCALOSSA CLST-11871, where he served as First
Lieutenant until May 1987. Then Engineer Officer until
November 1988 during this tour earned the designation
Qualified for Command at Sea. I
In December 1988 LCDR Kirkland reported to USS CARI
YINSON QCVN-705 in Alameda, California. Serving as As:
srstant Combat Direction Center Officer until his selection
to Executive Officer School in September 1989. ln Dece b
1989, he reported aboard USS WABASH QAOR-59 as FXQCU-
tive Officer. O '
In his 14 years of commissioned service, LCDR Kirkland ha.,
accumulated 10 years of sea duty surface ships including four
Western Pacific and Indian Ocean Deployments lim-ora-
29:5 Include? the Navy Commendation Medal, 3 Navy
mcaieigement Medals and numerous other unit and service
LDCR Kirkland was born i M' h' - . .
fornia his home state Marrld tdctlfgafn, but considers C ah-
New Providence, New Jersey. Ormer Gail Madsen of
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