Prior to this assignment, LCDR William “Christian” Adams served as the Assistant School Chief of the National Aids to Navigation School at Training Center Yorktown, Virginia. He was responsible for oversight, curriculum development, and delivery of a portfolio of thirteen different training courses related to aids to navigation including buoy deck procedures and weight handling, aid positioning, technical maintenance of components, and general administration.
Hailing from Horseshoe Bend, Idaho, he graduated from the U. S. Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 2004. In 2015, he graduated summa cum laude from Boise State University, College of Engineering, with Masters of Science degree in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning and a Graduate Certificate in Workplace Performance Improvement.
His previous tours of duty afloat include serving as Executive Officer, USCGC BRISTOL BAY; as Operations Officer, USCGC STEADFAST; and as Deck Watch Officer, USCGC ALDER. LCDR Adams also served as a Civil Engineering Officer at Facilities Engineering, USCG Sector New York, Staten Island New York.
LCDR Adams’ awards include two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, Coast Guard Letter of Commendation, and multiple unit and team awards.