William D. Byrne Jr.

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William D. Byrne Jr.
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Birth nameWilliam Declan Byrne Jr. [1]
Nickname(s)Bill
Born Pacifica, California
AllegianceFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Service/branchFlag of the United States Navy (official).svg  United States Navy
Years of service1987–present (33–34 years)
Rank US Navy O8 infobox.svg Rear Admiral
Commands held U.S. Naval Forces Korea
Carrier Strike Group 11
Carrier Strike Group 15
USS Cape St. George
USS Halyburton
Awards Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit (5)

William Declan Byrne Jr. is a United States Navy rear admiral who serves as director of warfare development (N72) in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. [2] [3] He previously served as the vice director of the Joint Staff. [4] [5] [6] Byrne also served as the 85th Commandant of Midshipmen of the United States Naval Academy from May 2013 to June 2015. [7] [8]

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Byrne attended the United States Naval Academy, graduating in 1987 with a B.S. degree in Political Science. While there, he was a record-setting starting quarterback for three football seasons. [9] Byrne later earned an M.S. degree in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 2004.

Awards and decorations

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US Defense Superior Service Medal ribbon.svg
Legion of Merit ribbon.svg 1 golden star.svg 1 golden star.svg 1 golden star.svg 1 golden star.svg Meritorious Service Medal ribbon.svg 1 golden star.svg 1 golden star.svg Navy and Marine Corps Commendation ribbon.svg 1 golden star.svg 1 golden star.svg 1 golden star.svg
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement ribbon.svg Joint Meritorious Unit Award (USMC and USN frame).svg Navy Unit Commendation ribbon.svg
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation ribbon.svg Battle Effectiveness Award ribbon, 2nd award.svg Navy Expeditionary Medal ribbon.svg
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National Defense Service Medal ribbon.svg
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal ribbon.svg Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary ribbon.svg
Global War on Terrorism Service ribbon.svg Korea Defense Service Medal ribbon.svg Humanitarian Service ribbon.svg
Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.svg Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg Silver-service-star-3d.svg Naval Reserve Sea Service Ribbon.svg Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon.svg Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg
U.S. Navy Recruiting Training Ribbon.svg Cheon-Su Security Medal Ribbon.png U.S. Navy Expert Pistol Shot Ribbon.svg
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Joint Chiefs of Staff seal.svg
Surface Warfare Officer Pin
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with four gold award stars Meritorious Service Medal with two award stars Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with three award stars
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal Joint Meritorious Unit Award Navy Unit Commendation
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Navy "E" Ribbon with two Wreathed Battle E devices Navy Expeditionary Medal
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Korea Defense Service Medal Humanitarian Service Medal
Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with six service stars Naval Reserve Sea Service Ribbon Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon with two service stars
Navy Accession Training Service Ribbon Order of National Security Merit, Cheonsu Medal (Korea) Navy Expert Pistol Shot Ribbon
Command at Sea insignia
Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge

In 2015, Byrne was selected as a co-recipient of the Distinguished American Award by the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame. [10]

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Military offices
Preceded by
Robert E. Clark II
Commandant of Midshipmen of the United States Naval Academy
2013–2015
Succeeded by
Stephen E. Liszewski
Preceded by
Lisa Franchetti
Commander of United States Naval Forces Korea
2015–2016
Succeeded by
Charles Cooper II
Preceded by
Ross A. Myers
Commander of Carrier Strike Group 15
2017–2019
Succeeded by
David Welch
Preceded by
Glen D. VanHerck
Vice Director of the Joint Staff
2019–2021
Succeeded by
George M. Wikoff
Director of the Joint Staff
Acting

2020
Succeeded by
Andrew P. Poppas
Preceded by
James S. Bynum
Director of Warfare Integration of the United States Navy
2020-2021
Incumbent