Captain Willie L. Metts was selected for Information Warfare (IW) Flag (Rear Admiral) by the FY11 Flag Selection Board. Captain Metts is currently serving as division director, information warfare senior detailer/placement officer, PERS 47, Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tennessee.
Congratulations Shipmate !!
Captain Willie L. Metts of the United States Navy has also just been named the 2010 Distinguished Black Engineer of the Year and received recognition at the 13th Annual National Society of Black Engineers Golden Torch Awards ceremony on Saturday, April 3, 2010 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Captain Metts, who serves as division director, Information Operations and Intelligence Assignments (PERS-47), Navy Personnel Command, is one of only 1,070 Information Warfare officers in the Navy and is the highest-ranking African American in that specialty.
Savannah State University (NROTC) 1985 (historically black college or university (HBCU))
USS Thomas C. Hart (FF-1092) (CICO/EWO)
USS Thomas S. Gates (CG 51), Desert Storm
Naval Postgraduate School, (Thesis not available)
Naval Security Group Potomac,
Carrier Strike Group 2,
United States Pacific Command
NIOC Hawaii (CO) and
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PLEASED TO ADD that RADM Arthur J. Johnson (USNA 1979), Commander, Naval Safety Center, was the guest speaker. Admiral Johnson and I were cadet officers in the same AFJROTC unit (GR-71) in Wiesbaden Germany at General H. H. Arnold High School and wrestled for the Warriors all over Europe. Looking for him to pick up his 3rd star soon !!