Born and raised in Morganfield, KY, Bill Crow graduated in 1980 from the United States Naval Academy earning a Bachelor of Science degree and a commission as Ensign in the United States Navy. He also holds a Master of Science degree from the National Defense University Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
His Navy career included at sea assignments of various division officer billets and Chief Engineer in USS PHARRIS (FF-1094), Assistant Operations Officer of Commander Destroyer Squadron Twenty-Six, an extended department head tour as Chief Engineer in USS BRISCOE (DD-977), Material Officer for Commander Destroyer Squadrons Ten & Two, Executive Officer of USS Peterson (DD-969), Commanding Officer of USS Austin (LPD-4), and Training and Readiness Assistant Chief of Staff for Commander Amphibious Group Two.
Ashore, he served as a steam engineering instructor, Surface Warfare Programs Officer for COMNAVSURFLANT, Chief Staff Officer to the Commandant, Naval District Washington, and Executive Officer of Naval Station Norfolk, the world’s largest naval base. He completed his 30 years of military service as the last Commanding Officer of Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, and was the first Commanding Officer of Joint Expeditionary Base, Little Creek-Fort Story.
After retirement from the Navy in July of 2010, he transitioned into the private business sector as a Senior Naval Consultant for McKean Defense Group. His primary responsibility was to review policies and procedures for the development of recommendations on implementation to improve the Navy’s conventional surface ship maintenance and modernization programs.
He assumed his current duties as President of the Virginia Ship Repair Association on September 18, 2012.
Bill is married to the former Jeanne Boucher of Chesapeake, VA. They reside in the Great Bridge community in Chesapeake, VA and are the proud parents of four children: John, Karen, Sara and Kevin.