Sector Charleston


Charleston, South Carolina

Reserve Command Senior Chief

Senior Chief Petty Officer William B. Adams


CPO Adams

Senior Chief Petty Officer William B. Adams assumed the duties as the Reserve Command Senior Chief for Sector Charleston on July 1st, 2023, and as the Region 1 Supervisor for Coast Guard Recruiting Command on November 1st. While serving as the voice of the Command and crew respectively, his primary focus will be to better understand the crew, their roles, and what motivates them to support the mission. His areas of responsibility will include Sector Charleston, Station Brunswick Island, Station Georgetown, Station Charleston, Station Tybee, and Marine Safety Unit Savannah, and all Region One recruiting offices.

Senior Chief Adams first enlisted into the Pennsylvania Army National Guard in March of 1994 where he attended basic and advanced individual training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Upon graduation, he reported to his first unit in Lewisburg P.A, the 3rd/103rd Armor division. While in the Army, he deployed in support of operation "Enduring Freedom" in 2002, operation "Iraqi Freedom" in 2005 and was activated to assist during two State of Emergencies in 1996 and then in 2000.

Prior to becoming the Master Training Specialist Coordinator at his current assignment for Special Missions Training Center, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Senior Chief Adams began his Coast Guard career as a Training Chief in the Shoreside Security department for Port Security Unit 307, serving from 2006 to 2012. During this time at 307, he deployed in support of operation "Enduring Freedom" in 2008, operation "Unified Response" in 2010, and operation "New Dawn" in 2011. From there, his next duty assignment was at Coast Guard Reserve Unit Southern Command, where he supported joint exercises “Tradewinds” and “Integrated Advance”.

SCPO Adams is a graduate of the Chief Petty Officer Academy Reserve class XXXLI and hopeful future graduate of the Senior Enlisted Leadership Course 99 in New London, Conn. In addition, he's graduated from the Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME) courses I and II, a certified Master Training Specialist, firearms instructor, and attended Chiefs Call to Initiation in the spring of 2013. He is a certified Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training member and the former Chief of the Mess at Special Missions Training Center.

During his distinguished career, SCPO Adams received the following awards and qualifications: Coast Guard Commendation Medal (two awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal with “O” device (two awards), Navy/Marine corps Achievement Medal (two awards), Army Achievement Medal (two awards) Letter of Commendation (two awards), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, CG Meritorious unit Commendation with “O” device (two awards), CG Meritorious Team Commendation (eight awards), Good Conduct Medals that include Army Reserve and CG Reserve (eight awards), DHS Outstanding Unit award, National Defense Medal (two awards), Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Mobilization (4 awards), Humanitarian Medal, Coast Guard Overseas Service Ribbon, Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Coast Guard Rifle Ribbon (Expert), and Coast Guard Pistol Ribbon (Sharpshooter). SCPO Adams also earned the Port Security Insignia and Boat Forces Operation Insignia and once was titled Trooper of the quarter in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.