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William F. Stagall, Jr. (USN, Ret.)

CAPT William F. Steagall, Jr. (USN, Ret.) has spent 30 years in the US Navy. After commissioning from NROTC at UCLA, he was assigned to his first post as a Communications Officer aboard the USS Albert Davide (DE-1050, later FF-1050) in San Diego for the Third Fleet to counter Soviet submarine patrols. He has served on the following ships during active and reserve duty: USS De Haven (DD-727) , USS Alamo (LSD-33), USS Arnold J Isbell (DD-869), USS Higbee (DD-806), USS Horne (DLG-30, later known as CG-30), USS Albert David (DE-1050 / FF-1050) (Battle E), USS Mobile (LKA-115), USS Lang (FF-1060) (Battle “E” (2nd)), USS Duncan (FFG-10) (Battle “E” (3rd, 4th, 5th)), and the USS John A Moore (FFG-19) (Battle “E” 6th)). Steagall received the Navy Commendation Medal, Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.


After leaving active duty, he remained in the Naval Reserves and joined IBM where he remained 32 years. He then became an IT cyber security consultant in Washington DC, where he consulted with the Pentagon, US Department of Labor, NOAA, US Department of Energy, US Department of Commerce, US Secret Service, and TSA before retiring.


An active volunteer, he has served as a past chapter president of the AUSN, past commander of the Naval Order of the United States, board member for the British Officers Club of Washington DC, ground crew for Honor Flight, volunteer for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, volunteer clinic staff at Remote Area Medical, volunteer staff for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, past-Scout and Cubmaster for Boy Scouts of America, among others.


Steagall earned his B.A. in economics at the University of Los Angeles (UCA) and postgraduate studies in business, computing, and finance at Southern Illinois University. He also completed surface warfare officer training from the U.S. Navy War College.  

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