Rear Adm. William E. Chase III is a native of Washington, Missouri. He is a 1990 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, where he received a Bachelor of Science with honors in English. He holds a Master of Science from Carnegie Mellon University in Information Technology and a Chief Information Officer certificate.
Chase's sea tours include Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL 45), where he deployed twice to the Arabian Gulf aboard USS Ingraham (FFG 61), and HSL 49, where he served as maintenance officer and deployed as officer in charge of the HSL Detachment aboard USS Shiloh (CG 67) during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
Ashore, Chase served as operations officer for Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing Pacific; deputy assistant chief of staff for Requirements, Innovation and Experimentation at Third Fleet; deputy director, Command Control, Communications and Cyber at U.S. Pacific Command; Chief of Staff Naval Information Forces; deputy director, Joint Staff (J6); director, Protecting Critical Technologies Task Force; and deputy principal Cyber Advisor to the Secretary of Defense.
His command tours include Task Force 1010, Naval Network Warfare Command, and Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Guam. He also served as information warfare commander, Carrier Strike Group 3 with John C. Stennis Strike Group.
Chase is currently serving as deputy commander of the Joint Force Headquarters, Department of Defense Information Network (DODIN). In this role, he leads command and control of DODIN Operations and Defensive Cyberspace Operations Internal Defense Measures, synchronizing DODIN defense and synthesizing global intelligence sharing in order to deter adversary attacks, and enable power projection, freedom of action, and mission assurance across all warfighting domains.
Chase was designated a Naval Aviator in 1993 and an Information Professional in 2005. His decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, and Air Medal.
Last Updated: 13 October 2021