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Master Chief Navy Career Counselor William Currie was born in Blytheville, Arkansas and graduated from Osceola High School. He enlisted in the United States Navy in December 2000. Following graduation, he attended hospital corpsman "A" school in Great Lakes, Illinois and was rated a HM-0000. His next assignment was at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina for field medical training school where he earned his 8404 Navy Enlisted Classification.
His first command was 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines where he initially was assigned as a field (Line) corpsman and eventually was moved to weapons company, Surveillance Target Acquisition Platoon. His other assignments included 2nd recon battalion and 1st battalion, 8th Marines where he deployed with 22nd MEU into Kosovo, Africa, and Europe. Additionally, other tours operationally he has served were with NAVCENT Iraq as an individual augmentee, 8th Marine Regiment, and 3rd battalion, 5th Marines where he was deployed to Helmand Province, Sangin, Afghanistan.
Master Chief Currie has served also as in instructor at the basic school, Marine Corps Base Quantico and with Infantry officer course, Marine Corps Quantico. His other shore assignments include Naval Hospital Pensacola, Navy Operational Support Unit Moreno Valley, OSHU Camp Pendleton Detachment Delta where he was the training department head and the officer in charge of 4th tank battalion, 4th Marine division out of 29 Palms, California and Navy Recruiting District San Diego, where he was leading petty officer of NRS Hemet and NRS Riverside.
In August 2015, he reported to Navy Recruiting District Phoenix where he served at NRS Albuquerque as the leading chief petty officer and was immediately transferred to Tucson, Arizona to serve as the division leading chief petty officer.
He reported to Boston, MA and NRD New England in August 2018 where he served as the enlisted assistant chief recruiter and director of personnel operations for Talent Acquisition Onboarding Center Boston.
In April 2021, Master Chief Currie reported to NTAG Pittsburgh to assume the responsibilities as the chief recruiter.
His personal awards include the Joint Meritorious Commendation Award, Navy Commendation Award (4th Award), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Award (5th Award), Combat Action Ribbon, and Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Device (Ground Element). He also has other various campaign medals.
Master Chief Currie is currently attending Grand Canyon University in the Bachelor’s of Science Applied Management Program. He is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy Class 212.