Army Warrant Officer 1 Wavell E. Williams Jr. has graduated from the Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, Ala.
The course is designed to certify warrant officers as technically and tactically competent to serve as warrant officers in designated career specialties. The officer must successfully complete the course prior to being appointed to the rank of warrant officer one. The primary focus of the school is military occupational specialty specific, augmented with common-core subjects as designated by a Task Site Selection Board and monitored by the Warrant Officer Career Center.
The course also prepares newly appointed officers for their first duty assignments and all subsequent assignments as warrant officers and chief warrant officers in the active Army, National Guard or Reserve.
Williams is an information services technician assigned to the 56th Signal Battalion at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. He has served in the military for 12 years.
He is the son of Andrea and Wavell Williams Sr. of Port Charlotte. His wife, India, is the daughter of Tracy Watson, and James Wright, both of Baltimore, Md.
The warrant officer is a 1999 graduate of Port Charlotte High School.