William joined Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) in 1995 as a Navy Contracting Intern under the Outstanding Scholar Program after graduating from Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV. In 2000, William was selected to be the Contracting Officer for NAVSEA’s University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) Contracts Branch, with direct responsibility over the management and administration of the Navy’s UARC contracts valued at the time over $3.8 billion. In 2002, William was selected to become the Contracting Officer for the Undersea Weapons Program Office. There he managed a portfolio of over 30 active major weapon system contracts. In 2004, William was selected to be the Assistant Commander for Contracts/Head of Contracting Activity (HCA) at Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC), Quantico, VA.

In 2009, at age 39, William was selected into the Senior Executive Service (SES) as the Director of the Procurement Oversight and Support within the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security, Headquarters. In July 2010, William was selected to be the Director, Office of Acquisition Management/Head of Contracting Activity (HCA) for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In February 2013, William accepted an assignment in Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO), the largest ICE operational program, as the Assistant Director for Operations Support.

William is a decorated United States Navy veteran (1988-1993), a David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award winner (2008) and the recipient of the Navy/Marine Corps Meritorious Civil Service medal (2009). In August 2016, William retired from the federal government with over 26 years of public service. In 2019, William founded THINK Acquisition – an independent acquisition consulting, training and development firm focused on increasing the individual effectiveness, preparation, and competitiveness of all participants in the federal government leadership, acquisition, and procurement arena.