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Executive Officer
Naval Communications Security Material System (NCMS)
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Lt. Cmdr. William “Billy” Tubbs

Executive Officer, Naval Communications Security Material System (NCMS)

21 October 2021
Lt. Cmdr. William “Billy” Tubbs, Executive Officer,
Naval Communications Security Material System (NCMS)
Lt. Cmdr. William “Billy” Tubbs, Executive Officer, Naval Communications Security Material System (NCMS)
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VIRIN: 211020-N-N0798-1001
Lt. Cmdr. Tubbs attended RTC Great Lakes August 1996 and, after completing the Submarine Auxiliaryman training pipeline, was assigned to USS Tucson (SSN 770) in Auxiliary Division.  After re-enlisting, he transferred to NRD Buffalo / NRS Middletown, N.Y. as an Enlisted Recruiter where he achieved his highest enlisted rank, MM1. 
 
He was selected for STA21 in 2005 and commissioned as an ensign in the Surface Warfare Community January 2008. Ens. Tubbs was assigned to USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) as the Communications Officer and EKMS Manager until 2010 when he transferred to USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) as 3rd Division Division Officer and SAR Officer.  In 2011, he was selected to lateral transfer to Meteorology and Oceanography (METOC) community. Lt. Tubbs’ initial METOC tour was with Fleet Weather Center, Norfolk, Va. where he ran the watchfloor as Command Duty Officer and managed aviation support as Aviation Operations Officer. In 2013, he was assigned to Fleet Survey Team as Operations Officer and a Hydrographer-in-Charge for multiple hydrographic surveys.
 
February 2019 Lt. Cmdr. Tubbs was assigned to Carrier Strike Group ELEVEN as Flag METOC, Schedules Officer, and Force Navigator, completing a C5F, C6F, and C7F deployment with NIMSG. Lt. Cmdr. Tubbs is currently assigned as Executive Officer of NCMS on JB Andrews.
 
Lt. Cmdr. Tubbs earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Marine Environmental Science from SUNY Maritime College in 2008, Masters of Science Degree in Hydrography from University of Southern Mississippi 2014, and Masters of Science Degree in Meteorology and Oceanography from Naval Postgraduate School in 2018.  He has various personal and unit awards.
 
 

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