Officer Instructor


Lieutenant William Piper is a native of Strongsville, Ohio and a 2013 graduate of Baldwin-Wallace University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International studies and History. LT Piper received his commission at Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island, graduating with class 13-16 in 2016.

Following his commissioning LT Piper reported to USS MICHAEL MURPHY (DDG-112)  Pearl Harbor, HI, where he served as Electrical Officer, Main Propulsion Officer, and Land Attack Warfare Officer from 2016-2018. During his time aboard, MICHAEL MURPHY deployed two times to the SEVENTH Fleet area of responsibility. LT Piper completed his second division officer tour aboard USS MICHAEL MURPHY (DDG-112) as the Damage Control Assistant from 2018-2021 where he completed a deployment to the SEVENTH Fleet area of responsibility as well as a deployment to the FOURTH Fleet area of responsibility.

William currently serves as an Officer Instructor with the NROTC unit at the University of California Los Angeles.  His military decorations include a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (gold star in lieu of second award) and various unit level awards.

He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Laura and daughter Nina.