Sherman, William D.

Command Master Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy

Command Master Chief DLA Joint Reserve Force


Command Master Chief Bill Sherman is a native of Toledo, Ohio.  He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in the Delayed Entry Program in November 1991 and went to boot camp at Great Lakes in July 1992.  He attended Hospital Corpsman “A” school in Great Lakes, IL.  His first assignment after “A” school was the National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, MD.  After his tour at NNMC he attended Surgical Technologist “C” School at USHS in Bethesda, MD.  Upon completion of his “C” school he was assigned to 2nd Force Service Support Group, 2nd Medical Battalion Camp Lejeune North Carolina where he participated in Operations Joint Endeavor, Ensured Response and Quick Response.  He completed his last three years of active duty in Camp Lejeune, NC. 

After completing active duty, Master Chief Sherman moved back to Toledo and affiliated with the Navy Reserves.  He was assigned to Weapons Company 1st Battalion 24th Marines 4th Marine Division as the company Leading Petty Officer.  During his tour Master Chief Sherman was deployed to the Horn of Africa in January 2003 for Operation Enduring Freedom.  He was reassigned to Headquarters 1st Battalion 24th Marines as the Battalion Leading Petty Officer for his deployment to Fallujah, Iraq and pinned a Navy Chief in Sep 2007.  Many of Master Chief Sherman’s Sailors went on to receive various combat and personal awards as well as numerous military honors and recognition. 

September 2007, he transferred to Operational Health Support Unit Great Lakes Detachment Uniform as the Senior Enlisted Leader.  He was selected for Hospital Corpsman Senior Chief in April 2010 and was reassigned as the Regional Senior Chief Petty Officer for the state of Ohio.  In 2012 Master Chief Sherman was selected as Operational Health Support Unit’s Command Senior Enlisted Leader and later that year promoted to Master Chief.  He was board selected as Command Master Chief in January 2013 and attended Command Master Chief/ Chief of the Board Course later that year. In 2012 Operational Health Support Unit Great Lakes changed names to Expeditionary Medical Facility Great Lakes ONE and he served as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader / Command Master Chief for Expeditionary Medical Facility Great Lakes ONE from January 2012 until April 2014.

In April of 2014 Master Chief Sherman transferred to Navy Reserve Joint Staff South and served as the Command Master Chief for the Navy Reserve Element and also the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Joint Staff Joint Reserve Unit until April of 2017.  Master Chief Sherman was mobilized from September 2015 to September 2016 to Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center Forward/ Commander Task Group 56.6 where he served as the Command Master Chief for Navy IA’s in Navy Central Command’s area of operation to include Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Pakistan.  On April 1, 2017 Master Chief Sherman transferred to the Defense Logistics Agency and is currently serving as the Command Master Chief for the Joint Reserve Force (J9).

Master Chief Sherman served on the Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command Navy Reserve Policy Board from January 2014 to September 2015 and is a current member of the Secretary of the Navy’s National Navy Reserve Policy Board. 

His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy Commendation Medal and Navy Achievement Medal (four awards).  In 2011 he attended the Senior Enlisted Academy where he was awarded the Peter Tomich Distinguished Leadership Award and in 2015 graduated from the National Defense University’s Senior Enlisted Keystone Course.

In his civilian career, Bill Sherman works for Case Medical, Inc. as the Total Quality Manager. Case Medical Inc. is a distributor for Zimmer Biomet Orthopedics products. In 2008, Master Chief Sherman received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management and in May of 2011 graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Masters of Business Administration.