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Senior Policy Advisor U.S. Navy Reserve

CAPT William McCabe is the Senior Policy Advisor for the US Navy Reserve to the Navy Reserve Forces Policy Board (RFPB), Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C. The Reserve Forces Policy Board Serves as an independent advisor to the Secretary of Defense, providing advice and recommendations to the Secretary on strategies, policies, and practices designed to improve and enhance the capabilities, efficiency and effectiveness of the seven Reserve components.

CAPT William McCabe, a native of Portland, Oregon and graduate of Georgetown University, was commissioned via Officer Candidate School and designated a Naval Aviator in August 1998. Following initial training in the H-46D Sea Knight, he was assigned to the HC-11 Gunbearers for his first sea tour aboard the USS Sacramento (AOE 1) and USS Boxer (LHD 4). Subsequent sea tours as a Full Time Support Officer in the H-60S included assignments with HSC-85 High Rollers, HSC-21 Blackjacks SCORE Detachment, and the 2515th Naval Air Ambulance Detachment. Ashore, Captain McCabe served as a T-34C Flight Instructor with the Doer Birds of VT-2

Staff tours include N1 Deputy Chief of Staff at Chief of Naval Aviation Forces Reserve providing Manpower/Manning and Administrative support to the Echelon III Type Commander, 3 Airwings, 24 Reserve Squadrons and 50 Squadron Augment Units, totaling 8,000 FTS, SELRES, and AD Sailors. Most recently he served as the Deputy Director for Operations in the OPNAV N2N6F3 Integrated Fires Division.

From 2015 to 2017, Captain McCabe served as the Commanding Officer of Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Portland, Oregon.

Captain McCabe has over 3,900 flight hours in rotary and fixed wing aircraft and his personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and various other individual and unit commendations and awards.

(Current as of Sep 2020)

CAPT William j. McCabe