Bill is a Charter Member of the National Association of Naval Photography and serves as the 2nd Vice President as well as a member of the NANP Executive Board. Bill has been actively involved with the NANP since 1984. Bill enlisted in the Navy in late 1961 with his first duty station being NAS Quonset Point where he trained as an ABH as a firefighter for the NAS Crash Crew. From there it was to the USS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (CVA-42) where he changed his rate to PH and went to work in the ships Photo Lab. Throughout the course of his career Bill trained at NATTU Pensacola, completing PH “A”, “B” and “C” (MOPIC) schools. Other duty stations as a Naval Photographer included HU-2/HC-2 at NAS Lakehurst, NAS Sanford to RVAH-3, RVAH-11 (USS FORRESTAL (CVA-59), USS KITTY HAWK (CVA-63)), CRAW-1, FAPL Sanford, FAPL Albany, Special Projects at NADC Warminster and finally retiring from the USS AMERICA (CVA-66). Bill, his wife Sharon, a retired NCCS and their son Nick reside in Titusville, Florida.
Vice President- Bill Solt