I am a Charter Member of the National Association of Naval Photography and serve as the 2nd Vice President as well as a member of the NANP Executive Board. I have been actively involved with the NANP since 1984.  Enlisted in the Navy in late 1961 with my first duty station being NAS Quonset Point where I 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 my rate was changed to PH and went to work in the ships Photo Lab. Throughout the course of my career I 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). My wife Sharon, a retired NCCS and son Nick reside in Titusville, Florida.

Bill Solt

Vice President- Bill Solt