Navy SEAL Museum Ft. Pierce

Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 27, 2024
Please join the Navy SEAL Museum on Monday, May 27 at 9:00 AM at our annual Memorial Day Ceremony to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Free of charge and open to the public, the Memorial Day Ceremony takes place outdoors at the Museum’s Memorial Wall.

Please check back for our upcoming schedule for Memorial Day 2024.

Captain (SEAL) Bill Wilson, USN (Ret.)

2024 Keynote Speaker

Captain (SEAL) Bill Wilson, USN (Ret.)

Bill spent 28 years in the US Navy as a SEAL Officer. Commissioned as an Ensign in 1986, he graduated from BUD/S (Class 141) in 1987 and reported to SEAL Team Three.

He served in Platoon Commander Tours at ST-3 and ST-1 and then as an Instructor at the Schoolhouse in Coronado (Naval Special Warfare Center) He led Land Warfare and Demolitions training for two years. In 1994 Bill reported to Naval Special Warfare Development Group and graduated from Green Team selection course.

Bill spent four years at NSWG in Red Team, as an element leader and as a Team Leader. He led an interagency team in Eastern Europe that captured the first Person Indicted for War Crimes (PFWC). Many of the relationships developed in this tour were to be important after 9-11.

Follow on tours included Executive Officer at Unit One in Guam and then as Operations and Plans Officer at Joint Special Operations Command. At JSOC he was part of the planning team that led the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan.

In 2002 he reported to SEAL Team ONE as Commanding Officer, and he led the Team’s deployment to Iraq in 2004 witnessed ST-1 and ST-2 serving together in combat for the first time since Vietnam. Additional elements attached to NSWTG-AP Included MARCOC Detachment One and a Squadron from the Polish GROM Special Operations Unit.

Follow on tour as the NSW Officer Assignments and Placement Officer at the Navy’s Bureau of Personnel.

Graduated from the US Army War College in 2008 and reported back to JSOC for two more years as an Operations Officer.

In 2010 he reported to the Naval Special Warfare Center as Commanding Officer and was extended an additional year in command. In 2013 he was assigned to Special Operations Command Africa as the Commander of a Joint and Allied Team leading special operations in Libya.

Bill retired in 2014 and entered the software business in San Francisco. In 2016 he co-founded Alchemy, a software services company based in Reno NV.

Bill serves on the Navy SEAL Museum San Diego Board of Directors.

Last Year’s Ceremony

Memorial Day Ceremony, 2023
Many thanks to all who supported our Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 29. We are deeply grateful to our volunteers who make this ceremony possible. Special thanks to Master Chief (SEAL) Dave Cooper, USN (Ret.) who served as our keynote speaker. You can watch the ceremony in its entirety here.