William R. “Randy” Everett
Colonel William “Randy” Everett was commissioned as an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class #2-78, 25 September 1978. His first duty assignment was as Detachment Executive Officer, Company C, 1st Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, Gunpowder, Maryland.
His subsequent duty assignments include: Detachment Commander, Company C, 1st Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, Gunpowder, Maryland; Adjutant, 2nd Battalion, 175th Infantry, Dundalk, Maryland; Executive Officer, 2nd Battalion, 175th Infantry, Dundalk, Maryland; Operations Officer, 70th Regiment (Leader), Reisterstown, Maryland; Commander, 2nd Battalion, 70th Regiment, Reisterstown, Maryland; Operation Officer, Military Support to Civil Authority, Reisterstown, Maryland; Commander, 2nd Battalion, 115th Infantry, Chestertown, Maryland; Bilateral Affairs Officer, United States Embassy, Sarajevo, Bosnia; Active Guard and Reserve Manager, Headquarters State Area Command, Baltimore, Maryland; Executive Officer, 58th Troop Command, Reisterstown, Maryland; Maneuver Officer, BTT-4300 Iraqi Assistance Group, Al Kut, Iraq; Director—International Affairs, J-5 National Guard Bureau, Washington, D.C.
Colonel Everett is a graduate of Airborne School, U.S. Army Field Medical Course, Special Forces Officer Course, Infantry Mortar Platoon Leaders Course, Dept of Defense Driver’s License Exam Course, Infantry Officer’s Basic Course, Instructor’s Training Course, Battalion Training Management Course, Jumpmaster Course, Northern Warfare School, Light Leader’s Course, Equal Employment Opportunity Course, Supervisor Course, Administrative Officer’s Course, Infantry Officer’s Advanced Course, Command and General Staff College, Battle Focus Instructor’s Training Course, Small Group Leader’s Course, Battalion Commander’s Course, Leader Development Seminar for Bosnia-Herzegovina and the International Programs Security Requirements Course.
His military awards include the Special Forces Tab, Master Parachute Badge, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal (2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal (with star), Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Hourglass and M devices), Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon, Maryland Distinguished Service Cross (2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Maryland Meritorious Service Medal (2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Maryland Service Medal (with Botany), Maryland Commendation Medal, Maryland State Active Duty Medal, Maryland Recruiting Medal, Virginia Commendation Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Ukrainian Badge of Honor, Polish Service Ribbon and the Military Order of Saint Maurice.
Following retirement, Colonel Everett was employed by the Department of Defense as an International Armaments Coordinating Staff Officer at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. He was also an Affiliate Instructor at Loyola University, Maryland, at the Sellinger School of Business.