The JAMES E. WILLIAMS departed Norfolk, Va., on May 23 for an independent deployment. Their failures are ones of leadership. On 2 May 2006, James E. Williams deployed on its maiden deployment as part of the Global War on Terrorism Surface Strike Group (GWOT SSG) 06-2. Daniel D. Sunvold, will be reassigned as the executive officer onboard USS Bainbridge (DDG 96). was underway in the Red Sea. USS James E. Williams was laid down on 15 July 2002 by the Northrop Grumman Ship Systems at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi and launched on 25 June 2003, sponsored by Elaine Weaver Williams, Petty Officer Williams' widow.  She returned to her homeport at Naval Station Norfolk on 19 October 2009. The responsibility of the commanding officer for his or her command is absolute. Chief Petty Officer James E. Williams. In December 2009 CMDR T.J. Linardi took command as Commanding Officer. James E. Williams, along with the amphibious transport dock Trenton and guided-missile cruiser Hue City, joined the Global War on Terrorism Surface Strike Group (GWOT SSG) 06-2 overseas on 18 April. The The guided missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG-95) prior to an underway replenishment with amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD-1), 17 November 2005.
On 2 May 2006, James E. Williams deployed on its maiden deployment as part of the Global War on Terrorism Surface Strike Group (GWOT SSG) 06-2.
The ship was in Norfolk when the relief occurred. Naval Academy, The Catastrophic Fire On Board USS Forrestal, The Sullivan Brothers and the Assignment of Family Members, The African American Experience in the U.S. Navy, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. Navy, Contributions of American Indians to the U.S. Navy, Naval Service of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Personnel, The World Cruise of the Great White Fleet, Navy Underwater Archaeology Return Program, Research Permits for Sunken & Terrestrial Military Craft, Scanning, Copyright & Citation Information, Obtain Duplications of Records and Photos, https://www.public.navy.mil/surflant/ddg95/Pages/Namesake.aspx, http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/3447/williams-james-e.php, United States Navy Fact File: Destroyers—DDG, Laid down: 15 July 2002 at Pascagoula, Mississippi, by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Sponsor: Elaine W. Williams, the widow of the late James E. Williams. Christopher M. Senenko, along with HMS Dauntless (D33), FS Ventose (F733) and RFS Admiral Chabanenko, departed Naval Station Norfolk to participate in the at-sea phase of multinational exercise FRUKUS 2011, off the coast of Virginia.