Master Chief Melvin G. Williams, Sr. USN (Ret.) after graduating from High School in 1951, he enlisted in the US Navy during the Korean War period and went on to serve 27 years, retiring as a Master Chief in 1978. Williams was assigned as a Navy Steward and served his first 14 of 17 years in the US Navy on sea duty on ships. Raised in St. Louis, Missouri, he lives in Temple Hills, MD.