Capt. William L. Angermann, a native of New Hope, Pennsylvania, attended Kent State University as an Aerospace Technology major. He was selected for the NAVCAD program and subsequently enrolled in AOCS in June of 1990. Angermann received his Wings of Gold and his commission from VT-4 in Pensacola, Florida.
Following training in the Fleet Replacement Squadron, Angermann reported to the “Fightin’ Bitin’ Steeljaws” of VAW-122 in September 1993. While a member of the Steeljaws, he deployed in support of Special Operations to Guantanamo Bay, Panama, and Curacao. VAW-122 was decommissioned two and a half years after his arrival and Angermann was detailed to a second sea tour with VAW-126 aboard aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71).
In June of 1997, he accepted orders to the “Attack Frogs” of Training Squadron (VT) 19 to fly the T-2 Buckeye. During his tenure with the Attack Frogs, Angermann was the phase head landing signals officer, assistant standardization officer, and assistant operations officer.
In September of 2000, he transferred from active duty and was selected as a Training Wing (CTW) 1 reserve flight instructor. After spending a year as a pilot with United Airlines, and following the attacks on 9/11, Angermann accepted a mobilization to 2 years of active duty flying with the “Tigers” of VT-9. He became the T-45 operations officer for the squadron during the transition from the T-2C to T-45C.
Angermann was selected to be VT-7 Squadron Augmentation Unit (SAU) squadron commanding officer and assumed command in October 2008. Following this tour, Angermann was selected to be the Reserve Component commander for CTW 1.
He assumed command of Commander 3rd Fleet Maritime Air Operations Det. Fort Worth in November 2012. During his tenure he participated in Talisman Saber 13, Ulechi Freedom Guardian 13, JTFEX 14-3 and RIMPAC 14 earning qualifications in FIRES, NALE and Combat Plans and went on to command Carrier Strike Group 4, AIR C2 in November of 2014. His command was charged with the training and certification of five carrier strike groups and three amphibious ready groups in the execution of joint air operations.
His most recent tour was executing the duties of Reserve chief staff officer, U.S. Fleet Forces Command.
Angermann has accumulated 6,000 hours in military aircraft and has flown over 3,000 student sorties as an instructor pilot.