Having dedicated his life to serving his country, Rear Admiral Rick Williams previously assumed command of Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific in Pearl Harbor Hawaii. In his downtime, Rear Admiral Rick Williams supports the American Red Cross.
While assigned to Coronado CA, he supported the San Diego/Imperial Counties chapter of the American Red Cross serves more than 3.6 million people across 10,000 square miles in the two counties. This nonprofit chapter emerged in 1898 as a result of Spanish-American War efforts. It has grown to become one of the country’s largest chapters.
On October 7, 2016, the San Diego/Imperial Counties chapter honored 11 local heroes and one organization at its 14th annual Real Heroes Breakfast, held aboard the USS Midway Museum. This event recognizes those who represent ideals presented by the Red Cross. They save lives and create safer communities.
Since this event began, the Red Cross has honored more than 100 people. Two people honored include Kathi Anderson, who cofounded an organization that helps survivors of torture and their families heal, and Joshua Cardona, a chief drill instructor at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego who pulled an accident victim from an overturned vehicle.