Taylor Williams: Military history of missing girl's mother, Brianna Williams

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — According to newly released documents from the Navy Office of Information, Brianna Shontae Williams, 27, enlisted in the Navy on Nov. 20, 2012. She is the mother of missing 5-year-old Taylor Williams.


Williams began her military career as a Recruit Training Command student in Great Lakes, Illinois. On March 9, 2013, she was reassigned to Pensacola, where she became an Information Warfare Training Center student.

In December 2013, she was reassigned to the Naval Air Station in Pensacola. Approximately two years later, in March 2015, Williams was reassigned to the Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123 in Norfolk, Virginia.

Williams was assigned April 12, 2018, to the Tactical Operations Center in Jacksonville. Here, she was most recently promoted April 16 to an information systems technician 1st Class E-6. Williams was not scheduled to deploy, according to the Navy.

During her time in the Navy, Williams received the following awards and decorations:

  • Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist
  • Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist
  • Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal
  • Navy "E" Ribbon
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Sea Service Deployment Ribbon

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