A Navy Board of 3 officers hearing an appeal for discharging a Navy officer for failure to obey a direct order related to receiving a COVID-19 vaccination voted 3-0 to retain the officer in the service, finding his refusal did not warrant misconduct by an officer.

LT William Moseley enlisted in the Navy in 2000, reaching the rank of Gunners Mate Chief Petty Officer before earning a commission in 2014 as a Surface Ordnance LDO/616. His enlisted assignments include Naval Security Forces Bahrain and Guam, SEAL Team Seven, Naval
Coastal Riverine Group One and SEAL Team ONE.

His deployment include Habbaniyah, Iraq in 2005, Al Asad, Iraq in 2007, Basilan, Philippines 2011,
Zamboanga, the Philippines in 2013, Jordan/UAE in 2014, and Gulf of Aden/Red Sea in 2017.

As a Limited duty Officer, LT Moseley was a weapons specialist aboard ship and shore stations as a Systems Test Officer. The STO is responsible for combat systems maintenance efforts, and evaluation of material, and operational readiness.  They are also charged with maintaining the efficiency of the ships’ Electronic Readiness Team.