Chief Warrant Officer Five William C. Mullins
began his military career as an enlisted soldier in 1955 and rose to the rank of Sergeant
First Class (P) before being commissioned a warrant officer in 1969.
He served his first tour as a Chief Warrant Officer One (CW1) in
Vietnam with an Air Defense Artillery Battery, then with the 14th Armored Cavalry Regiment
in Europe, where his unit won best supply operation in V Corps for two years. As a CW2,
Chief Mullins oversaw logistical support for 25,000 Vietnam refugees while supporting
20,000 Reserve Component personnel for annual training.
During his first decade as a warrant officer, Chief Mullins saved
millions of supply dollars and became recognized as one of the foremost logistics warrant
officers in the Army. Later as Team Chief for the Department of the Army Warrant Officer
Recruiting Team, CW4 Mullins led a successful campaign to fill the critical shortage of
technical warrant officers that had plagued the Army for years. As a Senior Warrant
Officer, Mr. Mullins directed the much-acclaimed Total Warrant Officer Study; helped
integrate officer and warrant officer programs for all schools associated with logistics;
and performed many military occupational specialties studies, improving coding and
classification and much more. In recognition of his accomplishments, Chief Mullins was
recalled to active duty after his 30-year retirement.