William Murphy
Commander District 1 - Army

Bill Murphy, Retired CPA
Bill grew up in Janesville WI and graduated from Janesville High School June 1967. Joined the US Army in November 1967 entering Basic Training at Fort Campbell Kentucky. Attended The United States Army Aviation School at Fort Rucker Alabama for 11 weeks training for aircraft maintenance.

Arrived in Vietnam in June 1968 assigned to the 45th Air Ambulance DUSTOFF as a Crew Chief, earned the rank of SP5 during tour.

Left Vietnam in June 1969 and was assigned to Field Maintenance Unit at Hunter Army Airfield Savannah Georgia until being discharged in August 1970.

Awards – Purple Heart, Air Medal with numeral 12, Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation with 2 oak leaf clusters, Vietnam Service Medal with 4 service stars, Army Aviation Badge. 

Enrolled at UW–Whitewater August 1970, graduated December 1973 with a Bachelor Degree majoring in Accounting. Spent 41 years as a Certified Public Accountant retiring May 31, 2015 from Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

50 Year VFW Member
Gold Legacy Life Member
Assistant Chief of Staff Department 2015-2016

Department Finance Committee Member 2015 - Present
1621 Post Commander 1/1/2017-6/30/2018

District 1 Commander 2019-2021

Past President Janesville Noon Lions – 44 Year Member
Past President Janesville Country Club – 7 Year Board and 34 Year Member
Past Treasurer and 8 Year Board Member Forward Janesville

Past Board Member Junior Achievement Rock County – 6 Years
Past Treasurer and 12 Year Board Member Ag Business Council of Rock County

Current Board Member Janesville Education Foundation – 11 Years
Current Treasurer and 5 Year Board Member Salvation Army of Rock County

Recently elected to the Rock County Ag Business Hall of Fame

Married to Madge, 2 children Ryan, wife Cristina and Andrew, wife Liz and 4 grandchildren Benzie, London, Macy, and Gavin.