For service during the Vietnam War, William Irving received also the Navy Distinguished Service Medal (May 5th, 1967).
July 1st, 1936: Lieutenant;
January 1st, 1942: Lieutenant Commander;
September 10th, 1942: Commander;
March 20th, 1945: Captain;
?: Rear Admiral.
?- 1927: U.S. Naval Academy;
1932: Submarine School, New London;
January 1st, 1939 - July 1st, 1939: Radio and Sound Officer Submarine Squadron 6;
APril 2nd, 1940 - April 30th, 1940: Acting Commanding Officer U.S.S. Spearfish (SS-190);
June 30th, 1940 - November 30th, 1940: Commanding Officer S-29 (SS-134);
1941 - 1942: Instructor Submarine School, New London;
August 26th, 1943 - April 18th, 1944: Commanding Officer U.S.S. Nautilus (SS-168);
May 1944 - November 1945: Communications Officer, Staff of Commander, Submarine Force, Pacific Fleet;
1945: Chief Staff Officer, Staff of Commander, Submarine Force, Pacific Fleet;
1945: Commanding Officer Submarine Division ?;
April 2nd, 1946 - November 1st, 1946: Commanding Officer Submarine Squadron 2;
1950: Liaison Officer, Austria;
April 4th, 1951 - 1952: Commanding Officer U.S.S. Adirondack (AGC-15);
March 7th, 1953 - October 2nd, 1954: Commanding Officer U.S.S. Northampton (CLC-1);
November 1957: Deputy Director of Communications, Joint Chiefs of Staff;
1963 - 1965: Commanding Officer, Service Force, Pacific Fleet;
?: Commanding Officer, Military Sea Transportation Service, Pacific Area;
May 30th, 1967: Retirement.
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