Maj William K. Boden, United States Marine Corps, is a native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves after high school in August 1980, serving four years as helicopter mechanic and reaching the rank of Corporal. While serving in the Reserves he attended college at the University of Southern Mississippi where he majored in Architectural Engineering Technology.
After graduating college, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in December 1985 and later attended The Basic School and Ground Supply Officer Course. He reported to Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing in January 1987 as the Ground Supply Officer.
In June 1989 1stLt Bolden was assigned to an unaccompanied tour to Okinawa Japan where he assumed the duties of the Regimental Supply Officer and Assistant Logistics Officer for 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division.
In July 1990, 1stLt Bolden was assigned to Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany GA where he served as Supply Analyst for the Marine Corps SASSY PC system, Battalion Logistics Officer, and Officer-in-Charge of a Special Project. He was promoted to the rank of Captain in August 1990.
In June 1993, Captain Bolden reported to II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) at Camp Lejeune, NC where he serviced as the Supply Officer for Headquarters Battalion II MEF, 2nd SRIG, and Headquarters Marine Forces Atlantic.
In June 1996, Captain Bolden was assigned as the Marine Officer Instructor for Florida A&M University NROTC Unit. He was promoted to the rank of Major in September 1996.
In July 1999, Major Bolden returned to Okinawa Japan on an accompanied tour with his family where he was assigned to the Field Supply Maintenance Analysis Office (FSMAO) Westpac as the Assistant Officer-in-Charge. In July 2002, Major Bolden tour on Okinawa was extended to help stabilize the logistical links between the operating force on Okinawa and Headquarters Marine Corps during the Logistic Modernization. While station on Okinawa Major Bolden earned a Master of Business Administration Degree from Touro International University.
In December 2005, Major Bolden retired from the Marine Corps after 25 years of service and assumed the role of Senior Marine Instructor from the Marine Corps Junior Officer Course Program.
Personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal w/2nd gold star, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Cold War Medal, the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, the Over Seas Deployment Ribbon, and the National Defense Medal w/2nd gold star.