MSGT William Lickman

Special Investigations

  • Hometown: Chesaning, Michigan
  • Current Location: Tyndall AFB, Florida
  • Injury or Illness: TBI, PTSD, Anxiety
  • Location Injury Occurred: N/A

A little about Me

Special Agent William Lickman joined the Air Force in 1996, starting out his career as a Security Forces Defender at Hurlburt Field, Florida. He later retrained and now works in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI). On September 11th, 2001, then Senior Airman Lickman was serving in the Pentagon on the morning of the terrorist attack. He single-handedly managed the evacuation of 5,000 personnel and provided security for the Secretary of Defense and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chief’s of Staff. Bill received the Purple Heart for injuries suffered during the attack. In 2007, Bill de-ployed to Iraq as part of an investigative team working alongside EOD, conducting post-blast investi-gations. During that deployment he suffered multiple blast exposures and experienced the death of a friend which later led to a diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Dis-order (PTSD). His first event with AFW2 was the Air Force Trials and he says, “AFW2 has given me the opportunity to forget about the stresses of work for a short period of time and just focus on the joys of athletic competition.”

Awards and Decorations

  • Purple Heart
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Navy Achievement Medal
  • Joint Service Achievement Medal
  • Bronze Star
  • AF Commendation Medal
  • Army Achievement Medal