William Curry
Key information
Status Alive
Profession Secretary of Defense
Titles Secretary of Defense
Allegiance USA
Relationships Marcus Chaplin - adversary
Behind the scenes
Portrayed by Jay Karnes
Season 1
Episode "Captain"
William Curry is the US Deputy Secretary of Defense. He relieves Captain Marcus Chaplin of his command and twice orders attacks on the USS Colorado.


The USS Colorado an incoming fire order. Captain Marcus Chaplin authenticates the order but is dubious of it's origin; rather than coming from Washington it was sent via Antartica, a route that is only supposed to be used if Washington is compromised. As they prepare to fire, the Executive Officer (Sam Kendal) suggests that they check the situation and they are surprised to find American television broadcasting as normal. Chaplin radios Washington for confirmation of the order.

Curry responds and confirms that Chaplin recognizes his voice from a Carrier Strike Group 2 (CSG2) event they attended together. He then relieves Chaplin of his command before telling Kendal to proceed. Kendal also asks for confirmation and then the USS Illinos fires on the Colorado. The sub is able to dive before impact but still sustains damage and crashes onto the ocean floor.

A story is released stating that the Colorado was attacked by Pakistani forces and the US fires two nuclear missiles on Pakistan. US Bombers target the Colorado when it surfaces by the island of Sainte Maria. Chaplin speaks to Curry again and threatens to fire a nuclear warhead on the US if the bombers do not turn back. The bombers continue beyond the threshold he set and he backs his threat, firing the missile. The bombers turn back but Chaplin refuses to disarm the warhead. The missile detonates 200 miles east of Washington. Chaplin later records a video message declaring the island his territory and threatening to attack anyone who violates a 200 mile perimeter around it.[1]




Behind the scenesEdit

William Curry is a recurring character in the first season. He is played by Jay Karnes and appears throughout the series.


Season One Appearances
"Captain" "Blue on Blue" "Eight Bells" "Voluntold" "Skeleton Crew"
"Another Fine Navy Day" "Nuke It Out" "Big Chicken Dinner" "Cinderella Liberty" "Blue Water"
"Damn the Torpedoes" "The Pointy End of the Spear" "Controlled Flight Into Terrain"