Dee Ann McWilliams
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Dee Ann McWilliams, is a retired United States Army Major General. McWilliams is the president of the U.S. Army Women's Foundation. In thirty years with the Army, she held a variety of Human Relations positions, commanding four companies, a training battalion, and a personnel brigade. She also taught national strategic studies and leadership, and served as an Equal Opportunity Officer.
As Director of Military Personnel Management for the Department of the Army, General McWilliams developed policy and strategy for staffing, salary compensation, and training for over one million soldiers, to include recruitment of more than one hundred thousand annually. She also served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel and Installation Management in Europe where she provided human resource and quality of life support to soldiers in Germany, Italy, Hungary, Kosovo, Croatia, Bosnia, Greece, and Egypt. In 2003, McWilliams was nominated to become the Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Veterans Affairs. This nomination was later withdrawn.
Background and achievements
General McWilliams holds degrees from Lon Morris College and Stephen F. Austin University where she was named a distinguished alumnus. Additionally, she graduated from Texas Woman’s University and the National War College. She serves on the board of directors for Lon Morris College, the US Army Women’s Foundation, and the Women in Military Service Association/Women’s Memorial at Arlington Cemetery.
Her awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and Army Achievement Medal.
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