Arthur E. Williams
Born in Watertown, New York, on March 28, 1938, Arthur E. Williams obtained a commission as an Army engineer officer upon his graduation in 1960 from Saint Lawrence University, where he majored in mathematics. He later obtained a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a master's degree in civil engineering and economic planning from Stanford University.
Williams commanded an armored engineer company in Germany and an engineer construction company in Vietnam. During a second tour in Vietnam, he served as Operations Officer of the 577th Engineer Battalion. He later commanded the 44th Engineer Battalion in Korea and was an assignment officer at the Army Military Personnel Center. Williams headed the Corps' Sacramento District in 1982-85 and then served as Chief of Staff at Corps Headquarters. He subsequently headed the Pacific Ocean Division and then the Lower Mississippi Valley Division. He was also President of the Mississippi River Commission. He returned to Corps Headquarters in July 1991 as Director of Civil Works. President Bush appointed Williams Chief of Engineers in 1992.
After retiring from the Army, he joined Dawson & Associates in Washington, DC as a federal permitting advisor.
- Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf Clusters
- Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster
- Defense Meritorious Service Medal
This article contains public domain text from "Lieutenant General Arthur E. Williams". Portraits and Profiles of Chief Engineers. Archived from the original on June 19, 2005. Retrieved August 15, 2005.
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