Darrell K. Williams

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Darrell K. Williams
Lt. Gen. Darrell K. Williams.jpg
Lieutenant General Darrell K. Williams – Director, Defense Logistics Agency
AllegianceUnited States United States of America
Service/branchEmblem of the United States Department of the Army.svg United States Army
Years of service1983 – present
RankUS-O9 insignia.svg Lieutenant General
Commands held1st Theater Sustainment Command, Combined Arms Support Command
Major General Williams bestows a medal

Lieutenant General Darrell K. Williams, USA is a serving general officer in the United States Army who is director of the Defense Logistics Agency.[1] He was previously the Commanding General, Combined Arms Support Command, the Sustainment Center of Excellence (SCoE) as well as the Senior Mission Commander for Fort Lee, Virginia.

Early life[edit]

A native of West Palm Beach, Florida, Williams was commissioned into the Army Quartermaster Corps at Hampton Institute, Hampton, Virginia in 1983. He was a Distinguished Military Graduate and also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He also became a member of Gamma Iota chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

Military education[edit]

His post graduate education includes: Master's degree in Military Arts and Sciences from the School of Advanced Military Studies, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Master's degree in National Security and Strategic Studies (Distinguished Graduate) from the National War College, Fort McNair, Washington D.C.; and master's degree in Business Management (Logistics) from the Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA.

Military career[edit]

Williams has commanded logistics units at the company, battalion, brigade, and enterprise levels and has served in key staff positions at the tactical, operational/joint and strategic levels. His prior assignments include: Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), Redstone Arsenal, Alabama; Commander, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Land and Maritime in Columbus, Ohio; Director of Logistics, Engineering and Security Assistance, J-4, Headquarters, United States Pacific Command (USPACOM), Hawaii; Executive Officer to the Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4 (Army G-4); Brigade Commander, 3d Sustainment Brigade, Fort Stewart, Georgia; and Deputy C-4, Coalition Forces Land Component Command (CFLCC), Camp Arifjan, Kuwait during Operations Enduring (OEF), Iraqi Freedom (OIF).

Williams previously commanded the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) where he was responsible for providing theater sustainment to Army forces and elements of the Joint Force throughout the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) Area of Responsibility, to include Afghanistan and Iraq, under the mission command of U.S. Army Central (USARCENT).

Awards and decorations[edit]

Combat Action Badge.svg  Combat Action Badge
United States Air Force Parachutist Badge.svg  Basic Parachutist Badge
PRigger.gif  Parachute Rigger Badge
Seal of the Defense Logistics Agency.png  Defense Logistics Agency Badge
United States Army Staff Identification Badge.png  Army Staff Identification Badge
1st Sustainment Command CSIB.svg  1st Sustainment Command (Theater) Combat Service Identification Badge
US Army Quartermaster Regimental DUI.gif  Quartermaster Corps Distinctive Unit Insignia
ASU overseas service bar.jpg  5 Overseas Service Bars
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Army Distinguished Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters
Defense Superior Service Medal
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Silver oak leaf cluster
Army Commendation Medal with silver oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Joint Meritorious Unit Award with oak leaf cluster
Superior Unit Award
Bronze star
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star
Bronze star
Kosovo Campaign Medal with service star
Bronze-service-star-3d.pngBronze-service-star-3d.png Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two service stars
Bronze star
Iraq Campaign Medal with service star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korea Defense Service Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Award numeral 7.png Army Overseas Service Ribbon with bronze award numeral 7
NATO Medal for Kosovo


  1. ^ "DLA Leaders". Defense Logistics Agency. Retrieved 2017-06-16.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Army document "MAJOR GENERAL DARRELL K. WILLIAMS".