Darryl A. Williams

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Darryl A. Williams
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Alexandria, Virginia,U.S.
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service1983–present
RankArmy-USA-OF-08.svg Lieutenant General
Commands heldSuperintendent of the United States Military Academy
AwardsArmy Distinguished Service Medal (2)
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit (4)

Darryl A. Williams (born circa 1961) is a United States Army lieutenant general who currently serves as the 60th Superintendent of the United States Military Academy.

He previously served as the Commander, Allied Land Command, from 24 June 2016 to 29 June 2018.

Early life[edit]

Williams grew up in Fairfax County, Virginia and graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1979.[1]

Military career[edit]

Williams graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1983 and was commissioned a second lieutenant of Field Artillery.[2]

In 2016, General Williams was tapped by President Barack Obama to manage the United States’ response to the West African Ebola virus epidemic.[3]

On 24 June 2016, Williams assumed command of Allied Land Command in a ceremony in Turkey.[4]

As the Superintendent of the United States Military Academy, he was affectionately called "Supedaddy" by members of the U.S. Corps of Cadets.


  1. ^ Creed, Phil (15 July 2018). "Mount Vernon alum takes over as new superintendent of West Point". Covering The Corridor. Alexandria, VA.
  2. ^ "LTG Darryl A. Williams | Association of the United States Army". ausa.org. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Darryl A. Williams: The Man Who Will Lead the War on Ebola". nbcnews.com. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Allied Land Command - Lieutenant General Williams Takes Lead of Allied Land Command". lc.nato.int. Retrieved 29 June 2018.