Dee Ann McWilliams

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Dee Ann McWilliams, is a retired United States Army Major General. McWilliams is currently president of the Women In Service for American Memorial Foundation.[1] In over 29 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,[2] 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Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Veterans Affairs.[3] This nomination was later withdrawn at her request.[4]

Background and achievements[edit]

General McWilliams holds degrees from Lon Morris College, Texas Womans University, the National War College, and Stephen F. Austin University[5] where she was named a distinguished alumnus in 1998.

In 2007, MG McWilliams joined the board of directors for the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation, assuming the position of Vice Chair in 2014. She formerly served as President of the Army Women's Foundation, a Director on the Army Historical Foundation Board, and on the Lon Morris College Board of Trustees. She was the 2013 recipient of the American Veterans Center Lillian K. Keil Award for outstanding contribution to women’s service in the United States military and was named a Trailblazer by Women Veterans Interactive.


  1. ^ "US Army Women's Foundation". Retrieved 2011-12-21. 
  2. ^ "Real Americans Join Mrs. Bush to Watch Speech". Retrieved 2011-12-21. 
  3. ^ "President Bush Announced His Intention to Nominate". Retrieved 2011-12-21. 
  4. ^ "Congressional Record - 108th Congress (2003-2004) - THOMAS (Library of Congress)". Retrieved 2011-12-21. 
  5. ^ "Award Recipients - Stephen F. Austin State University Alumni Association". Retrieved 2011-12-21. 

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