Army general officer named new DLA director

By DLA Public Affairs | May 02, 2017

The U.S. Senate confirmed May 1, Army Maj. Gen. Darrell K. Williams for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and his next assignment as Director, Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He will replace Air Force Lt. Gen. Andy Busch, who retires May 4.

Williams serves as the commanding general of U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command/Sustainment Center of Excellence at Fort Lee, Virginia. CASCOM is a subordinate command of the Training and Doctrine Command and is a major training center for the Army’s logisticians.

This is the second time Williams has been assigned to DLA. From September 2010 to July 2012, he served as the commander of DLA Land and Maritime in Columbus, Ohio.

His prior assignments include deputy chief of staff for the U.S. Army Materiel Command at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama; director of logistics for Engineering and Security Assistance, at Headquarters, U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii; executive officer to the Army Deputy Chief of Staff, Washington, D.C.; brigade commander, 3d Sustainment Brigade at Fort Stewart, Georgia; and deputy commander, Coalition Forces Land Component Command at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

A native of West Palm Beach, Florida, Williams was commissioned into the Army Quartermaster Corps in 1983. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Hampton Institute, Hampton, Virginia, where he was a distinguished military graduate of the ROTC program. He earned master’s degrees from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; National Defense University, Washington, D.C.; and Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania.

Williams’ awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and others.

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