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Dr. Colin Jay Williams

Defense Logistics Agency Historian




  • PhD in Military History, University of Alabama
  • MA in Military History, University of Alabama
  • BS, United States Military Academy at West Point

Research Areas

  • Contemporary Military Logistics
  • Colonial, Revolutionary, and Early National New York

DLA Publications

  • Effectiveness and Efficiency: DLA’s 60-Year Quest to Perfect Supply Chain Management
  • Annual History, Fiscal Year 2020
  • “Combating the Coronavirus, DLA Efforts to Defeat COVID-19, February 1, 2020 – June 30, 2020”
  • Annual History, Fiscal Year 2019

Non-DLA Publications

  • Contributing author, Modern War in an Ancient Land: The U.S. Army in Operation Enduring Freedom, 2001-2014, U.S. Army Center of Military History, 59-1-1, May 2021
  • “Unity in a Time of War: New York’s First Constitution” New York History vol. 99, no. 1 (Winter 2018): 38-67.
  • “New York’s Committees in the American Revolution,” chapter in Key to the Northern Country: The Hudson River Valley in the American Revolution,” eds. James M. Johnson, Christopher Pryslopski, and Andrew Villani (Albany: SUNY Press, 2013).
  • “Saved by Artillery: How MG Lucas Lost the Initiative at Anzio and the Allied Artillery Regained It,” Field Artillery Journal (July-August 2003).

Prior Experience

  • Retired Army officer
  • Assistant Professor, United States Military Academy
  • Historian, U.S. Army Center of Military History