Thirty-five years after he graduated from the United States Military Academy, Lieutenant Gen. Darryl A. Williams (seen in this archive photo taken before his promotion to three-star general) returns to West Point as the 60th Superintendent.

Williams will be installed Monday July 2nd, the Academy announced Friday in a news release.

The first black superintendent in West Point’s 216 -year history, Williams graduated from the U. S. Military Academy in 1983.

The Academy was founded in 1802 as America’s first college of engineering and continues as the premier leader-development institution, consistently ranked among top colleges in the country.

Its mission is to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of ‘Duty, Honor, Country’ and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the U. S. Army.

Williams has served as the deputy chief of Staff G3/5/7 of United States Army in Europe, the deputy commanding general for support for the 2nd Infantry Division, Republic of Korea;, and commanding general for the United States Army Warrior Transition Command and assistant surgeon general for Warrior Care and Transition.

The general most recently served as commander, Allied Land Command, North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

His awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, the Parachutist Badge, Presidential Service Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.

Williams holds masters’ degrees in Leadership Development, Military Art and Science, and National Security and Strategic Studies.

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