Major General Darrell K. Williams, commanding general, U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command/ Sustainment Center of Excellence and Fort Lee, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of Lieutenant General and to serve as Director of the Defense Logistics Agency.
A native of West Palm Beach, Florida, Williams was commissioned into the Army Quartermaster Corps at Hampton Institute (now Hampton University) in 1983.
He was a Distinguished Military Graduate and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He also became a member of Gamma Iota chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.
Williams has commanded logistics units at the company, battalion, brigade, and enterprise levels and has served in key staff positions at the tactical, operational/joint and strategic levels.
His prior assignments include: Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Materiel Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama; Commander, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Land and Maritime in Columbus, Ohio; Director of Logistics, Engineering and Security Assistance, J-4, Headquarters, United States Pacific Command, Hawaii; Executive Officer to the Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4 (Army G-4); Brigade Commander, 3d Sustainment Brigade, Fort Stewart, Georgia; and Deputy C-4, Coalition Forces Land Component Command, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait during Operations Enduring, Iraqi Freedom .
Williams previously commanded the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) where he was responsible for providing theater sustainment to Army forces and elements of the Joint Force throughout the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility, to include Afghanistan and Iraq, under the mission command of U.S. Army Central.
His post graduate education includes: master’s degree in military arts and sciences from the School of Advanced Military Studies; master’s degree in national security and strategic studies (Distinguished Graduate) from the National War College, Fort McNair, Washington D.C.; and master’s degree in business management (logistics) from the Pennsylvania State University.
In this archive photograph taken at the U.S. Army Materiel Command, Gen. Dennis L. Via, who retired as Army Materiel Command commanding general, hosted an award ceremony in honor of Maj. Gen. Darrell K. Williams, then deputy chief of staff. Williams served as the deputy chief of staff of AMC for approximately 16 months.