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Leidos, a science and technology leader, has announced the appointment of retired Army general Darrell K. Williams as Vice President, Defense Group Logistics. Williams was featured in USBE magazine’s top Blacks in the military list for more than three years.

In his new role, Williams will support the planning, oversight, and execution of logistics activities, and drive innovation in corporate-wide logistics.

The Leidos Defense Group includes systems, solutions, and services covering air, land, sea, space, and cyberspace for customers worldwide. Williams most recently served as director of the Defense Logistics Agency, providing strategic leadership for the defense department’s combat support agency for logistics. he oversaw an international network of 25 distribution centers, as well as the department’s process for reverse logistics. He also led a global, expeditionary workforce of over 25,000 military personnel and civilians.

“Darrell brings a deep understanding of our customers’ ‘can’t fail’ missions and an unwavering commitment to their success,” said Gerry Fasano, Leidos Defense Group president. “Through his experience directing supply chains for the U.S. military, as well as federal, state, local and international partners, and overseeing the National Defense Stockpile, Darrell has demonstrated strong leadership, supporting optimization and change management. We are proud to add Darrell to our strong bench of talent providing reliable and innovative support for our customers.”

Leidos’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers.

A distinguished military graduate of the Hampton Institute’s Reserve Officer Training Corps program, Williams was commissioned into the Army Quartermaster Corps in 1983. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the Hampton Institute and master’s degrees in military arts and sciences, national security and strategic studies, and business management (logistics). He is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College, the School of Advanced Military Studies and a distinguished graduate of the National War College.

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