MAJ DENNIS F. WILLIAMS

Major Dennis F. Williams is the interim Deputy Garrison Manager of the Darby Military Community. MAJ Williams grew up in Cairo, Georgia. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves on 17 December 1993 as a generator and small wheeled mechanic. In May 2000, he graduated from Albany State University in Albany, Georgia as a Distinguished Military Graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Allied Health Care Administration. He was commissioned as a Regular Army Second Lieutenant, Quartermaster Corps.

After successful completion of the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, MAJ Williams' first assignment was as a Platoon Leader in the 215th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Calvary Division, Fort Hood, Texas. In 2001 he deployed to the desert of Kuwait to serve as the Support Platoon Leader Forward of Alpha Company, 215th Forward Support Battalion in support of Operation Intrinsic Action. Upon his return he was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the Division Support Command, 1st Calvary Division, Material Management Center, Material Readiness Office, Fort Hood, Texas to serve as the Combat Platform Fleet Manager for 1st and 2nd Brigade Combat Teams. He deployed to Iraq in 2004 to serve as the Officer In Charge of the 1st Calvary Division, Division Distribution Center in support of Phases II and III of the Iraq Campaign (January 2004 -January 2005). Upon his return he attended the Logistics Captains Career Course at Fort Lee, Virginia (February-June 2005).

Upon graduating from the Logistics Captains Career Course, MAJ Williams returned to the 1st Calvary Division, Fort Hood, Texas and was assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 15th Brigade Support Battalion to serve as the Battalion S3 Operations Officer in Charge in support of relief efforts during Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana (July 2005-November 2005).

He commanded Foxtrot Forward Support Company 1-8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team (November 2005-January 2008) and deployed with the 1-8th Cavalry Regiment to Iraq for 15 months during his command (October 2006-January 2008) in support of Phases IV and V of the Iraq Campaign. Upon completion of command, he served as the Aide-de-Camp for the Commanding General of the First Army Division West, Fort Carson, Colorado (February 2008- February 2009). After becoming promotable to the rank of Major, he served as the Deputy G4 for the First Army Division West (March-July 2009). He was selected and completed the resident Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, while concurrently completing his Master of Arts Degree in Human Resources from Webster's University (August 2009-July 2010).

Upon graduation from the resident Command and General Staff College, MAJ Williams was assigned to 13th Combat Service Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Fort Benning, Georgia to serve as the Battalion Executive Officer, deploying to Iraq (July 2010-June 2011) as the Battalion Executive Officer in support of Phases VI and VII of the Iraq Campaign. After nine months of combat and drawdown operations in Baghdad and redeployment, MAJ Williams was reassigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division to serve as Brigade S4 Officer In Charge (June 2011-May 2012).

MAJ Williams was selected to serve in the 203rd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Georgia as the 3rd Armor Brigade Combat Team Support Operations Officer (March 2012-March 2013). After a year of preparation and training, he deployed with the 3rd Armor Brigade Combat Team to the desert of Kuwait as the Brigade Support Operations Officer (June 2012-March 2013). MAJ Williams returned to Fort Benning, Georgia and was reassigned to United States Army Garrison, Vicenza, Italy, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS), as the Garrison Plans Officer.

MAJ Williams' awards and decorations include three Bronze Stars, three Defense Meritorious Service Medals, one Army Commendation Medal, three Army Achievement Medals, one Meritorious Unit Citation, two National Defense Service Medals, six Iraq Campaign Medal Campaign Stars, one Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, one Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, one Army Service Ribbon, and three Over Seas Service Ribbons.

MAJ Williams is a graduate of the Quartermaster Officer Basic, Combined Logistics Captains Career Courses, Resident Command and General Staff Officer's Course, Support Operations Course, Antiterrorism Officer Course, and Emergency Management Course.

MAJ Williams is married and has two daughters.