COL Kevin J. Williams
Kevin James Williams is a Colonel of Infantry and a native of Carmel, California. In 1997 he graduated with a BA in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. COL Williams' other degrees include a MA in Policy Management from Georgetown University and a MS in National Security Strategy from the National War College.
As a junior officer, COL Williams served in multiple company/battalion level positions in 5-87 IN, Fort Kobbe, Panama and 2-5 CAV, 1 BCT, 1st CAV DIV. COL Williams then served as a Rifle Company Commander and RSTA Troop Commander in 1 BCT, 101st ABN DIV (AASLT). As a field grade officer, COL Williams was assigned to the Joint and Army Staff (J3, OCPA and OCLL), then as a Battalion XO/S3 and Brigade S3 in 2 BCT, 101st ABN DIV (AASLT). Most recently, COL Williams served as the Aide-De-Camp to the Secretary of the Army, Battalion Commander for 2-27 IN, 3 BCT, 25th IN DIV and the Senior Advisor to the Chief of General Staff, Afghanistan.
COL Williams has deployed in support of OPERATION DESERT SPRING, IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM, FREEDOM'S SENTINEL and regional initiatives in USPACOM and USSOUTHCOM.
COL Williams' major awards and decorations include: the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (3rd Award), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (5th Award), the Presidential Unit Citation, the Valorous Unit Award (2nd Award) and the President of Afghanistan's Ghazi Mir Bacha Khan Medal. He has earned the Combat Infantryman's Badge, Expert Infantryman's Badge, Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, Army Staff Badge, Army Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Pathfinder Badge, and the Ranger Tab. In 2011, COL Williams was named a distinguished member of the 502nd Infantry Regiment.