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Major General USMC Reserve Leo V. Williams III
Major General USMC Reserve
Leo V. Williams III
Deputy Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat
Development Command (MCCDC)

 
Major General Leo V. Williams, III is currently serving as the Deputy Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Quantico, Virginia. Additionally, he serves as the Marine Corps Principal Representative to the Joint Requirements Board, which supports the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in carrying out his responsibilities.
 
Major General Williams received a Bachelor of Science degree from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1970 and later earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Illinois University in 1978.
 
General Williams served on active duty from June 1970 until September 1978. His assignments included: Staff Platoon Commander, The Basic School; Executive Officer, Battery
I, 3d Battalion, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division; Headquarters Commandant, 1st Battalion, 11th Marines; Commanding Officer, Battery F, 2d Battalion, 3d Marine Division; Assistant Operations Officer, 2d Battalion, 12th Marines, 3d Marine Division; and Officer Assignments
Officer, Manpower Personnel Branch, Headquarters Marine Corps.
 
General Williams transferred to the Marine Corps Reserve in October 1978. His assignments included: Headquarters Commandant, 1st Battalion, 24th Regiment, 4th Marine Division; Assistant Operations Officer, Amphibious Brigade Support Staff; Detachment Commanding Officer, Wing Headquarters Squadron, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing; and Site Executive Officer,Wing Support Squadron 472, Det. B, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing.
 
Other assignments included: Site Commanding Officer, Wing Support Squadron 472, Det. B, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing; Squadron Executive Officer, Operation Desert Storm, 5th MarineExpeditionary Force; Group Logistics Officer, Marine Wing Support Group 47, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing; and Commanding Officer, Marine Training Unit Michigan 1, Marine Training Unit, IRR; Deputy Group Commander and Commanding Officer, Marine Wing Support Group
47, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve; Deputy Director for Plans with Headquarters Marine Corps, Policy, Plans & Operations IMA Detachment; Commanding
General, 4th Force Service Support Group, Marine Forces Reserve, New Orleans, Louisiana; Commanding General, Marine Corps Reserve Support Command, Kansas City, Mo; and, Vice Director, Joint Experimentation (J9), U.S. Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia. He was promoted to Major General in January 2001.
 
General Williams presently serves as Chairman of the Board, Marine Corps Reserve Officers' Association. He also is a member of the Board of Directors, U.S. Naval Academy Foundation and Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. In September 2000, the Secretary of Defense appointed
him as a member of the Reserve Forces Policy Board. Previously, Major General Williams served as a member of the Marine Corps Reserve Policy Board and as the President, Bates Chapter, Marine Corps Reserve Officers' Association.
 
In civilian life, Major General Williams is the Brand Manager for the Ford Expedition sport utility vehicle, Ford Motor Company.
 
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