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'
In civilian life, Major General Williams is the Brand Manager for
the Ford Expedition sport utility vehicle, Ford Motor Company.