Lieutenant GeneralDarrell K. Williams
Former Director, Defense Logistics Agency
Lieutenant General Darrell K. Williams was the Director of the Defense Logistics Agency, with headquarters in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He retired on July 8, 2020.
In his role as director, LTG Williams provided strategic leadership for the Defense Department’s combat support agency for worldwide logistics. He also directed nine supply chains supporting the U.S. military, as well as federal, state, local and international partners. DLA provides food, medical material, uniforms and construction equipment, 98 percent of the Defense Department’s fuel, and the majority of spare parts for military weapons systems. He also exercised oversight over the National Defense Stockpile, an international network of 25 distribution centers, and the Department’s process for reverse logistics. He lead a global, expeditionary workforce of over 25,000 military and civilians.
LTG Williams is a native of West Palm Beach, Florida. He is a Distinguished Military Graduate of the Hampton Institute ROTC Program and was commissioned into the Army Quartermaster Corps in 1983. LTG Williams is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC), the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) and a Distinguished Graduate of the National War (NWC) College. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Hampton Institute, Hampton, Virginia and Master’s degrees in Military Arts and Sciences, National Security and Strategic Studies, and Business Management (Logistics).
LTG Williams’ prior assignments include: Commanding General, Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM), Fort Lee, Virginia; Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), Redstone Arsenal, Alabama; Commander, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Land and Maritime in Columbus, Ohio; Director of Logistics, Engineering and Security Assistance, J-4, Headquarters, United States Pacific Command (USPACOM), Hawaii; Executive Officer to the Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4 (Army G-4); Brigade Commander, 3d Sustainment Brigade, Fort Stewart, Georgia; and Deputy C-4, Coalition Forces Land Component Command (CFLCC), Camp Arifjan, Kuwait during Operations Enduring Freedom (OEF), and Iraqi Freedom (OIF).
His assignments within the Continental U.S. and overseas duty locations include: Ft. Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Lee, Virginia; Fort Stewart, Georgia; Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; the Pentagon, Washington D.C.; Columbus, Ohio; Korea; Germany and Hawaii. He has deployed to Kosovo, Kuwait, and Iraq. LTG Williams’ awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Parachute Rigger Badge and Army Staff Identification Badge.