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information technology executive , military officer

James Arthur Williams, American army officer, information systems company executive. Decorated Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster, Air medals, Distinguished Service Medal, National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal; Legion of Honor (France); named Distinguished Member Military Intelligence Hall of Fame. Member Association United States Army, National Military Intelligence Association (chairman board since 1986).

Background

Williams, James Arthur was born on March 29, 1932 in Paterson, New Jersey, United States. Son of Charles M. and Elsie (Kretszchmar) Williams.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy. Master of Arts in Latin American Studies, University New Mexico.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1954, advanced through grades to lieutenant general. Assistant army attache United States Defense Attache Office, Caracas, Venezuela, 1966-1972. Exchange officer State-Defense Exchange Program Office of Secretary Defense, Washington, 1972-1974.

Commander 650th Michigan Group, Shape, 1974-1976. Deputy director estimates Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, 1977-1980. Deputy chief staff for intelligence United States Army, Europe, 1980-1981.

Director Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, 1981-1985. Retired, 1985; vice president PSC Corporation, 1986. President Direct Information Access Corporation, Annandale, Virginia, 1987—2008.

Chairman board directors Information Operations Inc., 2000—2004. President Info Assure, Inc., Arnold, Maryland, since 2004. Senior fellow Joint Forces Staff College, 1998.

Intelligence advisor Department Homeland Security, 2004. President Washington Institute Foreign Affairs, 2007.

Religion

The teaching of the Bible is a key in understanding the way by which a person obtains salvation.

Politics

The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.

Views

The sense of being connected is how the Church as a whole should be structured. At its heart is an understanding of the Christian community as the 'body of Christ '.

Membership

Board visitors Joint Military Intelligence College, 1996—2010. Member Association United States Army, National Military Intelligence Association (chairman board since 1986).

Connections

Married Barbara Widnall, June 26, 1959. Children: Steven, Karen.

father:
Charles M. Williams

mother:
Elsie (Kretszchmar) Williams

spouse:
Barbara Widnall

child:
Steven Williams

child:
Karen Williams