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Career officer

Michael J. Williams was American career officer. Decorated Legion of Merit with Gold Star, Air Medal with Strike Flight Numerals 25 and Bronze star, Bronze Star medal with Combat V.


Williams, Michael J. was born on July 12, 1943 in Baltimore.


Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1967. Graduate, University Southern California, 1974. Graduate, College Naval Warfare.

Graduate, Marine Corps Amphibious Warfar, Quantico, Virginia, 1974. Graduate, Marine Corps Command and Staff, Quantico, Virginia, 1979. Graduate, Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, 1985.


Commissioned 2nd lieutenant United States Marine Corps, 1967, advanced through grades to major general, 1995. With 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Okinawa, Japan, 1974-1975. Presidential helicopter pilot Marine Helicopter Squadron 1.

Company officer, executive assistant to the commandant of midshipmen United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, 1979-1982. Executive officer of headquarters and maintenance squadron 16 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, El Toro, California, 1982, commanding officer marine helicopter training squadron 301. Assistant division G-3 3rd Marine Division, Okinawa, Japan, 1985-1986.

Marine corps program development officer Headquarters Marine Corps, Washington, 1986, head program development branch requirements and programs division. Wing inspector 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Cherry Point, North Carolina, 1989-1990. Executive officer Marine Aircraft Group 26, 1990-1991.

Vice director operational plans and interoperability J-7 The Joint Staff, 1991-1993. Commanding general joint task force 160 2nd Force Service Support Group, 1992-1994. Director Marine Corps Staff, Washington, 1995-1996.

Deputy Commander programs & resources Pentagon, 1997-2000, assistant commandant to Marine Corps, 2000. Retired, 2002.


Married Barbara Lee Silva. 1 child, Matthew.

Barbara Lee Silva

Matthew Williams