Brig. Gen. Terry V. Williams was commissioned as second lieutenant in the Marine Corps in 1986 after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of California in Los Angeles.
Williams has served throughout the Marine Air-Ground Task Force, with command and staff assignments at every level. From 1987-1996, he served as platoon and company commander at 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion; series commander and battalion adjutant, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego; engineer officer, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing; ground operations officer, Marine Wing Support Group 27; as well as operations officer, logistics officer and engineer division officer in charge for Marine Wing Support Squadron 274. In 1992, during his tour with the wing, he deployed to Dade County Florida in support of Joint Task Force Andrew as Special Purpose MAGTF liaison officer to the Joint Task Force. Additionally, he served with 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Force Service Support Group, as a company commander and battalion staff officer.
From 1998 to 2008, Williams’ service included staff officer at U.S. Pacific Command deploying to Australia and East Timor to support International Forces East Timor. Other assignments included aide de camp for the commander, U.S. Pacific Command; executive officer, Marine Corps Detachment, Fort Leonard Wood Missouri; and commanding officer, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, where he deployed to Haiti in 2004 in support of Operation Secure Tomorrow and in 2005 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to Allied Command Transformation Staff Element Europe, as a logistics planner for NATO, he deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom to serve with Headquarters International Security Assistance Forces. He subsequently served as operations officer, Facilities and Services Division, Installations & Logistics Department, Headquarters Marine Corps.
In 2009, Williams took command of Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany and was subsequently assigned to Headquarters Marines Corps as executive assistant to the deputy commandant, Installations and Logistics in 2012. He assumed the duties of director of Public Affairs in June 2013.
On June 20, 2014, Williams assumed command as the commanding general, Marine Corps Recruit Depot/Eastern Recruiting Region, Parris Island.
Williams’ professional military education consists of The Basic School, Amphibious Warfare School (non-resident), Marine Corps Weapons and Tactics Instructors Course, Army Engineer Officer Advanced Course, Army Joint Course on Logistics, Naval Command and General Staff College, Joint Professional Military Education Phase II, and the National War College.
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