BG Darryl A. Williams was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of Field Artillery upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1983. After graduation, he attended the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. In his first assignments he served as an executive officer, and fire direction officer in the 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery, and platoon leader and assistant operations officer in 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery, 3rd Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany. Upon completion of the Field Artillery Officer Advance Course, he served as an assistant operations officer for the XVIII Airborne Corps Artillery and battery commander for the 3rd Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment at Ft. Bragg, NC, during which he deployed to South West Asia in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
After redeploying, he earned a MA in leadership development through the Dwight D. Eisenhower Fellowship Program at the United States Military Academy, and then served as the I-2 Company Tactical Officer, United States Corps of Cadets. He next completed the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) and the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) at Ft. Leavenworth, KS earning a MMAS degree.
His next assignments included G3 plans officer on the 4th Infantry Division (4ID) staff and operations officer for the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery, Fort Hood, Texas. After serving as the Army Aide to the President of the United States from 1998-2000, he was selected to command 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery in 4ID, Fort Hood, Texas. Upon completion of command, he served as the Fourth Regimental Tactical officer at West Point, NY.
After earning a MS in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in Newport, RI, he was assigned as the Chief of Exercises, G3 for USAREUR, in Heidelberg, Germany. BG Williams then commanded 1st Armored Division Artillery in Baumholder, Germany and after two years of command, he inactivated the DIVARTY, and deployed to Iraq in support of OIF with 1st Armored Division, as the Fires and Effects Coordinator.
Upon redeployment, and prior to his current assignment, BG Williams served as the Deputy Director for Comprehensive Soldier Fitness, HQDA G-3/5/7.
BG Williams’ military decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (with one oak leaf cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (with five Oak leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with one oak leaf cluster), Army Achievement Medal, and the Parachutist Badge.