Gen. Darryl A. Williams assumed command of U.S. Army Europe and Africa in June 2022. He also assumed command of NATO’s Allied Land Command in August 2022.
A native of Alexandria, Virginia, Gen. Williams graduated from the United States Military Academy, West Point, in 1983 and was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army.
A career Field Artillery officer, Gen. Williams has commanded at all levels, to include Division Artillery, 1st Armored Division; U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command; U.S. Army Africa; NATO Allied Land Command; and most recently, as USMA’s 60th Superintendent.
He has also served in key leadership positions at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels to include Deputy Commanding General (Support), 2nd Infantry Division, Republic of Korea; Deputy Chief of Staff (G3/5/7), U.S. Army Europe; and Deputy Director for Soldier Comprehensive Fitness, Department of the Army G3/5/7. He has deployed in support of Operations DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM as a Battery Commander; Operation IRAQI FREEDOM as a Division Fire and Effects Coordinator; and Operation UNITED ASSISTANCE as USARAF commander, fighting against the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.
His military education includes the Field Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Command and General Staff College, School of Advanced Military Studies, and the United States Naval War College. He holds Masters’ degrees in Leadership Development, Military Art and Science, and National Security and Strategic Studies.
His awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, the Parachutist Badge, Presidential Service Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.
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