Williams promoted, sworn in as new Adjutant General of Virginia

Col. Timothy P. Williams is sworn in as the new Adjutant General of Virginia by Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth Kelly Thomasson and promoted to brigadier general June 2, 2014, at the Joint Force Headquarters - Virginia in Sandston surround by his wife Cheryl, Governor Terry McAuliffe and Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran. Williams takes command of the Virginia Army National Guard, Virginia Air National Guard and Virginia Defense Force following the retirement of Maj. Gen. Daniel E. “Chip” Long, Jr. (Photo by Cotton Puryear, Virginia National Guard Public Affairs)

Col. Timothy P. Williams is sworn in as the new Adjutant General of Virginia by Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth Kelly Thomasson and promoted to brigadier general June 2, 2014, at the Joint Force Headquarters – Virginia in Sandston surround by his wife Cheryl, Governor Terry McAuliffe and Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran. Williams takes command of the Virginia Army National Guard, Virginia Air National Guard and Virginia Defense Force following the retirement of Maj. Gen. Daniel E. “Chip” Long, Jr. (Photo by Cotton Puryear, Virginia National Guard Public Affairs)

SANDSTON, Va. — Col. Timothy P. Williams was sworn in as the new Adjutant General of Virginia by Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth Kelly Thomasson and promoted to brigadier general June 2, 2014, at the Joint Force Headquarters – Virginia in Sandston surround by his wife Cheryl, Governor Terry McAuliffe and Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran.

“It is an honor to be here, and I am so proud I was able to appoint Tim Williams as the Adjutant General,” McAuliffe said. He praised Williams for many years of service on active duty, deployed to Iraq and with the Virginia National Guard. “He is ready to assume command,” he said.

Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams

Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams

Williams takes command of the Virginia Army National Guard, Virginia Air National Guard and Virginia Defense Force following the retirement of Maj. Gen. Daniel E. “Chip” Long, Jr.

“Thank you for the trust and confidence you have placed in me to command this organization,” Williams told McAuliffe. He then thanked his family for their many years of support. “I also have to thank the Soldiers and Airmen I have served with over the years,” he said. “If it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t be here. I promise you I will do my best to lead us all into a successful future.”

Williams, a native of Richmond, mobilized in 2003 for Operation Noble Eagle where he worked with security operations for U. S. Air Force installations in the mid-Atlantic states. He also deployed in 2007 for Operation Iraqi Freedom where he supported theater level logistics transformation.

Serving in the National Guard is a tradition for the Williams family. His brother David, a retired lieutenant colonel, father Pat and grandfather Bill all served in the Virginia National Guard, and his son Troy currently serves in the Virginia Air National Guard.

Williams earned his commission as a field artillery officer from Virginia Tech in 1985. He was a member of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and the Regimental Band, the Highty-Tighties. After attending the field artillery office basic course, he was assigned to 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment in Fort Bliss, Texas. While in the Regiment, he served as a fire support team chief, battery fire direction officer, squadron fire support officer and regimental nuclear targeting officer. In 1990, he transitioned to the Virginia National Guard.

He commanded at the field artillery battery and battalion level before transferring to the logistics corps and commanding the Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group for four years. His most recent military assignment was J8 director of resource management on the Virginia National Guard Joint Staff, and as a civilian he was Director of Training Support and Doctrine at the Combined Arms Support Command at Fort Lee, Virginia.

He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Management Science from Virginia Tech and has a Master of Arts in Management from Webster University and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.

His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal with the Bronze Service Star, the Parachutist Badge and the Air Assault Badge.

Williams resides in Hanover with his wife Cheryl. They have three grown children: Grace and husband Joe and their daughter Giuliana, Seth and his wife Natalie and Troy.

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