Lieutenant General Darrell K. Williams is president of Hampton University, a dynamic, progressive institution of higher education in Hampton, Virginia. The historically black private university provides a broad range of technical, liberal arts, and graduate degree programs.
Prior to his retirement from the U.S. Army, LTG Williams lead the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), where he oversaw more than 25,000 military personnel and civilians deployed globally to provide combat support logistics. As DLA director, he also supervised the National Defense Stockpile, the Department of Defense’s reverse logistic process, and directed nine supply chains supporting the U.S. military, as well as federal, state, local, and international partners.
LTG Williams is a distinguished military graduate of the Hampton Institute ROTC Program and was commissioned into the Army Quartermaster Corps in 1983. He is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College, the School of Advanced Military Studies, and a distinguished graduate of the National War College. LTG Williams earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Hampton Institute in Virginia and Master’s degrees in Military Arts and Sciences, National Security and Strategic Studies, and Business Management (Logistics).
During his numerous military assignments in the United States and at overseas duty locations, LTG Williams earned the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Parachute Rigger Badge, and Army Staff Identification Badge.