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Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron 18

MTACS-18

MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, Japan

Sergeant Major
SgtMaj Williams

Sergeant Major Williams was born and raised in Hazlehurst, MS. He enlisted in the Marine Corps Delayed Entry Program in October 1996 and underwent recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA in September 1997. Upon completion of recruit training, he was promoted to Private First Class.

In June 1998, Sergeant Major Williams completed Tank Crewman School at Fort Knox, KY. He was ordered to 2d Tank Battalion, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. During his tour at 2d Tank Battalion, Sergeant Major Williams participated in Dynamic Mix, Greece in 2000 and completed a deployment with Fox Company, BLT 2/8, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit in 2001.

In January 2002, Sergeant Major Williams reported to Marine Corps Security Force (MCSF) School in Chesapeake Bay, VA where he earned the MOS 8153 Cadre Trainer Instructor. Upon completion he was assigned to the Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, VA from February 2002 to April 2005. Sergeant Williams was promoted to Staff Sergeant on May 1, 2004.

In May 2005, Sergeant Major Williams received orders to 2d Tank Battalion, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He held billets as a Tank Commander and Tank Section Leader. During this tour, Sergeant Major Williams deployed to Fallujah, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 5-7 and Operation Iraqi Freedom 6-8.1.

In December 2009, Sergeant Major Williams received orders to Drill Instructor School, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA. Upon completion of Drill Instructor School he was assigned to India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion (RTBN) where he served two cycles as a Drill Instructor, and one cycle as an Experienced Drill Instructor. Sergeant Major Williams was promoted to Gunnery Sergeant on July 1, 2009. He was re-assigned to Mike Company where he served three cycles as a Senior Drill Instructor, two cycles as a Chief Drill Instructor, and one cycle as the Operations Chief Drill Instructor. Sergeant Major Williams concluded his tour as drill instructor while assigned to 3d RTBN Headquarters as the Operation Chief Drill Instructor and Company First Sergeant.

In June 2012, Sergeant Major Williams reported to 2d Tank Battalion, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and served as a Tank Commander and Platoon Sergeant. He was given temporary additional duty orders to 2d Marine Headquarter Group, Advisor Training Cell, as the Senior Enlisted Advisor.

In March 2013, Sergeant Major Williams reported to 2d Radio Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force as the First Sergeant for Charlie Company. In June 2013, he deployed with Afghan National Civil Order Police KDK1 as the Senior Enlisted Advisor in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In December 2013 he transferred to Bravo Radio Reconnaissance Company, 2d Radio Battalion.

In January 2015, he reported for duty to 3d Combat Assault Battalion, where he served in Combat Engineer Company and Headquarters and Service Company as the First Sergeant.  In February 2017, he reported for duty to Combat Logistics Regiment 35, where he served as Headquarters Company First Sergeant. 

His personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device and gold star in lieu of second award, The Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device and gold star in lieu of second award, and Combat Action Ribbon with gold star in lieu of second award.