SgtMaj Liam D. Williams
Sergeant Major Williams enlisted in the Marine Corps on 29 December 1997 and reported to recruit training at MCRD, San Diego.
Throughout his career, Sergeant Major Williams has been assigned as a Military Policeman and Special Reaction Team member with Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Japan; the Individual Ready Reserves; Marine Anti-Tank Missileman and Operations Non-Commissioned Officer with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines; Operations Non-Commissioned Officer and Executive Branch Chief with Marine Forces Pacific, G-3; Platoon Sergeant with 1st Battalion, 9th Marines; Detachment Commander with Marine Corps Embassy Security Group; Company Gunnery Sergeant with 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, Inspector-Instructor First Sergeant with Combat Logistics Battalion 451, Motor Transport Company; Company First Sergeant with III Marine Expeditionary Force Support Battalion; and Squadron Sergeant Major with VMM-265.
He deployed with the Marine Expeditionary Unit Service Support Group 31 in 1999; Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) from 2004 to 2005 during Operation Iraqi Freedom; 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines from 2006-2007 during Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan); Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 9th Marine, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) in 2010; 1st Battalion, 9th Marines during Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) in 2011; the United States Marine Corps Embassy Security Group in Luanda, Angola from 2012-2014; the United States Marine Corps Embassy Security Group in Karachi, Pakistan from 2014-2015; and 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, Marine Rotational Force- Darwin, Australia in 2017.
Sergeant Major Williams' personal decorations include The Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars in lieu of third award, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with three gold stars in lieu of fourth award (two with combat distinguishing device), the Department of State Meritorious Honor Award, and the Combat Action Ribbon with one gold star in lieu of second award. He is married and has two sons.