Selected for reassignment as commander, 21st Air Force, Air Mobility Command, McGuire Air Force Base, N.J.
Maj. Gen. George N. Williams is director of operations, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. In this capacity, he is responsible for policy and procedures for worldwide air operations and transportation functions assigned to the command to include cargo and passenger movement, Civil Reserve Air Fleet, command and control, training and standardization programs.
The general entered the Air Force in 1970 as a distinguished graduate of the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Southern Illinois University. During operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm he managed the historic outload of the U.S. Army's XVIII Airborne Corps from Pope Air Force Base, and later served as the first air component commander for the humanitarian relief efforts in Kenya and Somalia.
While assigned as commander of the 60th Air Mobility Wing, the general also served simultaneously as director of mobility forces for U.S. Central Command. From December 1995 to July 1998, he guided mobility operations in a variety of exercises and contingencies to include Bright Star 98 and Phoenix Scorpion I and II. He has commanded a tactical airlift squadron, a tactical airlift wing and two air mobility wings. He is a command pilot with more than 5,000 flying hours.
1970 Bachelor of arts degree in political science, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
1974 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1977 Master of arts degree in psychology and human relations, Webster University, St. Louis, Mo.
1984 Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
1988 Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1993 Program for Senior Officials in National Security, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
1999 Program for Senior Managers in Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
1. January 1970 - January 1971, student, pilot training, Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.
2. February 1971 - July 1971, student, T-37 instructor pilot training, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas
3. July 1971 - March 1974, T-37 instructor pilot and check pilot, 3552nd Pilot Training Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
4. March 1974 - June 1974, student, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
5. June 1974 - November 1977, C-130 pilot, instructor pilot and standardization and evaluation examiner pilot, 50th Tactical Airlift Squadron, Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.
6. November 1977 - April 1979, C-130 standardization and evaluation examiner pilot, 314th Tactical Airlift Wing, Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.
7. April 1979 - January 1980, command presentations officer, Headquarters Military Airlift Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
8. January 1980 - July 1981, assistant executive officer, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans, Headquarters Military Airlift Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
9. July 1981 - July 1983, aide to the commander and assistant executive officer, Headquarters Air Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas
10. August 1983 - February 1984, student, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
11. February 1984 - June 1985, political-military planner, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate, J-5, the Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
12. June 1985 - August 1987, student, C-130 aircraft commander requalification, then commander, 17th Tactical Airlift Squadron, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska
13. August 1987 - June 1988, student, Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
14. June 1988 - June 1990, deputy chief, later, chief, Airlift and Rescue Division, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
15. June 1990 - January 1992, vice commander, 317th Tactical Airlift Wing, Pope Air Force Base, N.C.
16. January 1992 - March 1993, vice commander, later, commander, 317th Airlift Wing, Pope Air Force Base, N.C.
17. March 1993 - August 1994, deputy director of plans, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
18. August 1994 - December 1995, commander, 97th Air Mobility Wing, Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
19. December 1995 - July 1998, commander, 60th Air Mobility Wing, Travis Air Force Base, Calif.
20. July 1998 - July 1999, director of plans and programs, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
21. July 1999 - present, director of operations, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: More than 5,000
Aircraft flown: C-130E/H, C-141B, C-5A/B, KC-135R, KC-10, T-37 and T-38
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with "V" device and four oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal with oak leaf cluster
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal with service star
Second Lieutenant Dec 23, 1969
First Lieutenant Jul 21, 1971
Captain Feb 21, 1973
Major Jan 1, 1982
Lieutenant Colonel Mar 1, 1985
Colonel Oct 1, 1989
Brigadier General Oct 1, 1994
Major General Mar 4, 1999
(Current as of January 2000)
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