LTG Darrell K. Williams
Darrell K. Williams is the Vice President and Managing Director for the Leidos UK Logistics Division. He is also the Programme Director for a £6.5Bn Logistics Commodities and Services Transformation (LCST) program with the UK Ministry of Defence.
A native of West Palm Beach, Florida, Lieutenant General Darrell K. Williams, United States Army (retired) recently concluded a 37-year military career while serving as Director of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). He now serves as the Vice President of Defense Groups Logistics for Leidos, an $11 billion Fortune 500 specializing in information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets.
As the Director of DLA, LTG (R) Williams led a workforce of over 26,000 civilian and military personnel and provided global logistics support to all U.S. military services, designated partners and allies, and 42 U.S. whole of government organizations and federal agencies. He also operated a global network of 25 distribution centers and provided over $1 billion in COVID-19 support to the Department of Defense and other federal agencies.
Over the course of his career, he served in assignments throughout the Continental United States, Europe, the Pacific Ocean Region and the Middle East. He deployed to Kosovo, Kuwait and Iraq, and he supported historic, large-scale sustainment and drawdown operations in Afghanistan. He has a proven track record of successfully leading large, complex military and predominantly civilian organizations.
LTG (R) Williams’ professional affiliations include membership in: Association of the United States Army; National Association of Corporate Directors; National Defense Transportation Association; National Defense Industrial Association; Professional Services Council and ROCKS, Incorporated.
Williams is the 2020 recipient of the Army LTG Arthur J. Gregg Sustainment Leadership Award; Journal of Black Innovation 2020 Fifty Most Important African Americans in Technology Award; the 2018 Hampton University Distinguished Alumni Award; and his most coveted 2010 Pleasant City (part of West Palm Beach) Military Leadership and Father of the Year Award. He is a May 1983 Distinguished Military Graduate of the Hampton Institute Reserve Officer Training Corps program. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Hampton Institute, Hampton, Virginia; a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from the Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania; a Master of Military Art and Science degree from the Army Combined and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; and a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the National War College, Fort McNair, Washington, District of Columbia.