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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " MAJOR GENERAL USMC LEO V. WILLIAMS III " CURRENTLY SERVES AS THE COMMANDING GENERAL, MARINE CROPS RESERVE SUPPORT COMMAND, KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

            BLACK     SOCIAL    HISTORY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Major General, USMC Leo V. Williams, III 
Commanding General Marine Corps Reserve Support Command
Source: Headquarters Marine Corps

Biographical DataMajor General Leo V. Williams, III currently serves as the Commanding General, Marine Corps Reserve Support Command, Kansas City, Missouri.

General Williams served on active duty from June 1970 until September 1978. His assignments included: Staff Platoon Commander, The Basic School; Executive Officer, Battery I, 3d Battalion, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division; Headquarters Commandant, 1st Battalion, 11th Marines; Commanding Officer, Battery F, 2d Battalion, 3d Marine Division; Assistant Operations Officer, 2d Battalion, 12th Marines, 3d Marine Division; and Officer Assignments Officer, Manpower Personnel Branch, Headquarters Marine Corps.

General Williams transferred to the Marine Corps Reserve in October 1978. His assignments included: Headquarters Commandant, 1st Battalion, 24th Regiment, 4th Marine Division; Assistant Operations Officer, Amphibious Brigade Support Staff; Detachment Commanding Officer, Wing Headquarters Squadron, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing; and Site Executive Officer, Wing Support Squadron 472, Det. B, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing.

Other assignments included: Site Commanding Officer, Wing Support Squadron 472, Det. B, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing; Squadron Executive Officer, Operation Desert Storm, 5th Marine Expeditionary Force; Group Logistics Officer, Marine Wing Support Group 47, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing; and Commanding Officer, Marine Training Unit Michigan 1, Marine Training Unit, IRR; Deputy Group Commander and Commanding Officer, Marine Wing Support Group 47, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, and Deputy Director for Plans with Headquarters Marine Corps, PP&O IMA Detachment.

Recently, he served as Commanding General, 4th Force Service Support Group, Marine Forces Reserve, New Orleans, Louisiana.

General Williams was appointed as a Policy Board Member to the Marine Corps Reserve Policy Board (1993-1996). He also served as the President, Bates Chapter, Marine Corps Reserve Officers' Association (1993-1995).

General Williams was selected for promotion to Major General on December 22, 1998.

General Williams is the Ford Division Future Vehicle Plans Manager for Sport Utility Vehicles, Ford Motor Company.