Lt. Gen. Williams, left, assumes command
WEST POINT – Lt. Gen. Darryl Williams formally assumed command of the US Military Academy at West Point on Monday during a morning ceremony.
Williams is a 1983 graduate of West Point and holds masters’ degrees in Leadership Development, Military Art and Science, and National Security and Strategic Studies.
He served as the deputy chief of staff of US Army in Europe in Wiesbaden, Germany; the deputy commanding general for support for the 2nd Infantry Division, Republic of Korea; and commanding general for the US Army Warrior Transition Command and assistant surgeon general for Warrior Care and Transition and most recently as the commander, Allied Land Command, North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Turkey.
Williams, the first black superintendent in academy history, replaces Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen, Jr., who retired recently after five years as superintendent and ending a 43-year Army career.