McLean, VA — September 13, 2011 — DGC International, a leading IT, logistics, and linguistics company welcomes the newest member of our team, Major General James L Williams. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) as a Major General in 2010. Major General Williams will be leading the Defense Sector Division of DGC International as a Senior Executive Director.
He has commanded Marines at every level in and out of combat. He was last assigned as the Commanding General, 4th Marine Division from April 2007 to April 2010. Previous positions held were as the Assistant Division Commander, 2nd Marine Division from November 2006 to March 2007; Deputy Commanding General (Mobilization), Marine Corps Combat Development Command in 2006; Assistant Division Commander, 2d Marine Division, in combat operations at Camp Blue Diamond, Ar-Ramadi, Iraq, from 2005-2006; and Deputy Commanding General, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force in Fallujah, Iraq, from 2004-2005. While serving with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force he was assigned as the Deputy Director of Operations CJTF-180, conducting combat operations in Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom, from 2001-2003. He also served on the Secretary of Defense’s Reserve Force Policy Board from 2007-2010.
Major General Williams has served throughout Asia, Europe, Central and South America, the Middle East, and Africa in numerous military operations. He has extensive experience in China, Korea, Japan, and the Republic of the Philippines. In addition to multiple combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, he has extensive operational experience in the Counter-Drug War in Central and South America, and in Southwest Asia. While on his 2nd tour in Iraq, Major General Williams and his integrated US team of military and joint coalition members were responsible for initiating the talks with terrorist and insurgent groups that caused the Sunni Awaking to occur in Al-Anbar Province. This allowed the beginning of the end in combat operations, thus saving countless friendly military and Iraqi lives from further misery.
His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Afghanistan Service Medal, Iraq Service Medal, Korean Defense Medal, Expeditionary Service Medal, Select Reserve Service Medal, and the National Defense Medal.
He has managed budgets as large as 10 billion dollars for the USMC and was a former military aide to Presidents Carter and Reagan.
“We are extremely pleased to have Major General Williams join the DGC International team,” says Mustafa Zamani, President of DGC International. “His depth of experience and expertise is matched by few in the defense sphere; his joining our company further demonstrates the value of DGC International to the U.S. government.”
Major General Williams will lead DGC International’s defense sector expansion efforts domestically and internationally.