|Adjutant General of Virginia|
June 2, 2014 –June 3, 2023
|Governor|| Terry McAuliffe |
|Preceded by||Chip Long|
|Succeeded by||James W. Ring|
Timothy Paschal Williams
|Education|| Virginia Tech |
U.S. Army War College
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1985–2023|
|Unit||National Guard Bureau|
|Commands|| Virginia National Guard |
Virginia Department of Military Affairs
|Awards|| Legion of Merit |
Meritorious Service Medal (2)
Commendation Medal (6)
Timothy Paschal Williams is a United States Army major general,and a former Adjutant General of Virginia. As adjutant general,he commanded the Virginia Army National Guard,Virginia Air National Guard,and the Virginia Defense Force. Williams is the co-author of,Let’s Go! The History of the 29th Infantry Division 1917-2001.
A native of Richmond,Virginia,in 1985 he received his bachelor's degree in Management Science from Virginia Tech's Pamplin College of Business in Blacksburg,Virginia and earned a Master of Arts in Management from Webster University in 1989. A graduate of the US Army War College,Williams earned a Masters in Strategic Studies in 2006 at Carlisle Barracks,Pennsylvania.
Williams was commissioned as a Field Artillery 2nd Lieutenant upon graduation from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1985. He was a member of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and the Regimental Band,the Highty-Tighties. He served on active duty in the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment in Fort Bliss,Texas. While in the regiment,he served as a fire support team chief,battery fire direction officer,squadron fire support officer and regimental nuclear targeting officer until 1990.
Upon leaving active service he joined the Virginia Army National Guard. He commanded at the field artillery battery and battalion level before transferring to the Quartermaster Corps. Williams commanded the Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group for four years.
He was a Department of the Army civilian for over a decade,serving in his last assignment as Director of Training Support and Doctrine,G-3,Combined Arms Support Command at Fort Lee,Virginia.
Mobilized in 2003,he supported Operation Noble Eagle where he worked with security operations for US Air Force installations in the mid-Atlantic states.
He deployed in 2007 to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom where he supported theater level logistics transformation.
His most recent military assignment prior to becoming Adjutant General was as J-8 Director of Resource Management on the Virginia National Guard Joint Staff.
On June 2,2014,he was sworn in as the new Adjutant General of Virginia by Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth Kelly Thomasson and was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General at the Virginia Joint Force Headquarters in Sandston,Virginia.
Promoted to Major General on June 29,2016,Williams is responsible for the combat readiness of units,and the administration and training of more than 8,600 Virginia Army and Air National Guard personnel.
He is due to retire in July 2023;James W. Ring having succeeded him as Adjutant General of Virginia on June 2,2023.
Serving in the National Guard is a tradition for his family. His brother David,a retired lieutenant colonel,father Pat,and grandfather Bill all served in the Virginia National Guard. His son,Troy,currently serves in the Virginia Air National Guard.
Williams was appointed as an ex-officio member of the Virginia Military Institute’s Board of Visitors on June 2,2014.
|Air Assault Badge|
|Legion of Merit|
|Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters|
|Army Commendation Medal with six oak leaf clusters|
|Army Achievement Medal with five oak leaf clusters|
|Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters|
|National Defense Service Medal|
|Iraqi Campaign Medal|
|Global War on Terrorism Service Medal|
|Armed Forces Reserve Medal with bronze Hourglass device and 2 Mobilization devices|
|Army Service Ribbon|
|Virginia Service Ribbon (5th Award)|
|Virginia Emergency Service Ribbon|
An aide-de-camp is a personal assistant or secretary to a person of high rank, usually a senior military, police or government officer, or to a member of a royal family or a head of state.
The Army National Guard (ARNG), in conjunction with the Air National Guard, is an organized militia force and a federal military reserve force of the United States Army. They are simultaneously part of two different organizations: the Army National Guard of each state, most territories, and the District of Columbia, and the Army National Guard of the United States. The Army National Guard is divided into subordinate units stationed in each U.S. state and territory, as well as the District of Columbia, operating under their respective governors and governor-equivalents.
Adjutant is a military appointment given to an officer who assists the commanding officer with unit administration, mostly the management of human resources in an army unit. The term adjudant is used in French-speaking armed forces as a non-commissioned officer rank similar to a staff sergeant or warrant officer but is not equivalent to the role or appointment of an adjutant.
The Louisiana National Guard is the armed force through which the Louisiana Military Department executes the U.S. state of Louisiana's security policy. Consisting of the Louisiana Army National Guard, a reserve component of the United States Army; the Louisiana Air National Guard, a reserve component of the United States Air Force; and the Louisiana State Guard, an all-volunteer state defense force, it is directed by an adjutant general appointed by the Governor of Louisiana unless federalized by order of the President of the United States, which places members on active U.S. military duty status.
The Vermont National Guard is composed of the Vermont Army National Guard and the Vermont Air National Guard. Together, they are collectively known as the Green Mountain Boys. Both units use the original Revolutionary War-era Flag of the Green Mountain Boys as their banner. In 2009, they had 2,600 members.
The Wyoming Military Department is part of the Government of Wyoming. Its primary components are the Wyoming Army National Guard, and the Wyoming Air National Guard.
Lieutenant-General Vernon Forbes Erskine-Crum, CIE, MC was a British Army officer, who briefly served as general officer commanding in Northern Ireland during the early period of the Troubles.
Daniel McCauley (1839–1894) was an American politician and Union Army office during the American Civil War.
Major General Howard Samuel McGee, was a US Army general. He attended the University of Washington from 1935 to 1940, earning a B.S. degree. While at the university McGee was enrolled in the ROTC program and subsequently commissioned as second lieutenant, Coast Artillery Corps, Officers Reserve Corps on 15 March 1940.
Myles Lynn Deering is a retired Army National Guard major general who served as the adjutant general of Oklahoma. General Deering was appointed by Governor of Oklahoma Brad Henry in 2009 following the promotion of Harry M. Wyatt III to the position of director, Air National Guard. On December 10, 2010, Governor-elect Mary Fallin announced that she would retain General Deering in his position as adjutant general.
The Adjutant General of Maryland is the head military official of the Maryland National Guard, the Maryland Defense Force, and any other military or paramilitary units that may be maintained by the State of Maryland. The adjutant general is responsible for the military department's budget and maintains all State-owned armories in Maryland.
Each state in the United States has a senior military officer, as the state adjutant general, who is the de facto commander of a state's military forces, including the National Guard residing within the state, the state's naval militia, and any state defense forces. This officer is known as TAG, and is subordinated to the chief executive. They do not have authority over police forces, only military forces.
Lieutenant-General John Folliot or Folliott was an officer of the British Army.
Raymond W. Carpenter is a retired United States Army major general who served as acting Director of the Army National Guard.
Timothy James Kadavy is a retired United States Army lieutenant general, who served as the 20th director of the Army National Guard from March 27, 2015, to March 25, 2019. He previously served as the special assistant to the vice chief of the National Guard Bureau, the adjutant general of the Nebraska National Guard, deputy director of the Army National Guard, and as the commander of Combined Joint Inter Agency Task Force-Afghanistan, which was part of the NATO International Security Assistance Force mission in that country. Kadavy was nominated by the President to become the Vice Chief of the National Guard Bureau with the rank of lieutenant general, on March 5, 2019. The Senate returned his nomination to the president without action on January 3, 2020. After leaving his assignment as the director of the Army National Guard, he served as a two-star special assistant to the chief of the National Guard Bureau from May 23, 2019, until his retirement on August 3, 2020. He retired from the Army with the rank of lieutenant general after over 36 years of service.
Judd Henry Lyons is a retired Army National Guard officer. After retiring from the military the rank of major general, he was appointed to the Senior Executive Service on August 7, 2017. Since 2018, he has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense. In this role, he is the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs in support of the ASD's role of providing overall supervision of manpower and reserve affairs for the Department of Defense. He is responsible for both the integration of reserve affairs across the United States Department of Defense and strategic engagement on all Reserve Component matters.
Walter E. Fountain is a retired United States Army officer who attained the rank of major general. In his final assignment, he served beginning in January 2018 as Director of Domestic Operations and Force Development at the National Guard Bureau. His previous assignments include Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for National Guard Matters, Deputy Director for Domestic Operations (J-3) at United States Northern Command, Assistant Adjutant General of the Oklahoma National Guard, and acting Deputy Director of the Army National Guard.
Daniel Robert Hokanson is a four-star general in the United States Army who currently serves as the 29th chief of the National Guard Bureau. He previously served as the 21st director of the Army National Guard. His previous military assignments include serving as vice chief of the National Guard Bureau, deputy commander of United States Northern Command, adjutant general of the Oregon National Guard, and commander of the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team. He is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Just Cause. Hokanson assumed his current assignment on August 3, 2020.
Gregory C. Knight is a United States Army officer. In 2019, he was selected to serve as Adjutant General of Vermont.
Paul D. Rogers is a major general in the Michigan Army National Guard. He is currently serving as the 34th adjutant general of the Michigan National Guard. He has been in this role since January of 2019.