Williams becomes SDDC's newest Deputy to the Commander
November 16, 2009
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill., Nov. 16, 2009 - Michael K. Williams, a member of the Senior Executive Service, changed jobs at the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command and became the third Deputy to the Commander, here last week.
Prior to assuming his current position, Williams served as director of SDDC Transportation Engineering Agency and United States Transportation Command Joint Distribution Process Analysis Center.
In his new position, he will be responsible for facilitating continuous improvement and innovation in the development of distribution policies, plans and programs supporting their global mission. These responsibilities impact Joint Service force deployment and logistics operations.
"Mike's experience and expertise coupled with his leadership style makes him the perfect choice to take on the significant responsibilities that come with being the DTC," said Maj. Gen. James L. Hodge, SDDC commanding general. "He will play a significant role in coordinating with our industry partners as well as maintain strong relationships with OSD, the Army, and USTRANSCOM staffs."
Williams was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in October 2007 and has served in a number of key positions at SDDCTEA beginning in 1987. As team chief, senior engineer, he had the overall responsibility for the Army's Virtual Proving Ground - Transportability program and served as the transportability engineering consultant for the Army's Advanced Land Combat Thrust Panel and the Training and Doctrine Command Battle Labs. He also provided engineering support to such programs as the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, Bradley Fighting Vehicle, Light Armored Vehicle, and Armored Gun System.
He also served as the expert consultant on deployability engineering for Army force modernization. Williams provided deployment engineering analyses as chief of the Deployability Division to support USTRANSCOM and the War-fighting Combatant Commands time-phased force deployment data development, and conducted transportation infrastructure analyses to support power projection. In addition, he was responsible for providing deployment modeling, simulation and analysis support to OSD, Joint Staff, USTRANSCOM, and Army Staff for programmatic studies and oversaw the implementation of the DOD Engineering for Transportability program.
Preceding DTCs were William Lucas, September 1990 to January 2005, and Patricia Young, February 2005 to June 2009.
SDDC provides global surface deployment and distribution services to meet the nation's objectives. SDDC deploys and sustains more than 90 percent of Department of Defense equipment and supplies by leveraging the capability of commercial industry and other military services.