2021 Hall of Fame Inductee
Jackson State University (1986)
Brig. Gen. (R) Donna Williams is the former Deputy Commanding General (Support), of the 412th Theater Engineer Command located in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She is a native of Vicksburg, Mississippi and earned her commission through the Senior Army ROTC Program at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi, where she also received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.
Williams has commanded at the company, battalion, and brigade level. She deployed to Baghdad as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom from May 2006 to May 2007, serving as the Army Sustainment Command’s Logistics Civil Augmentation Program Support Officer.
She holds a Master of Business Administration Degree in Information Technology and Military Management from Touro University, and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College, in Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.
Her awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medals, Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Combat Action Badge, and the United States Army Engineer Association’s Bronze de Fleury Medal.
Williams honorably served the Nation for over 31 years. She is an employee with the Engineer Research and Development Center at the United States Army Corps of Engineers Reachback Operations Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Her consistent commitment to service and dedication to helping others over several decades are the “Standard of Excellence” and is truly worthy of this honor of being a member of the ROTC Hall of Fame.
About the Army ROTC Hall of Fame
The ROTC Hall of Fame was established in 2016 as part of the ROTC Centennial celebration. The first class (2016) inducted 326 former ROTC Cadets who had distinguished themselves in their military or civilian career.
The Hall of Fame honors graduates of the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps who have distinguished themselves in military or civilian pursuits. It provides a prestigious and tangible means of recognizing and honoring Army ROTC Alumni who have made lasting, significant contributions to the Nation, the Army and the history and traditions of the Army ROTC Program.