Lt. Col. Edward E. Williams
Blue Grass Chemical Activity
Lt. Col. Edward Williams came to the Blue Grass Chemical Activity from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he served as an Intermediate-Level Education Instructor (common core). A Georgia native, he received his commission in the U.S. Army in October 2001 as a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive material (CBRNE) officer. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies, a Master of Science in Environmental Management, and a Master of Arts in Homeland Security, and an Executive Certificate in Public Policy.
His military education includes Command and General Staff College Intermediate Education, Command and General Staff College Joint Planners Course, CBRN Senior Staff Planners Course, Defense Support of Civil Authorities certification, Chemical Captain’s Career Course, Chemical Basic Officer Course, Air Movement Operations Hazardous Material Course, Airborne School, Antiterrorism Force Protection Course, CBRN Reconnaissance Course, Training and Education Middle Manager Course, Red Team Course, and On-Scene Coordinator Course.
Lt. Col. Williams served in numerous positions, including group CBRNE officer for the 46th Corps Support Group both in garrison and Afghanistan; company executive officer for Headquarters and Headquarters Company 46th Combat Support Group; Platoon Leader for 101st Chemical Company; XVIII Airborne Corps Special Troops Battalion; S1 Adjutant for Headquarters Commandant to the Multi-National Force in Iraq/Multi-National Corps in Iraq (forward); and XVIII Airborne Corps Special Troops Battalion Assistant S3 Operation Officer at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
He also served as the chemical officer for 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment both in garrison and Iraq; company commander for 63rd Hazardous Response Company; operations officer for the 101st Air Assault Division Installation Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Academy at Fort Campbell, Kentucky; senior training developer for both the active and reserve component Chemical Captain Career Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; deputy division chemical officer for 1st Calvary Division; S3 operations officer for 2nd CBRNE Battalion; commanding general’s principal readiness officer for III Corps; commanding general’s principal antiterrorism force protection plans officer for the Combined Joint Task Force in support of Operation Inherent Resolve-Kuwait (forward); the commanding general’s protection chief and deputy CBRNE chief for III Corps at Fort Hood, Texas.
His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (with four oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with four oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (with one oak leaf cluster), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon (fourth award), and Airborne Parachutist Badge.