In 1992, COL Lawrence Edward Williams received a four-year Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship to Hampton University, in Hampton Virginia. He graduated from Hampton University in 1996 and commissioned as an Army Reserve Engineer officer. COL Williams began his commissioned service as an Active Duty Engineer Platoon Leader assigned to the 2nd Engineer Battalion in Camp Casey Korea. He continued his active duty service with assignments including the Platoon Leader for 10th and 11th Engineer Battalion at Fort Stewart GA and Battalion S-4 for the 27th Engineer Battalion at Fort Bragg, NC.
COL Williams’ career as a Psychological Operations officer began in 2006 serving as the Executive Officer for 310th Psychological Operations Company (Airborne). Where he deployed to Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has served as the Commander of the 11th Psychological Operations Battalion in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. At the conclusion of Command tenure he transitioned to the Joint Staff, J-7 Training Directorate in the Allies and Partners Force Development Division (APFDD.)
COL Williams holds a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing, from Hampton University and a Master of Science in Information Management from Syracuse University. He is a graduate of the Engineer Officer Basic Course, Engineer Officer Advanced Course, Advance Operations Course, Psychological Operations Qualification Course, Information Systems Manager Course (FA 53A), U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and is currently enrolled in the Army War College.
COL Williams’ awards and decorations include the Parachutist Badge, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Global War on Terror Service Medal.