Diplomat in Residence
Mr. Williams is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. He has held numerous assignments overseas and domestically. During his distinguished service, he has received several Meritorious Honor awards and the Department’s Superior Honor award.
He has a wealth of experience at U.S. diplomatic missions abroad as a Consular Officer in Canada, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Belgium and Jamaica. He held a variety of positions domestically in the Bureau of Human Resources including an assignment as Diplomat in Residence at Florida A&M University. He has also served on the Foreign Service Promotion Board and other career selection panels.
Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Mr. Williams served in
the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone, West Africa. He also
taught in the public school systems in Houston, Philadelphia
and at his alma mater, Delaware State University. He
earned graduate degrees from Texas Southern University
and from the Air War College. In addition to his formal
education, he received French and Malay language training
at the National Foreign Affairs Training Center, where he
also received extensive training in senior management and
leadership. He is an active member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity, an ordained deacon, and was Vice President of an affinity organization in the State Department for Foreign Service Officers of African American ancestry.
Mr. Williams and his wife Marie are from Philadelphia, PA. They have been married for 33 years and have two adult daughters.