Lieutenant Colonel Jason T. WilliamsLTC Jason Williams was commissioned as a Field Artillery Officer from North Georgia College in 1998. After graduation from FAOBC at Ft. Sill, OK he was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Ft. Carson, CO. There he served as a Troop Fire Support Officer, Mortar Platoon Leader, and Battery Executive Officer. While serving as a Platoon Leader, LTC Williams deployed to Bosnia in support of Operation Joint Forge conducting peace-keeping operations in the former Yugoslavia.
Following attendance at the Infantry Captains Career Course at Fort Benning, GA in 2002, LTC Williams was assigned to the Headquarters, 18th Field Artillery Brigade (Abn) at Ft. Bragg, NC where he served as an Assistant S3. In 2003, while serving as an Assistant S3, LTC Williams deployed to Iraq with a Joint Special Operations Task Force in support of the invasion of Iraq and Operation Iraqi Freedom. After serving as an Assistant S3, he was reassigned to 1st Battalion, 321st Field Artillery Regiment (Abn). In January 2005 LTC Williams took command of C Battery, 1st Battalion, 321st Field Artillery Regiment (Abn). While in command, he deployed with the battery to Tikrit, Iraq as a convoy security company. After changing command in Iraq in summer 2006, LTC Williams served in the Fire Support Element on the XVIII Airborne Corps staff.
In summer 2007, LTC Williams attended the Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, KS. After graduation in 2008, he attended the School of Advanced Military Studies also located at Ft. Leavenworth, KS. Following graduation in 2009 LTC Williams was assigned to Headquarters, 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, NC. Immediately after arriving at Ft. Bragg, NC, LTC Williams deployed with the headquarters to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom where he served as a Future Operations Planner in the CJTF 82 CJ35. After redeploying, LTC Williams was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment in 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division where he served as a Battalion S3 and Battalion XO. While serving as a Battalion XO, LTC Williams deployed to Ramadi, Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn as one of the last Brigade Combat Teams in Iraq. After redeploying from Iraq, LTC Williams was assigned to Headquarters, 18th Fires Brigade (Abn), 82nd Airborne Division where he served as the Brigade Deputy Commanding Officer. In 2013, LTC Williams was reassigned to the 10th Mountain Division (Light), at Fort Drum, NY. He has served in the Division Fire Support Element since July 2013.
LTC Williams has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from North Georgia College, a Masters of Arts in Organizational Leadership from the University of Oklahoma, and a Masters of Military Arts and Science from the School of Advanced Military Studies. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, and the Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device, the Combat Action Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, and the Ranger Tab.