John Williams II Ph.D.
Forward Element, FAST Director, US Army Futures Cmmand, DEVCOM
LTC John M. Williams II is an Army acquisition officer with nearly 18 years of service on active duty. His early career included leading Soldiers in adopting new technology in combat operations, training warfighters on new systems in preparation for deployment, and educating future officers as faculty within the Department of Chemistry & Life Sciences at USMA. Since transitioning to the Army Acquisition Corps, LTC Williams has led teams in developing, procuring, and fielding advanced virtual training systems, as well as leading Science & Technology Portfolio Integration at the DEVCOM Chemical Biological Center, with emphasis on Army modernization, and CBRNE defense. LTC Williams earned a BS in Chemistry from USMA, an MA in Leadership from UT El Paso, an MS in Biomedical Engineering from UNC-Chapel Hill, and a Ph.D. in Material Science from Vanderbilt. LTC Williams currently serves as the DEVCOM INDOPACIFIC Field Assistance Science & Technology Director.