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COLONEL JOSHUA P. WILLIAMS

Colonel Joshua P. Williams is the Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) and Special Operations Forces (SOF), Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He is responsible for more than 2,600 personnel nationwide and acquisition execution of a $22 billion portfolio developing, producing, testing, modifying, fielding, and supporting Air Force ISR and SOF platforms, and related sub-systems.

Prior to that, Colonel Joshua P. Williams was the Senior Materiel Leader, Strategic Warning & Surveillance Systems Directorate, Peterson SFB, Colorado. 

Colonel Williams was born in Brigham City, Utah and earned his commission as a graduate of the University of Utah’s AFROTC program. He has served as a project manager in the Joint Expeditionary Force Exercise (JEFX), Global Command and Control Air Force (GCCS-AF), Mobile Consolidated Command Center (MCCC), Global Sensor Integrated Network (GSIN), and the F-22 (Increment 3.2A/B) program offices. He also served in HQ AFMC as the Deputy, Senior Leader Management, and completed intermediate development education as an Air Force Fellow, Lean Aerospace Initiative, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Colonel Williams recently completed his senior development education at the Eisenhower School of Strategy and Resourcing and was the Materiel Leader, Air Force Distributed Common Ground System.

EDUCATION:
2001  Bachelor of Science in Finance and Information Systems, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
2002  Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL
2007  Missile Correlation Center Crew Operations, Schriever AFB, CO
2007  Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL
2008  Master of Business Administration, Troy University, Troy, AL
2011  Air Command and Staff College – Non-Residence
2015  Master of Science, Engineering and Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2018  Master of Science, National Strategy and Resourcing, Eisenhower School, National Defense University


DUTY ASSIGNMENTS:
1.    January 2002 – January 2003, Assistant Regional Director of Admissions, West Region, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
2.    January 2003 – August 2004, Joint Expeditionary Force Exercise Project Officer, Command and Control Enterprise Integration Officer, Hanscom Air Force Base, MA
3.    August 2004 – July 2005, Chief, Global Command and Control AF Security Branch, Global Information Grid Systems Group, Hanscom Air Force Base, MA
4.    July 2005 – January 2006, Chief, Global Command and Control Integration and Baseline Management Branch, Global Information Grid Systems Group, Hanscom Air Force Base, MA
5.    January 2006 – December 2006, Deputy Program Manager, Mobile Consolidated Command Center, 850 Electronic Systems Group, Peterson Air Force Base, CO
6.    December 2006 – December 2007, Deputy Program Manager, Distributed Command and Control Node, 850 Electronic Systems Group, Peterson Air Force Base, CO
7.    December 2007 – January 2010, Chief, COCOM Initiative Branch, 850 Electronic Systems Group, Peterson Air Force Base, CO
8.    January 2010 – May 2012, F-22 Modernization Program Manager, F-22 Division, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH
9.    May 2012 – June 2013, Deputy Chief, Senior Leader Management, HQ Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH
10.    June 2013 – February 2015, Air Force Fellow, Lean Aerospace Initiative, System Design and Management Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
11.    February 2015 – June 2017, Materiel Leader, Air Force Distributed Common Ground System, Command, Command, Control, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Division, Robins AFB, GA
12.    June 2017 – July 2018, Student, Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Ft. McNair, VA
14.    July 2018 – July 2019, Chief, Command and Control Division, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C.
15.    July 2019 – August 2022, Senior Materiel Leader, Strategic Warning and Surveillance Systems Division, Peterson AFB, Colorado
16.    August 2022 – Present, PEO, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) and Special Operations Forces (SOF), Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

ACQUISITION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM CERTIFICATIONS
Program Management Level III, 2012
Program Management Level II, 2007

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
The Legion of Merit Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with one oak leaf cluster National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Air Force Longevity Service with two oak leaf clusters

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:

2001 Distinguished Graduate, Reserve Officer Training Corps
2007 Distinguished Graduate, Squadron Officer School
2008 850 Electronic System Group Lance P. Sijan Award Nominee
2008 850 Electronic System Group CGO of the Year
2011 Abrahamson Award Finalist (PM of the Year for Aeronautical System Center)
2012 HQ AFMC A1 Field Grade Officer of the Quarter (4th)
2012 HQ AFMC A1 Field Grade Officer of the Year
2015 Federal Acquisition Agile Team of the Year (Entire Federal Government)
2016 AQ/AZ Battle Management Directorate Outstanding Acquisition Manager of the Year (O-4/O-5)

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Second Lieutenant  28 December, 2001
First Lieutenant 28 December, 2003
Captain 28 December, 2005
Major 1 December, 2011
Lieutenant Colonel 1 February, 2015
Colonel 1 March, 2019    

(Current May 2022)