Charlie E. Williams, Jr.
Defense Contract Management Agency
Charlie E. Williams Jr., is the Director, Defense Contract Management Agency. As the Director, Mr. Williams is responsible for leading a Department of Defense agency that consists of more than 10,600 civilians and military personnel who execute worldwide contract management responsibilities, covering more than 19,800 contractors and more than $236 billion in unliquidated obligations.
In Mr. Williams’ previous assignment, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Contracting, in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, and the U.S. member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Airborne Early Warning and Control Program Board of Directors. His prior assignments included Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Contracting in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force from March 2002 to 2003 and as team lead of Program Executive Officer and Designated Acquisition Commander programs.
Mr. Williams entered federal service in 1982 through the Air Force Logistics Command’s Mid-Level Management Training Program, Kelly Air Force Base, Texas. Upon graduation, he served as Senior Buyer and Contracting Officer for F100 and TF39 engines at Kelly. From 1984 to 1987, Mr. Williams was a procurement analyst in the Resources and Analysis Division of the Headquarters Air Force Logistics Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
He participated in the Air Force’s prestigious Education with Industry program for a year, working at General Electric’s Aircraft Engines Division, Cincinnati, Ohio, from June 1987 to July 1988. Following this year of duty in the private sector, Mr. Williams became the Director of Business Strategy in the Acquisition Logistics Division at Wright-Patterson.
In 1990, Mr. Williams was named Chief, Logistics Support Contracting Division, and then to Deputy Chief for Resources, Management and Analysis, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson in 1992.
Mr. Williams is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps and is Level III certified in Contracting. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, and a master’s degree from Tennessee State University, Nashville. He is also a 1996 graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, where he earned a second master’s degree in national resource management. His awards and recognitions include a Special Service Award, Meritorious Civilian Service Award, Exceptional Civilian Service Award and Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award.