Academic journal article Air Power History

Meet the New Executive Director

Academic journal article Air Power History

Meet the New Executive Director

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On June 21, 2004, Col. George K. Williams, USAF (Ret.) was named to be the new Executive Director, Air Force Historical Foundation. He succeeds Col. Joseph Marston, USAF (Ret.).

A native of southeastern Colorado, Colonel Williams is a graduate of West Point, Class of 1968. He served ten years as an Army combat arms officer, attended Ranger School, served with the 82d Airborne Division and commanded at the platoon and company levels in the 1/1 Cavalry in Vietnam, where he was awarded two Silver Stars, a Purple Heart, and other decorations. He attended Cornell University for his master's degree in American Studies and subsequently taught in the English Department at West Point. After an exchange tour on the faculty of the Air Force Academy, he initiated an interservice transfer to the Air Force. He has had a long association with the E-3 AWACS at various operational and staff levels in the U.S., NATO, and Saudi Arabia. In 1981, Williams entered Oxford University where he earned his Ph. …

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