FORT LEE, VA. – U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command and Army Logistics University announce with immeasurable sadness the May 27 death of ALU President Michael Williams.

“Michael was a cherished senior leader in the logistics community, and will be sorely missed,” said Maj. Gen. Rodney Fogg, CASCOM and Fort Lee commanding general. “He was a Soldier for Life, veteran, family man and mentor to many.”

As a Senior Executive Service leader since October 2007, Williams was a keystone leader in America’s government civilian workforce, equivalent in rank to a general officer in the military. He was appointed president of ALU in March 2016.

Prior to his position here, Williams was the Director for Supply Policy, Programs and Processes in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, Headquarters Department of the Army, Washington, D.C.

Born July 21, 1960, in Hampton, Williams graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1983, where he was an all-American football player. He served with distinction as a military officer before transitioning to the civilian workforce and becoming an SES.


Fort Lee is the Army’s Home of Sustainment and supports the training, education and development of adaptive Army logistics professionals. Major organizations on the installation include the Defense Commissary Agency, Defense Contract Management Agency, Combined Arms Support Command, the Army Logistics University, U.S. Army Ordnance School, U.S. Army Quartermaster School and U.S. Army Transportation School. Fort Lee supports more than 90,000 Soldiers, retirees, veterans, family members and civilian employees in the local area with a regional economic impact of about $2.4 billion per year.