Command Sergeant Major
Tommy A. Williams, US Army

Command Sergeant Major Tommy A. Williams 

U.S. Army, Retired

Inducted 2023

Tommy A. Williams was born on February 10, 1958 in Avon Park, Florida. After he graduated from Mulberry High School, Mulberry Florida, in spring of 1975, he enlisted in the Army. He attended basic training at Fort Jackson, SC followed by AIT at Fort Sill, OK. Over the next 34 years, Williams served in every enlisted leadership position as a Field Artilleryman from howitzer gunner to CSM of the Field Artillery. He served as Battalion Command Sergeant Major for both 3rd Bn 29th FA, a M109A6 battalion at Ft Carson, CO, and 3rd Bn 7th FA, a M119A1 battalion at Schofield Barracks, HI. He was then selected as the Division Artillery CSM for the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii. Upon his departure from Hawaii, CSM Williams next assumed duties as the senior NCO for the Army’s Developmental Test Command at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), New Mexico. In 2004, he was selected as CSM of the Field Artillery and Fort Sill, Army Installation. Immediately upon assuming these duties, CSM Williams aggressively initiated hands-on mentorship of the Army’s Senior Enlisted Artillery leadership. Under his leadership, individual artillery soldier standards, as well as Artillery Master Gunner Programs for cannon, rocket, and digital MOS’s were established, documented, and implemented throughout the Army.  His success led to his selection as the CSM for Fort Lewis and 1st U.S. Corps in 2005, where he provided oversight, support, and directly supervised the certifications of separate battalion, and brigade NCO's, Support Command, and I Corps Multi Component (Active, Guard, and Reserve) Combat Divisions for deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. In May 2007, CSM Williams became CSM for Multinational Security Transition Command-Iraq (MNSTC-I) and deployed to Baghdad. Upon returning from Iraq in 2008, CSM Williams served in his final assignment as the Senior Enlisted leader on the Joint Staff of the Directorate of Strategy, Plans, and Policy at U.S Central Command. Since his retirement in 2009, CSM Williams has been employed by Northrop Grumman Corporation as the Deputy Program Manager for the Air and Missile Defense Planning and Control Systems Tactical Services program.