Chief Master Sgt. Maurice L. Williams will succeed Chief Master Sgt. Ronald C. Anderson as command chief master sergeant of the Air National Guard, ANG announced Aug. 27.
“Chief Williams has led from the front at every level to include squadron, group, wing, and as the senior enlisted advisor for the state of Kansas,” said ANG Director Lt. Gen. Michael A. Loh, who chose Williams for the role, in a release. “He’s a self-starter, an exceptional wingman, and will be a huge asset to our joint team.”
Williams currently serves as the Kansas National Guard’s command senior enlisted adviser.
In his more than three decades in uniform, Williams deployed to Europe and the Middle East, studied at U.S. military institutions including the Community College of the Air Force and National Defense University, and earned degrees in criminal justice and business administration before getting his M.B.A. in 2015, according to his Air Force biography.
His leadership experience includes serving as North Carolina state command chief, and as the command chief of the state’s 145th Airlift Wing. Williams also served on the command staffs of U.S. European Command and Air Forces Central Command, and chaired the Air National Guard Enlisted Field Advisory Council.
“The Airmen of the Air National Guard are amazing folks, and I am extremely grateful to be representing them as their new Command Chief,” Williams said in the release. “As a country, we are all living in unprecedented times, but what hasn’t changed is the Air National Guard’s dedication to supporting our communities when needed most. Thank you for your continued dedication to the country and thank you for allowing me to represent you.”
“Chief Williams brings a lifetime of dedicated service and experience in the Air Guard,” Anderson said in the release. “There is no better choice to lead our Airmen; the future is bright for our ANG.”