War Forged Leadership

War Forged Leadership

by Tom Williams
War Forged Leadership

War Forged Leadership

by Tom Williams


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ISBN-13: 9798869139757
Publisher: Tom Williams
Publication date: 01/22/2024
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.22(d)

About the Author

Tom Williams was born on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington on January 7th 1995. Williams graduated from Seaside High School, located in Seaside Oregon and enlisted in the United States Army as a Military Intelligence Analyst with Airborne in 2013. Upon completion of Basic Combat Training (Honor Graduate), Advanced Individual Training, and Airborne School he was assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Stuttgart, Germany, where he won 10th Special Forces Group Soldier of the Year and competed in the 1st Special Forces Command (Provisional) Soldier of the Year competition.Following promotion to Sergeant, he was assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. While deployed to Iraq, then Sergeant Williams was selected to serve as the Brigade's Targeting Non-Commissioned Officer in charge of Task Force Falcon's Targeting Cell during Operation Inherent Resolve in 2017. His efforts in the fight against ISIS enabled his Brigade to be credited with the military defeat of ISIS by President Donald Trump. Following the deployment, he graduated from the Military Intelligence Analyst Advanced Leaders Course (Commandant's List) and promoted to Staff Sergeant. He was then assigned as the Battalion Intelligence Sergeant in 2nd Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment (Airborne).In 2018, he was selected for Green to Gold (Active Duty Option). He commissioned as a Infantry branch detailed Military Intelligence Second Lieutenant in 2021 from the University of Toledo, Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Minor in Military Science with dual honors. He was the number one cadet in his ROTC program, Distinguished Military Graduate, a George C. Marshal Scholar, a member of SALUTE Veterans Honor Society, and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.Following the Infantry Basic Officer Leaders Course, 1LT Williams was assigned to 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 11th Airborne Division (Arctic) at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska where he served as a Rifle Platoon Leader in Apache Company. His Platoon was selected to represent the 11th Airborne Division on its first trilateral exercise into Indonesia (Garuda Shield 2022).
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