Armed Forces News

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., swore in Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams as the school’s 60thsuperintendent, during a July 2 ceremony. Williams, a 1983 graduate of the school, becomes the first African American in its history to serve as commander. He earned master’s degrees in leadership development, military art and science, and national security and strategic studies. His previous military tours include serving as the deputy chief of staff for G/3/5/7 with U.S. Army Europe, deputy commanding general of the 2ndInfantry Division in Korea, commanding general for the U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command and assistant surgeon general for Warrior Care and Transition. He comes to West Point from Allied Land Command, NATO, Turkey, where he served as commander.