Captain Christopher M. Williams
H&S Battalion Company B, Company Commander
Christopher M. Williams, a native of St. Petersburg, Florida, enlisted in the United States Air Force after high school in 2003. He served four years on active duty in the Air Force Medical Service, including thirty months overseas assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom. He was honorably discharged at the conclusion of his enlistment in 2007.
During that enlistment, he earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Maryland University College. After, he attended Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana, and graduated in 2011 with a juris doctor and a certificate of specialization in international and comparative law. He was selected to attend the Marine Corps' Officer Candidate School after his second year of law school and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in August of 2010.
After law school, Second Lieutenant Williams reported to Marine Corps Base Quantico in August of 2011 where he served as a Special Assistance U.S. Attorney prosecuting crimes occurring aboard Quantico and other federal lands in the Eastern District of Virginia. He reported to The Basic School in March of 2012. While there, he was promoted to First Lieutenant. First Lieutenant Williams graduated in September 2012 and reported to the Naval Justice School, Newport, Rhode Island, in October 2012.
After graduating Naval Justice School, First Lieutenant Williams arrived at the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Marine Corps Installations Pacific, Okinawa, Japan, in January of 2013. Here, he worked in installation and administrative law reviewing orders and ethics opinions for the commanding general. During this time, he was promoted to Captain and spent a year in foreign jurisdiction liaising with Japanese government officials in order to resolve matters affecting the Status of Forces Agreement between the U.S. and Japan.
In January of 2015, Captain Williams checked in at the Okinawa Branch of the Defense Services Organization where he served as a military defense counsel for 18 months representing Marines and Sailors pending punitive action. In the summer of 2016, Captain Williams transferred to the Victims' Legal Counsel Organization and spent 18 months representing victims of crimes in the military justice system.
From February to August of 2018 Captain Williams was deployed to Kuwait and Iraq in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve assessing allegations of civilian casualties resulting from Coalition activities.
Captain Williams is a graduate of the Expeditionary Warfare School Distance Education Program and a distinguished graduate of the Command and Staff College Distance Education Program. His awards include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Air Force Good Conduct Medal, and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.