Major General Brett Williams
Director of Operations and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements
United States Air Force
Major General Brett T. Williams is the Director of Operations, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington D.C. The directorate is responsible for policy, guidance and oversight of Air Force air and weather operations, training and sourcing. It is the largest directorate on the Air Staff with more than 1,760 personnel, 18 divisions and three field operating agencies, including the Air Force Operations Group, Air Force Flight Standards Agency, and Air Force Weather Agency.
General Williams was commissioned in 1981 as a distinguished graduate of the ROTC program at Duke University. He is a graduate of Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training and the USAF Fighter Weapons Instructor Course. He has commanded a fighter squadron, combat operations group, and two combat wings. The General was the Air Combat Command Inspector General, a plans officer at U.S. Central Command, and Chief of the Air Staff’s Checkmate Division at the Pentagon. Prior to his current assignment, he was the U.S. Pacific Command Director of Communications Systems (J6). General Williams is a command pilot with more than 3,600 hours in the F-15C and more than 100 combat missions in Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Southern Watch, Northern Watch, and Iraqi Freedom.
Panel: The NextGen Advisory Committee - The Path Forward