Leidos names defense group logistics VP
Lt. Gen. Darrell K. Williams joins the Reston-based contractor
Reston-based Fortune 500 federal contractor Leidos Holdings Inc. announced Thursday it has hired retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Darrell K. Williams as vice president of defense group logistics, effective immediately.
Williams most recently served as the director of the Fort Belvoir-based Defense Logistics Agency, where he oversaw the Department of Defense’s combat support agency for worldwide logistics and the National Defense Stockpile, an international network of 25 distribution centers, as well as the department’s process for reverse logistics. He oversaw more than 25,000 military personnel and civilians. In his new role, he will be involved with the planning, oversight and execution of logistics of the defense group.
“Darrell brings a deep understanding of our customers’ ‘can’t fail’ missions and an unwavering commitment to their success,” Gerry Fasano, Leidos Defense Group president, said in a statement. “Through his experience directing supply chains for the U.S. military, as well as federal, state, local and international partners, and overseeing the National Defense Stockpile, Darrell has demonstrated strong leadership, supporting optimization and change management.”
Williams graduated from the Hampton Institute’s Reserve Officer Training Corps program and was commissioned into the Army Quartermaster Corps in 1983. He is also a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College, the School of Advanced Military Studies and the National War College. Williams earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Hampton Institute and his master’s degrees in military arts and sciences, national security and strategic studies as well as business management.
With annual revenues of $11.09 billion last year and 37,000 employees, Leidos is a Fortune 500 company that specializes in technology and engineering services for federal defense agencies.