On U.S. House Floor, Spanberger Honors Retiring Major General Timothy P. Williams, Thanks Him for Years of Service to Virginia Army National Guard, Virginia Air National Guard, Virginia Defense Force

Williams Has Served as the 28th Adjutant General of Virginia Since 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger today spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to honor the service of Major General Timothy P. Williams — who is retiring as the 28th Adjutant General of Virginia.

Click here to watch her comments, and a full transcript is below.

I rise today to recognize Major General Timothy P. Williams.

For the last nine years, Major General Williams has served as the 28th Adjutant General of Virginia — displaying an unparalleled dedication to the members of the Virginia National Guard, Virginia Air National Guard, and Virginia Defense Force.

He has built a reputation of steady leadership in a time so often marked by turbulence.

His soldiers and airmen were on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis — completing more than 1,100 missions in response to the pandemic. During his tenure, the Virginia National Guard deployed to the U.S. Capitol following the January 6 insurrection. And later that year, his servicemembers helped evacuate thousands of our Afghan allies to safety.

Under the leadership of Major General Williams, Virginia soldiers have also deployed to Kuwait, the Horn of Africa, Iraq, Syria, Kosovo, and many more places.

While Major General Williams will officially retire on July 1, his service is not done. And I am confident that his resiliency, his devotion to duty, and his fervent patriotism will continue to inspire generations of brave Virginians who wish to lead from the front as he continues his service to our Commonwealth and the country.

Please join me in extending our country’s gratitude to Major General Timothy P. Williams for his service.

Williams was first sworn in to lead the Virginia Army National Guard, Virginia Air National Guard, and Virginia Defense Force on June 2, 2014. Earlier this year, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin announced the appointment of Brig. Gen. James W. Ring to serve as Williams’ successor.

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