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Williams to leave MCLB after four years

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Commanding General of Albany's Marine Base is being transferred to Washington D. C. at the end of the month.

Major General Willie Williams was stationed in Albany for four years and says he saw the base grow.

Workers are repairing more vehicles at MCLB, and more civilian employees and Marines are traveling to war zones to do that logistics work. General Williams says he expects that role to expand in the future. 

"We are viewed as the logistics arm of the Marine Corps," said Gen. Williams. "We can provide service anywhere around the world. Yeah, we're headquartered here, and deployed from here, but the capabilities we are doing is much more diverse,"

The 57-year-old Williams has been a Marine for 35 years, and will be in charge of the Marine Posture Program at the Pentagon.

He will be succeeded at the Albany base by Brigadier General Jim Kessler.


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