Viewpoint: Gen. Williams is a Winner

We all know that it's a part of the military culture for leaders at the Marine Corps Logisitics Base to come and go. We would like to join in with others in our community in saluting Major General Willie Williams, who is leaving Albany and Logisitics Command and transferring to Washington, DC.

General Williams will take charge of the Marine Pacific Posture Program at the Pentagon. Also outgoing Base Commander Col. Christian Haliday is going to Headquarters Marine Corps to work in the Installations and Logistics Division.

Major General Williams has been the Commanding General of Marine Corps Logistics Command since June 2005. While a member of the SW Georgia community, the 35-year marine worked closely with the community, specifically working with area colleges assisting students in furthering their education and developing the workforce.

Major General Williams also oversaw growth at the base. Workers are repairing more vehicles at MCLB and more civilian employees and Marines are traveling to war zones to do that logistics work. Both Major General Williams and his wife have been an important part of the SW Georgia community...

During his tenure, Col. Haliday oversaw the revitalization of the base with many construction projects including replacing infrastructure. The base now has 110 new housing units, replacing the 1950's era housing. He worked hard emphasized community relations with events like "a day in the life of a Marine."

To both, we say thank you for always being faithful, not only to the Marines Corp but to this community.