Small Wars Journal

Phillip W. Williams Jr.


Phil Williams is the managing member of Williams & Associates, LLC; a law firm based in Gadsden, AL. His primary focus in the practice of law is largely in the areas of civil litigation, municipal/governmental general counsel, as well as a thriving real estate practice. In addition to his day-to-day employment Phil currently is serving in his second term as the State Senator for the Tenth District of Alabama. Aside from his civilian experience Phil also comes from a family with a strong military tradition. He is an Airborne Ranger and recently retired with the rank of Colonel after 30 years of service in the Army Reserve and National Guard. Since 9/11 he has served two combat tours in the Global War on Terror, one each in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as one tour in the Pentagon on the Army Staff’s Special Operations Division. His military awards include the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Star Medals, the Meritorious Service Medal, three Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, the Humanitarian Service Medal, both the Afghan and Iraq Campaign Medals with 3 campaign stars, The Ranger Tab, Senior Parachutist Wings, the Pathfinder Badge, German Parachutist Wings and the Combat Action Badge.

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