Rear Adm. Jeromy B. Williams is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada. He was commissioned in 1993 following his graduation from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. He immediately reported to SEAL training and graduated in January 1994.
From 1994 to 1999, his operational assignments included two tours as assistant platoon commander, joint commissioned observer commander, assistant operations officer, and platoon commander. He served as a SEAL team operations officer from 2000 to 2001.
Rear Adm. Williams served as troop commander, operations officer, and executive officer from 2001 to 2006. He later served as squadron commanding officer from 2009-2012. He also served as deputy major commander and then as commodore from 2014 to 2017. Most recently, he served as deputy commander Special Operations Joint Task Force-Iraq for Operation Inherent Resolve in 2019-2020.
Rear Adm. Williams’ previous staff assignments include duty at the Joint Special Operations Command in 1999- 2000, crisis and contingency division chief at Special Operations Command Europe in 2007-2009, and Naval Special Warfare Officer Detailer at the Navy Personnel Command in 2012-2013. He was assigned to United States Special Operations Command from 2013 to 2014 and as deputy director for Integration and International Engagement in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations from 2018 to 2019.
A distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval War College, Rear Adm. Williams holds a master’s in national security and strategic studies. Selected by the Chief of Naval Operations as the Navy Military Fellow, he served at the Council on Foreign Relations in 2017-2018.
He currently serves as deputy director, Special Operations and Counterterrorism, J-3, Joint Staff.
Last Updated: 27 September 2021
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