Colonel Sean C. Williams is a 1995 graduate of the United States Military Academy, earning a Bachelors of Science with a focus on Life Sciences. He holds Masters Degrees from Kansas State University in Security Studies (2007), United States Army Command and General Staff College in Theater Operations (2007) and Strategic Operations (2015), and Webster University in Business Administration (2006).
Colonel Williams’ first assignments were in Germany as an Armor lieutenant, where he served as a tank, mechanized infantry, and scout platoon leader, with time deployed to Bosnia during Operation JOINT ENDEAVOR. He later served as the Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, Special Operations Command Europe in Stuttgart, Germany and participated in Operation NOBLE ANVIL. Following completion of Special Forces training, Colonel Williams was assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Carson, Colorado. Following command of two Special Forces Operational Detachments-Alpha, the Group Headquarters Company, and a Special Forces Company, he served as both Battalion and Group level Operations Officer and Group Executive Officer. During this time, he deployed for five rotations in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM with the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Arabian Peninsula. He left 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) to command the Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne to lead advisor teams with the Afghan Uniformed Police throughout Kunar Province in Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. He later served as the Deputy Executive Officer to the 38th Chief of Staff of the United States Army, and most recently completed the Senior Service College through the Advanced Strategic Leadership Studies Program at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Colonel Williams is married and has two children.
Wesley D. Potter is a native of Oregon. He was selected to be the Deputy to the Garrison commander in 2013. He is charged with providing post-wide services in support of Soldiers and their Families.
Previous assignments include Deputy to the Garrison Commander, Hohenfels, Germany; Chief of Operations, IMCOM Pacific Region; Director Emergency Services IMCOM Pacific; Operations Officer, IMCOM Pacific Region and Director of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, U.S. Army Garrison Japan.
Mr. Potter holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from Eastern Washington University and a Master of Arts Degree in Business Administration and Health Care Management from Webster University.
Other significant training includes the Garrison Leaders Course, Cost Management Certification Course, Continuing Education for Senior Leaders, Antiterrorism Level IV and the Civilian Education System Advance Course.
His awards and honors include the Superior Civilian Service Awards, Stallwart Award and the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service.
Mr. Potter is married and has three children.
Fort Wainwright Garrison Command Sergeant Major
Command Sergeant Major Kevin M. King is a native of Saint. Albans, Vermont. He entered military service in May 1993 as a Field Artillery Cannon Crewman with Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill Oklahoma and was awarded the 13 Bravo MOS.
His initial assignment was to the 1st Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks Hawaii, where he served as an (M198) 155mm Towed Light Howitzer Cannoneer from September 1993 thru December 1996. His next duty assignment was to the 1st Battalion, 321st Field Artillery Regiment (Airborne) Ft. Bragg North Carolina, where he was promoted to Sergeant and served as a Gunner, Ammunition Team Chief, and Howitzer Section Chief on the M198 155mm Howitzer from December 1996 to June 1999. Following his promotion to Staff Sergeant he was assigned as a Basic Combat Training Drill Sergeant with the 2nd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment Ft. Jackson South Carolina from June 1999 thru August 2001. Upon completion of his Drill Sergeant duty he was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment (light) 172nd Infantry Brigade (Separate) Ft. Wainwright Alaska where he was selected for promotion to SFC and served as the Battalion’s Assistant Operations Sergeant, Schools NCO, Air NCO from August 2001 to June 2002. Next he served as the Gunnery and Platoon Sergeant for Bravo Battery, 4th Battalion 11th Field Artillery from June 2002 thru June 2004. He then transitioned to be the Battalion Master Gunner (M119A2) from June 2004 thru August 2005 until he was selected for promotion to Master Sergeant and deployed with the Battalion to Operation Iraqi Freedom 05-07, midway thru the deployment he was promoted to First Sergeant and assumed responsibility of Charlie Battery, 4th Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment as the Firing Battery First Sergeant from April 2006 thru March 2008. After returning from deployment he was reassigned and assumed responsibility as the Headquarters and Headquarters Service Battery First Sergeant 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment Ft. Wainwright Alaska from March 2008 thru September 2009 where he deployed the unit to Operation Iraqi Freedom 08-09. His next assignment was with 7th Brigade Cadet Command Central Michigan University ROTC where he served as the Senior Military Instructor from January 2010 thru July 2011 and was selected for promotion to Sergeant Major and attendance to the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA) Ft. Bliss Texas Class #62 form July 2011 thru June 2012. Upon completion of the Sergeants Major Academy he was selected for promotion to Command Sergeant Major and assigned to 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Light) 4th Infantry Division Ft. Carson Colorado where he served as the Brigade Rear Detachment Operations Sergeant Major from August 2012 thru April 2013 until he assumed responsibility for the 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment as the Command Sergeant Major from April 2013 thru March 2015 along with deploying the Battalion to Operation Enduring Freedom 14. In April 2014 Command Sergeant Major King was selected to serve as the Ft. Wainwright Alaska Garrison Command Sergeant Major and in May of 2015 he assumed those responsibilities.
Command Sergeant Major King holds an Associate Degree in Business Management from North Country Community College, Bachelors of Implied Management from Grand Canyon University, and a Masters in Leadership Development from the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP). His military education includes Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, First Sergeants Course, United States Army Sergeant Majors Academy (Class#62), Battle Staff Course, Drill Sergeant School, Master Fitness Training Course, Airborne Training, Air Assault Course, Field Artillery Maintenance Course, Combat Lifesaver Course.
Command Sergeant Major King’s awards include; Bronze Star Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (with three Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with three Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with one Silver Oak Leaf Cluster), Valorous Unit Award, Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal w/bronze star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with one Campaign Star), Iraq Campaign Medal (with two Campaign Stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, The Noncommissioned Officer Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 5), North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal (NATO), Combat Action Badge, Airborne Badge, Air Assault Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Silver), and Danish Contingent March Medal. CSM King is a recipient of the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara, Saint George and a member of the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.
CSM King is married and has two children.