Capt. Pat L. Williams, USN (Ret)

Program Director, Engagement and Transition Services

Capt. Pat L. Williams, USN (Ret)

Capt. Pat L. Williams, USN (Ret) is a native of Webb, Mississippi, and has been stationed in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., area for the last several years.


Williams is a Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR); earned a Certificate of Mastery in Diversity & Inclusion; and holds a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy, Organization and Management–specialization in Human Resources Management) from Capella University, Minneapolis, Minn. Williams served in the U.S. Navy for 35 years in multiple high visibility leadership positions with a broad organizational background. Most recently, she served as the Deputy Comptroller & Deputy Director, Field Support Activity/Budget Submitting Office at the Navy Yard as Comptroller for the Chief of Naval Operations and staff.


Throughout her career, Williams has amassed a wealth of personnel and financial management experience, along with years of coaching and mentoring. You may think that having a Ph.D and certified HR Professional would mean all work and no play, but Williams enjoys going to Nationals baseball games, reading a good suspense or romance novel and you will most likely find her out on the Mount Vernon trail getting ready to tackle that next 5K charity running race!

Career Highlights

  • Served as the chief diversity officer of the U.S. Naval Academy
  • Served as the first as Director of Admissions when she graciously accepted the Managerial Leadership Award at the 15th Annual Women of Color Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) Conference as a tribute to her recruitment and development work
  • Part time appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy faculty staff as a Leadership and Ethics instructor
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