Garland Williams

Colonel Garland H. Williams, Ph.D., currently working as a Special Projects Coordinator for Aflac, the largest provider of supplemental insurance in the United States, served in the U.S. Army for 28 years, retiring as a Colonel.

During his military service, he commanded the U.S. Army Management Staff College, an accredited educational and training institution with a staff and faculty of 125 military and civilian personnel across two campuses, operating on a $58 million budget. In this role, which is equivalent to a college president, he oversaw development of course materials and research, while providing subject matter expertise. For seven years, Garland was a Dean and Vice President at the University of Phoenix.

A native of Atlanta, he earned both his Ph.D. and Master’s degrees from Duke University and his bachelor’s degree in pre-law and Journalism from Auburn University.

Garland has published two books – Engineering Peace and Perspectives On Leadership – and was inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame.