US Army Quartermaster Corps


The Quartermaster Hall of Fame award is the highest form of recognition the Corps offers. This much coveted award honors individuals who are judged to have made the most significant contributions to the overall history and traditions of the Quartermaster Corps.

CW4 Cornelius B. Williams
Class of 2020

CW4 Williams entered active duty as an Enlisted Soldier on 2 February 1973 and rapidly rose to the rank of Sergeant First Class. Recognizing his potential for increased responsibility the Army selected and appointed him Warrant Officer in August 1986. CW4 Williams retired from active duty on 21 May 2003 culminating a 30-year career as the Forces Command Food Advisor. In that capacity he was responsible for providing staff supervision of the Army Food Program for 10 installations operating 116 dining facilities  feeding over 19 million meals in garrison and over 20 million meals under field conditions annually. His other notable assignments included: Food Advisor Third Army, Army Central Comment with deployments to Kuwait; Food Advisor 2nd Infantry Division Korea; Food Advisor 24th Infantry Division Fort Stewart, Food Advisor 2nd Armored Division Carlstadt, Germany with deployment to Saudi Arabia in support of both “Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm”; Food Advisor Headquarters and Headquarters Battery United States Army Field Artillery Training Center, Fort Sill, and Food Advisor Headquarters & Headquarters Battery 214th Field Artillery Brigade, Fort Sill. CW4 Williams is a graduate of the Warrant Officer Career College Candidate Course, Advanced Staff and Senior Staff Courses and the Quartermaster Center and School Contracting Officer Representative Course.

His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science with a major in Business Administration from Central Texas College. CW4 Williams is authorized to wear the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Army Achievement Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters. Other decorations include the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Stars, Southwest Asia Medal with Bronze Star, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Saudi/Kuwait Liberation Medal, and the Kuwait Liberation Medal.