Jeff Williams

Chief Operating Officer - iLAMP Oregon LLC

Colonel (retired, US Army) JEFFREY WILLIAMS brings a broad range of technological, engineering, systems integration, operations, international relations, and project management experience to the team.

An astronaut since 1996, Williams flew four space flights dedicated to the ISS assembly and operations.  The first was the 10-day Space Shuttle flight STS-101 in 2000.  The latter three flights were long-duration expeditions to ISS, each launching on Russian Soyuz spacecraft, in 2006, 2009-10, and 2016, respectively.  Williams has twice commanded the ISS, performed five spacewalks (four U.S. and one Russian), and accumulated 534 total days in space. He retired from NASA in January 2024.

With more than 3100 hours in more than 50 types of aircraft, Williams has over 40 years of operational experience in Army aviation and NASA flight operations.  He served as an experimental test pilot for the Army.  In addition to space flights, over the 32 years with NASA, he worked in Space Shuttle flight software validation, NASA HQ legislative affairs, Space Shuttle cockpit upgrade project management, ISS hardware/software operational integration and validation, ISS assembly and operations integration, spacewalk operational development, and was a frequent public speaker.  He also served on an ISS bilateral American-Russian executive-level oversight committee and chaired the international panel responsible for ISS crew assignments, qualification, and training.

Colonel Williams is a graduate of the Naval Test Pilot School.  His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Engineering from the United States Military Academy, a Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering and Degree of Aeronautical Engineer from the Naval Postgraduate School, a Master of Art Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, and a Doctor of Ministry from The Master’s Seminary.  He is proficient in the Russian language.

Williams is the author of The Work of His Hands – A View of God’s Creation from Space, a regular conference speaker, a director on several non-profit boards, and serves as an elder in his church.  He and his wife, Anna-Marie, have two sons and seven grandchildren.  They reside in Battle Ground, Washington.

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