A state trooper with long ties to Eastern Carolina has been promoted to colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.
First Sgt. Marvin Williams works out of the Highway Patrol's Greenville office, and prior to that he was stationed in Kinston, Jacksonville and Trenton.
As a colonel in the reserves, Williams will be Reserve Director of the Department of Public Safety at Camp Lejeune. While deployed, Williams has served in many capacities during Operations Enduring/Iraqi Freedom such as: Assistant Information Operations Officer (Psychological Ops.), Combat Camera Coordinator, Customs Officer, Humanitarian Assistance Coordinator, and Force Protection Officer for the II Marine Expeditionary Force.
While on stateside, Williams has served as the Provost Marshall for Marine Corps Installations East, responsible for the security of bases such as Camp Lejeune, New River Air Station, Cherry Point Air Station, Beaufort Marine Corps Base, Albany Marine Corps Base, Blount Island Command and Quantico Marine Corps Base.
Williams is also an accomplished author and has published two books.