James Williams

Executive VP - Military & Security Specialist

James is an international business consultant who has experience in numerous industries. He has been in executive positions in healthcare, information, software, high technology industries, financial services, and in international commerce trade industries.

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He has served his country for 38 years in the military with the United States Marine Corps and retired with the rank of Major General in 2010. He has commanded Marines at every level in combat operations and readiness. General Williams was last assigned as the Commanding General, 4th Marine Division and served on the Secretary of Defense’s Reserve Force Policy Board. Included in his military decorations are the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, the Korea Defense Medal, and the National Defense Medal, to name a few.

During the Carter and Reagan Presidencies, Major General Williams served as a Military White House Social Aide. He was serving at The White House during the Middle East Peace talks between Israel and Egypt, the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) with the Russians, the rescue attempt to free American hostages from Iran, and during the assassination attempt on President Reagan in 1981.

Major General Williams received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Slippery Rock University, PA. His education includes Master’s Degrees from Georgetown University in Government and National Affairs, and Yale University in Hospital Management and Public Health/Finance. He has completed program studies at Harvard’s JFK School of Government in the National and International Studies Program. General Williams has completed the LOGTECH Program, Center of Excellence in Logistics and Technology, University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School, Chapel Hill, North Carolina and a Master of Science in Strategic Studies, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.


Major General Williams has served or is serving on Boards of Directors and/or Boards of Advisors on the for-profit companies: Zenneck Power, LLC., Mobile Equity Corporation ‘dba’ Qruz, and DCG International. In the non-profit sector; The Tower Center at Southern Methodist University, the North Texas Crime Commission, the Admiral Nimitz Foundation and National Museum of the Pacific War, The American Board of Physician Specialties and Disaster Medicine Committee, The Veterans Coalition of North Central Texas, the VA Medical Center of North Texas, the World Craniofacial Foundation, The Bridge-Homeless Program, and International Learning of Texas School, a public charter school.

Major General Williams has repeatedly proven himself to be an asset at McBride Consulting and Business Development Group. His extensive experience in government, military, and other sectors makes him a knowledgeable and well-connected resource for us and our clients. In his spare time, James spends numerous hours helping Veterans and surviving spouses fight for the benefits and services they so rightfully deserve.

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