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Jeffrey N. Williams (Colonel, USA)BIOG



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*Jeffrey N. Williams (Colonel, USA)
NASA Astronaut*

*PERSONAL DATA: *Born, January 18, 1958 in Superior, Wisconsin, but 
considers Winter, Wisconsin to be his hometown. Married to the former 
Anna-Marie Moore of Newburgh, New York. They have two sons. Enjoys 
running, fishing, camping, skiing, scuba diving and woodworking. His 
parents, Lloyd D. and Eunice A. Williams, reside in Winter, Wisconsin. 
Her mother, Gloria M. Moore, resides in Modena, New York. Her father, S. 
Stevens Moore, is deceased.

*EDUCATION:* Graduated from Winter High School, Winter, Wisconsin, in 
1976; received a bachelor of science degree in applied science and 
engineering from the U.S. Military Academy (USMA) in 1980, a master of 
science degree in aeronautical engineering and the degree of 
aeronautical engineer from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, both in 
1987, and a master of arts degree in National security and strategic 
studies from the U.S. Naval War College in 1996.

*ORGANIZATIONS: *Association of the U.S. Army, Society of Experimental 
Test Pilots, American Helicopter Society, Army Aviation Association of 
America, USMA Association of Graduates, Order of Daedalians, Officer 
Christian Fellowship.

*SPECIAL HONORS: *Graduated first in U.S. Naval Test Pilot School class 
103; 1988 Admiral William Adger Moffett Award for Excellence in 
Aeronautical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School; 1985 Daedalian 
Foundation Fellowship Award for Graduate Study in Aeronautics. Awarded 
Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, 2 Meritorious Service 
Medals, the Army Commendation Medal, NASA Space Flight Medal, NASA 
Exceptional Service Medal, and various other service awards. Master Army 
Aviator, Senior Space and Parachutist badges.

*PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: *As a cadet Williams competed on the West Point 
sport parachute team and also held ratings of sport parachute jumpmaster 
and instructor. Williams received his commission as a second lieutenant 
from the U.S. Military Academy in May 1980 and was designated an Army 
aviator in September 1981. He completed a three-year assignment in 
Germany where he served in the 3rd Armored Divisionís aviation 
battalion. Following his return to the United States, Williams completed 
a graduate program in aeronautical engineering, and was subsequently 
selected for an Army assignment at the Johnson Space Center (JSC), where 
he served for over 4 years. In 1992, Williams was selected for the Naval 
Test Pilot School. After graduation in June 1993, he served as an 
experimental test pilot and Flight Test Division Chief in the Armyís 
Airworthiness Qualification Test Directorate at Edwards Air Force Base, 
California. In 1995, he was selected for attendance at the Naval War 
College command and staff course as an Army exchange officer.

Williams has logged over 2,500 hours in more than 50 different aircraft.

*NASA EXPERIENCE: *Williams began an Army assignment at JSC in 1987. 
Until his transfer in 1992, he served as a Shuttle launch and landing 
operations engineer, a pilot in the Shuttle Avionics Integration 
Laboratory, and chief of the Operations Development Office, Flight Crew 
Operations Directorate. Selected by NASA in May 1996, Williams again 
reported to JSC in August 1996. After completing two years of training 
and evaluation, he performed technical duties in the Spacecraft Systems 
Branch and later in the Space Station Operations Branch on temporary 
assignment to Marshall Space Flight Center. In May 2000, he served as 
the flight engineer and lead spacewalker on STS-101. Since STS-101, he 
has served in the EVA Branch of the Astronaut Office, led the 
development of the cockpit upgrade requirements for the Space Shuttle, 
and completed a temporary assignment at NASA Headquarters in support of 
legislative affairs. In July 2002, Williams commanded a nine-day 
undersea coral reef expedition operating from the National Oceanic & 
Atmospheric Administrationís Aquarius habitat off the coast of Florida. 
Since November 2002, he has been training for an upcoming long-duration 
expedition on the International Space Station (ISS) shuttling between 
JSC and Star City, Russia. Williams was the backup Commander and Soyuz 
Flight Engineer for the 12th Expedition to the ISS launched on September 
30, 2005.

Williams is currently completing final preparations as the Flight 
Engineer and Science Officer for Expedition 13 scheduled to launch on 
the Russian Soyuz TMA 8 from Baikonur, Kazakhstan on March 29, 2006 for 
an approximate six-month flight.

*SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE: *STS-101 Atlantis (May 19-29, 2000) was the 
third Shuttle mission devoted to International Space Station (ISS) 
construction. Objectives included transporting and installing over 5,000 
pounds of equipment and supplies, and included Williamsí first EVA 
(space walk) lasting nearly 7 hours. The mission was accomplished in 155 
orbits of the Earth, traveling 4.1 million miles in 236 hours and 9 
minutes.
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