Mr. Williford established a consulting firm in November 2022 to provide assessments and recommendations to all businesses attempting to gain access and conduct work in the Federal Government space. Daygenix Consulting provides professional consulting, mentoring, and coaching for businesses of all types through the steps required to develop partnerships with the Federal Government, assessing strategic plans, product development and contracting strategies to ensure success and provide a consulting advantage to win.

Mr. Williford retired from Federal service on October 31, 2022. His previous assignment was the Executive Director, Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, VA. In this position, he served as the senior civilian advisor to the Commander, the Commandant of the Marine Corps and the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research, Development & Acquisition. He was responsible for leading daily business operations for the Acquisition Command to equip and sustain Marine Fleet Forces with the most capable and cost effective full-spectrum ground weapon and information technology systems for current and future expeditionary and crisis-response operations. He led a team of 2500 acquisition professionals executing annually $13 billion of appropriations placing enhanced and modernized capability in the hands of 175,000 Marines.

Prior to reporting to Marine Corps Systems Command, Mr. Williford served as the Director, Integrated Warfare Systems Engineering, Naval Sea Systems Command (SEA 05H) responsible for oversight of $10 billion annually of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Combat Systems, and Intelligence systems (C5I) research, development, and delivery for all United States Navy warships. In this capacity, he was the Deputy Warranted Technical and Certification Authority for Navy Integrated Warfare Capability on all Ship classes and Submarines including strategic planning advanced warfighting concepts, integrated warfare systems engineering, human systems integration, warfare systems readiness, and cybersecurity.

Mr. Williford’s initial Senior Executive assignment was as the Director, Integrated Combat Systems, Program Executive Office, Integrated Warfare Systems, Naval Sea Systems Command responsible for systems engineering to develop world class integrated Combat Systems for the United States Navy. In this assignment, he was responsible for all Surface Ship and Submarine Combat Systems. He was responsible for 150+ programs with annual budget authority of $6.4 billion including the Aegis weapon system.

Mr. Williford was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in March 2012. He has over 38 years of service with the Department of Defense on active duty, within industry and as a Federal Civilian and 30 years as an acquisition professional. He is a member of the National Small Business Association Leadership Council.

Mr. Williford is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel and Combat Veteran of the Persian Gulf War (1990-1991) serving as an Air Defense Officer in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He is a graduate of the Citadel, Charleston SC and the University of Texas, San Antonio. Mr. Williford’s recent recognition is the 2022 Meritorious Presidential Rank Award and the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award.