R. Winston Williams
Winston Williams graduated from East Texas State University with a BS in economics and speech in 1962. While at ETSU, he was Deputy Commander of the Air Force ROTC Cadet Corps, Commander of the Arnold Air Society, and was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. He was also president of Alpha Psi Omega, was chosen to be in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, and held leading roles in several university play performances. Mr. Williams became a pilot in the Air Force, serving five years on active duty, and 26 years with the 136 Airlift Wing at Hensley Field in Dallas, retiring in July 1993 at the rank of Colonel and has over 9000 hours flying time. He flew C-l30 airlift missions in Operation Just Cause and was Vice Commander and Commander of the largest airlift wing in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He holds numerous awards and decorations including the Bronze Star for Valor. For the past ten years, Mr. Williams has been a corporate jet flight simulator instructor with CAE SimuFlite at DFW Airport. He is Lead Instructor for the Falcon 50 program and a member of the Instructor Advisory Council. He has been a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors since 1989 and has served on numerous committees. He is an avid supporter of the new Alumni Center. He received the Gold Blazer award in 2004. He has played the role of Sam Rayburn in a one act play written by Dr. Fred Tarpley on three occasions. Mr. Williams is the proud father of four sons and lives in Dallas.