CSM(R) Earnest Williams
Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Earnest Williams is a native of Paterson, New Jersey. He entered military service with The United States Army on September 30, 1985. His last military assignment was as the New Jersey National Guard’s State Command Sergeant Major.
In May 2022, CSM(R) Williams was selected to serve as Director for the New Jersey Youth ChalleNGe Academy. In this capacity he oversees academic offerings, counseling, medical services, service-to-community, staff training & professional development, religious services, assessments, mental health, and academic and community partnerships. In addition, he actively supports the Academy’s strategic planning, recruiting, marketing and post-residential planning efforts.