COL William (Bill) Adamson

COL William (Bill) Adamson

Dates of Service: Jun 1983 - Jul 2013
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Promotions

  • SPC Oct 83
  • SP5 Dec 83
  • 2LT Feb 84
  • 1LT Mar 85
  • CPT Sep 87
  • MAJ Jun 95
  • LTC Sep 00
  • COL Jun 06
Commissioning Source:  OCS, Feb 1984

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Senior Military Analyst, Strategic Planner, and Program Manager with broad military, industry & interagency experience as a leader and multi-task team member excelling at executive coordination & strategic outreach. - Active Top Secret - SCI eligible security clearance - Expert at developing contingency plans and managing programs to support national policy / security objectives.

Military Experiences

Jun 2011 - Jul 2013
USD Policy
Division Chief
 Built and led teams in multiple 4-star staff organizations providing strategic analytic support during the development of priority ROK-US war plans & SECDEF guidance vital to U.S. security. • Provided OSD executive oversight of Global Force Management analyzing risk to the force and offering risk mitigation and recommended policy initiatives to senior policy executives making dynamic strategic deployment decisions for U.S. forces on short-notice classified missions. • Led time-sensitive coordination & executive briefings to obtain approval of classified SECDEF deployment orders. • Routinely worked closely with others collaborating on Korea related issues between OSD Asia-Pacific Security Affairs, State Department, Intelligence Community, USPACOM, and Joint Staff, J5.
Jun 2007 - Jun 2011
Plans Chief (J5)
• Presented the command's positions on various ROK-US alliance planning issues. Coordinates and synchronizes all operational plans, studies, and analyses producing all warfighting plans. • Adept at creative, critical thinking - led the development of eight US-ROK Alliance contingency plans operationally integrating Joint Force capabilities to employ up to 1.8M US and ROK personnel. Recognized by OSD as the SME for US-ROK contingency planning including various North Korean provocation, instability, and war scenarios. • Conducted hundreds of diplomatically sensitive, classified plans briefings to senior civilian and military executives of the US and ROK government including Secretaries Gates and Panetta. • Supervises a combined, joint staff of all Services of both the ROK & US officers.
Jul 2004 - Jul 2006
JIEDDO
Chief OPS & Intelligence
• Deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan to conduct a terrorist / insurgency IED threat assessment and training needs assessment prior to the surge period in Iraq advising 36 newly deployed units. The assessment and formal report informed the SECDEF decision to establish JIEDDO. • Perceptive writing and critical thinking skills - Led the draft of DoD’s IED Defeat strategy to include inputs to doctrinal updates and wrote DOD Directive 2000.19 establishing JIEDDO. • Highly proficient at intelligence and operations briefings for senior OSD executives. • At the direction of the Secretary Rumsfeld, implemented alternative business processes to rapidly identify, test, procure, and deploy a broad range of solutions-oriented counter-IED initiatives - expenditures rose from $25M to $3.5B per annum.
Jun 2002 - Jun 2004
Battalion Commander
• Led, trained, and inspired several diverse organizations culminating with combat command of a 1,000 member multi-functional ground task force. • Coordinated daily mutually supportive intelligence sharing and counterinsurgency operations with collocated Special Forces OD-A and CIA ground team and intelligence analysts. • Planned and led hundreds of missions to capture or kill terrorists and insurgents. • Collaborating with State Department representatives and Iraqis, ensured establishment of a functional Iraqi civilian government and police force in a provincial capital of 300,000 people.

Deployments

(1 year, 11 months)
Dec 2005 - Apr 2006
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Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
• Deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan to conduct a terrorist / insurgency IED threat assessment and training needs assessment prior to the surge period in Iraq advising 36 newly deployed units. The assessment and formal report informed the SECDEF decision to establish JIEDDO.
Mar 2003 - Apr 2004
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Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
 CDR, Battalion Task Force: 4th ID Ba’qubah, Iraq • Led, trained, & inspired a 1,000 member multi-functional ground task force. • Coordinated mutually supportive intelligence sharing & counterinsurgency operations with collocated Special Forces OD-A & CIA ground team . • Led hundreds of capture/kill missions. Established Iraqi government
Jan 1991 - Apr 1991
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Operation Desert Shield/Storm
Company Commander - twiddled my thumbs

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

2006 - 2007

National Defense University, ICAF

Master's Degree, International Security Studies

1991 - 1993

University of Florida

Master's Degree, Building Construction

San Jose State University

Bachelor's Degree, Biology

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