Graduated from the University of Texas in 1938, Captain Ralph E. Williams, Jr., Supply Corps, U. S. Navy (Retired), was commissioned an Ensign, Supply Corps, U. S. Naval Reserve, in 1941, transferring to the regular Navy in 1943. During World War II, he served in the Pacific Theater at air bases at Pearl Harbor and Tarawa. Later assignments included duty on the Staff of the Naval War College, as Supply Officer, USS Yellowstone, and in the Logistic Plans and Strategic Plans Divisions of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. He was later a special assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations and to the Secretary of the Navy, and served on the White House Staff during the final two years of the Eisenhower Administration. He retired in 1965 and has since been employed in the Office of Oil and Gas, Department of the Interior. Captain Williams is a five-time winner of the Naval Institute’s Prize Essay Contest.

Articles by Ralph E. Williams, Jr.

After Vietnam

By Captain Ralph E. Williams, Jr., SC, U. S. Navy (Retired)
April 1970
Just as we have not always exercised our National common sense in prosecuting the Vietnamese War, we do not seem now to be using common sense in our approach to ...

National Security And Military Policy

By Lieutenant Commander Ralph E. Williams, Jr., (SC), U.S. Navy
March 1951
Since the first of July, this year, the Congress has voted, with the spirited approval of virtually everyone in the republic, approximately forty-five billions of dollars in direct military appropriations ...

Power and America's Promise of Peace

By Lieutenant Commander Ralph E. Williams, Jr. (S.C.), U. S. Navy
May 1949
In his endless searchings after peace during the past three years, the average American may well consider himself able to count all his blessings on the fingers of one hand ...