Chaplain (Captain, Retired) Lisa Y. Williamson
Chaplain (CPT, Retired) Lisa Y. Williamson has over 34 years of combined
honorable military service with the United States Navy Active Duty Enlisted, United
States Naval Reserve Enlisted, United States Army Reserve Enlisted, United States Army
Active Duty Enlisted, the Louisiana Army National Guard Officer, Georgia Army
National Guard Officer, and the United States Army Active Duty Officer, retired.
Williamson is a graduate of the Interdenominational Theological Seminary,
Morehouse School of Religion, in Atlanta, GA with a Masters of Divinity. She holds a
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Touro University International. Chaplain
Williamson completed the Clinical Pastoral Education Course (7R) at the San Antonio
Military Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX. Chaplain Williamson has completed 68
hours towards earning a Doctorate Degree in Education and Leadership (Ed.D) with the
University of Phoenix. She is ABD and currently writing her dissertation.
Chaplain Williamson served as Deputy Chief Chaplain Clinician, Department of
Ministry and Pastoral Care, Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC, and has
served as the first Woman to Pastor the Wood Memorial Chapel Gospel Congregation,
Fort Bragg, NC. Chaplain Williamson deployed in 2011 with the 53rd Transportation
Battalion, Movement Control, Fort Eustis, VA in support of Operation New Dawn.
Her military awards includes: Meritorious Service Medal 2 Oak Leaf Clusters,
the Army Commendation Medal, Four Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal
(3), the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Iraq Campaign Medal with
Silver Star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism
Service Ribbon, the Korean Defense Service Ribbon, the Non-Commissioned Officer
Professional Development Ribbon Numeral 2, the Army Service Ribbon, and the Over
Seas Service Ribbon.
Williamson is an ordained member of the Christian Clergy, endorsed as a Chaplain by
the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and a member of the American Academy of
Religion. She was inducted in the Phi Lambda Theta Honor Society. As an honor society,
Pi Lambda Theta's purpose is to recognize persons of superior scholastic achievement and high potential for professional leadership. As a professional society, its purpose is to stimulate independent-thinking educators who can ask critical questions to improve educational decision.
Chaplain Williamson has been married to Tyrone Williamson Sr. for 30 years. They
have 3 adult children, Jeremiah, Cammie, and Tyrone Jr. They are the proud grand-
parents of 4, Karasi, Micah, Jacob, and Jabez.