Aaron S. Williams sworn in as Peace Corps director

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Aaron S. Williams was sworn in Monday as the 18th Director of the Peace Corps. He was nominated by President Barack Obama July 14 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate August 7.

Aaron S. Williams was sworn in Monday as the 18th Director of the Peace Corps. He was nominated by President Barack Obama July 14 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate August 7.

“I am deeply honored to be the Director of the Peace Corps, and I want to thank President Obama for the trust that he has placed in me. I look forward to making his call to public service a reality for more Americans,” Williams said in a written statement. “I am committed to recruiting, training and supporting the next generation of skilled and enthusiastic volunteers eager to serve side by side with members of Peace Corps host communities around the world.”

Williams is the fourth director to have served as a Peace Corps volunteer. He served as a volunteer in the Dominican Republic from 1967 to 1970. Upon completing his service, he became the coordinator of minority recruitment and project evaluation officer for the Peace Corps in his hometown of Chicago from 1970 to 1971.

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