Aaron Williams volunteered in the Peace Corps from 1967 to 1970, working first in a training program for rural school teachers in the small town of Monte Plata in the Dominican Republic, and then as a professor of teaching methods at the Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra in Santiago.
Williams became the eighteenth Director of the Peace Corps on August 24, 2009. He was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U. S. Senate on August 7, 2009, and is the fourth director in the Peace Corps’ history to have served as a Peace Corps Volunteer.
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