Tony T. Williams

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Tony T. Williams
Lord of the Humanitarian Empire and Realm
Assumed office
December 8, 2020
Preceded byFounder
Succeeded byHRH The 1st Baron of H.E.R. (Apparent)
Personal details
Tony T. Williams

August 23, 1983 (1983-08-23) (age 40)
Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.A.
HRH The Lady of H.E.R. (m. 2008)
EducationAshford University (Master of Arts Health Care Administrations) (Bachelor of Arts Gerontology)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceU.S. Army
Years of service2001- PRESENT
RankMaster Sergeant, MSG
Battles/warsWar on Terrorism
Operation Enduring Freedom
Afghanistan Campaign
Korea Defense

The Honorable Tony T. Williams, commonly known as Lord of the Humanitarian Empire and Realm (H.E.R.), is an author, member of the U.S. Military, and micronation founder. Since the founding of H.E.R., December 8, 2020, he has served as the Head of State and Sovereign.

The lands of the Humanitarian Empire and Realm

Family History

The Williams Clan of Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA, has a proud history. The family traces its ancestry to the early coupling of William J. Sullivan, a soldier in the U.S. Confederate States Army, and Edith Williams, a mulatto. While not much is known about the ancestors of Edith, William's father, John Sullivan, served in the U.S. Union Army against his son with the 15th Massachusetts Infantry. John's grandfather, also named John Sullivan, served in the U.S. Revolutionary War and was listed as a Bombardier in the Artillery.

The Williams Clan made a name for itself in both northwest Louisiana, and the Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church. Charles H. Williams, son of William Sullivan, became a Methodist Priest and ultimately served as the Presiding Elder of the Minden Louisiana CME District. A brother of his, Robert S. Williams became a priest too, ultimately becoming the 6th Bishop of the CME Church and served as the Senior Bishop of the denomination from 1919 until his death in 1932. Throughout his educational career he attended Wiley College, Howard University, and Yale University earning a Doctorate of Divinity (D.D.) and later being awarded an honorary LL.D. The younger brother, J. Yancey Williams, Tony's great great grandfather, was a Freemason and landowner in Caddo Parish. The family would go on to produce generations of Freemasons and military veterans.

Coat of Arms of Tony T. Williams. This is used as the Standard of the Williams Family and Royal Household Flag of the H.E.R.
Coat of Arms of Sir Knight Tony T. Williams as a member of the German Templeritter Orden and Deutscher Orden. This is used as the Seal of the H.E.R.

Early life

Tony was born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1983. In his youth he was very interested in government and politics. He first held an elective office when he was elected as the Treasurer of the Shreveport Chapter of U.S.A. Skills Vocational Industrial Club of America (V.I.C.A.). Following this he went on to become the 2nd Vice President of the Huntington High School Law Club, the school's Louisiana H.O.B.Y. Conference Ambassador, and represented the community in the 2000 and 2001 Presidential Classroom in Washington, D.C.

In the community, he was just as active. Tony was the Superintendent of Sunday School for the Galilee Baptist Church in Keithville, Louisiana. He strove to promote equality by joining the Greater Shreveport Human Relations Commission Youth Council and Shreveport N.A.A.C.P. Youth Council. Because of his activism, he was made a Caddo Parish Commissioner for a day by his political mentor, Commissioner Ken Epperson. This left a lasting impression on him.


Tony attended Keithville Elementary / Middle School in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, from Kindergarten to the 8th grade. He attended Huntington High School in Shreveport, Louisiana, from 9th grade to graduation. In high school, he was a 4 year JROTC Cadet, reaching the rank of Cadet Colonel and receiving the program's highest awards: the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement and the Superior Cadet Medal. He was also an Honor Roll Student and spent two years in the French Club.

His higher education includes an Associates in Biblical Studies followed by 6 years with Ashford University. During his time with Ashford, he eared a Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude) Gerontology and Master of Arts in Health Care Administration. During this time he was a member of the following organizations: Alpha Sigma Lambda, Golden Key International Honor Society, SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society, and Sigma Phi Omega. He also made the Dean's List throughout his undergraduate studies. Tony loved being an Ashford Saint and followed the sports teams closely until they were disbanded.

Upon completing time with Ashford, Tony took a series of courses with several institutions including:

  • Harvard University- Opioid Addiction, Pandemic Prevention, and COVID-19 Mechanical Ventilation Courses
  • International Business Management Institute (Germany)- Project Management Diploma & International Business Course
  • John Hopkins University- COVID-19 Contract Tracing Course
  • Metropolitan School of Business (UK)- Ethics Course
  • University of Dayton- Basic Catechist Formation 1 & 2 Courses
  • Yale University- The Science of Well-being
  • Yonsei University (Korea)- Intro Hangul & Re-imaging God Courses

After completing so many courses, Tony decided to purse more traditional education. In mid-2020, he enrolled in Liberty University's Doctor of Education (Ed.D) and Educational Leadership Program. Tony has enjoyed being a Liberty Flamer. He enjoys the school's focus on religion and follows the sports teams with excitement.

Military career

Tony joined the U.S. Army in December 2000 in the Delayed Entry Program and began his career in August 2001 with Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Georgia. His overseas assignments include Germany and the Republic of Korea. His military missions have taken him to Bahrain, Cape Verde, Kuwait, Poland, and Romania. He completed two combat deployments to Qatar with the Air Defense Artillery and Afghanistan with the Infantry.

US Military Awards and Decorations

Awards of MSG Williams as of JAN 2021.
Tony was awarded the German Military Proficiency Badge (Gold) 2013 & The Schützenschnur (Gold) in 2018.

Shown, from left to right, are:

Top row: Meritorious Service Medal (2) Army Commendation medal (9)
Second row: Army Achievement medal (8), Army Good Conduct medal (5), National Defense Service Medal
Third row: Afghanistan Campaign Service medal (star), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (star) Global War on Terror Service medal
Fourth Row: Korea Defense Service medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service medal (3 stars), NCO Professional Development ribbon (4)
Bottom Row: Army Service ribbon, Overseas Service ribbon (9), NATO ISAF Medal.

NOTE: The Army Combat Action Badge sits above the awards, his unit citations and Driver's and Mechanic's badge sits below the awards. He has also been awarded two badges from the Germany Military (Bundeswehr) ( the Schützenschnur (GOLD) & Das Abzeichen für Leistungen im Truppendienst (GOLD)) and is a recipient of the Signal Corps' Order of Saint Mercury.

Membership Medals: Sublime Prince AASR, National Sojourner Life Member, Quatuor Coronati Correspondence Member. Award Medals: AASR 365 Club (Valley of Rochester), National Sojourner Citizenship Award


Many organizations have caught Tony's attention. He is a life member of the Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Association, American Legion #38, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) #8180, Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA) #299, Signal Corps Regimental Association, and U.S. Cavalry Association. He is also a member of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Knights of Columbus, and Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA).

He served as the Chaplain of his VFW and Military Order of the Cootie units in Korea, Den Leader, Commissioner, and Eagle Scout Board Member for BSA in Germany, Secretary of the Wiesbaden, Germany Sergeant Morales Club, and Vice President of the AFCEA Chapter in Wiesbaden, Germany. In the Knights of Columbus, he was the Faith Director, Lecturer, and Treasurer for Council 10292 in Wiesbaden, Germany. He is also a Cooperator of the Opus Dei via the Prelature Opus Dei in Deutschland.

During service to these organizations he was recognized for outstanding service. The Knights of Columbus Council in Wiesbaden made him the Knight of the Year for 2020.For his services to the BSA, he was awarded the 5 year BSA Veteran Pin and Adult Religious Medallion. For his continued education in BSA, he earned the Bachelor and Master certificates in Commissioner Science along with the Scouter's Training Knot. For his contributions and support, he was made a West Fellow and member of the Miter Society.

He is a member of the House of Gordon USA, a tribute to his Gardner and Sullivan lineage. He also designed a unique personal Scottish Tartan on April 6, 2021 (Tartan Day) and registered with with the Scottish Tartan Register on April 20, 2021. On April 25, 2021, it became the Official Tartan of the H.E.R. To broaden his professional network, he joined the Gerontological Society of America and American College of Health Care Administrators.

The Scouter's Training Knot, West Fellowship Knot, Religious Medallion, 5 yr BSA Veteran Pin, Miter Society, and Commissioner Bachelor and Master Programs of BSA.
Tony's Knights of Columbus Jewel, 4th Degree Pin, and 2020 Knight of the Year Pin (Council 10292).

Correspondence and Publications

Taking action is what Tony is good at. He has corresponded with Presidents, Governors, Senators, Congressman, Mayors, and local leaders on a broad rang of issues over decades. When controversy over the 2000 Presidential Election kicked off, a young Tony wrote a small opinion in the Shreveport Times, which provoked a response. When Senator Trent Lott, who Tony met in 2000, made controversial statements at the 100th birthday celebration of Senator Strom Thurmond, who Tony met in 2000 and 2001,and corresponded with, Tony wrote to Republican leaders encouraging reprimand. Over the years he befriended, met, and corresponded with Senator Edward Kennedy and the President of Cape Verde, the Honorable Jorge Carlos Fonseca. When issues of COIVD-19 and the 2020 Presidential Election arose, he again published articles in the Shreveport Times and Gerontological Society of America.

He republished a series of African American historical books as part of a personal "Almost forgotten history" campaign. He also published a "Writings in Gerontology" in 2020 consisting of his undergraduate writings in the field.

Foreign Honors

w:Republic of Ireland By Deed of Entitlement, March 3, 2016, Tony was made a "Lord of Kerry." This Deed, signed by the Director of the Lords of Ireland, entitled him to an unspecified plot of land as a shared owner in Kerry Country, Ireland. As Lord of Kerry, he lay claim to a 2x2 square foot piece of land directly beneath the "Welcome to Kerry" sign, when entering the Country.

w:Scotland By Deed of Entitlement, March 6, 2017, Tony was made a "Lord of Dunans." As part of a restoration project of Dunans Castle, he was given a 1x1 square foot plot of land, with registration number and GPS coordinates.

w:Germany Tony was made a member of the Deutcher Orden in 2018 and Templeritter Orden in 2020. With these German honors and titles, he commissioned his own Coat of Arms under the style "Sir Tony T. Williams." The Coat of Arms is explained as follows:

The two German or Teutonic Knight Crosses represent the two German Knighthoods which he holds. They are styled following the German Cross used by Germany monarchs, such as Wilhelms II, a distant DNA associated ancestor. The Teutonic Knights have a long and rich history dating back to the religious crusades. The four birds are symbolic of the three bird found on the Williams of Wales coat of arms. The fourth bird is added bringing balance and equilibrium to that quadrant of the shield. Wales has been incorporated into the crest due to the founder’s distant DNA association to Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. The lion represents royalty and strength, an acknowledgment to the royal lineage of the founder. The color black is a combination of all colors and is consistent with the Empire’s Constitution and none discrimination based on color, ethnicity, gender, race, or religion. The color gold represents the ancient Egyptian royalty to which the founder is DNA associated with Ramesses III. The Knight’s armor is in recognition of knighthood. The Teutonic Crosses behind and below the shield are worn by Roman Catholic Clerical Teutonic Knights and Honorary Chivalric Knights (non- religious) of the various Teutonic Orders.

w:England In December 2020, Tony was made "Lord of the Manor, Friaries," commonly known as "Lord of Friaries." This Lordship was once held by King Henry VIII prior to becoming King of England. With this hereditary, none peer, title, he commissioned his own Coat of Arms under the style "Lord Tony T. Williams." The Coat of Arms is explained as follows:

The coat of arms as Lord of Friaries is blue and red. These colors represent justice (blue) and hardiness (red). The shield is divided into four parts. The top left is blue with a gold Teutonic Cross. This is a tribute to the Lord's German heritage and his knighthood. To top right is red with two birds. These two bird represent his wife and him and are adapted from the Williams of Wales coat of arms which has birds. The bottom left is red with three birds representing his three children. The bottom right is the Hessen Darmstadt crest. This has ties to the House of Mountbatten, which he is connected to via DNA, the Grand Duchy of Hesse, and the Luxembourg coat of arms. The crest is topped with a "Baron's Crown" and each side is supported by a Lamb. The Lamb connects with our National Motto, "Blessed be the fruit." The fruit is the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world.

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