Ashley Williams is a human soldier who served in the Alliance Joint Military as a Gunnery Chief in the 2nd Frontier Division on Eden Prime, and was later assigned to Blazkowicz's squad after the Axis attack on Eden Prime. Ashley Madeline Williams comes from a large family that includes a long line of Allied soldiers. Following her family's tradition, Ashley enlisted in the Alliance Joint Navy as a marine after high school and was assigned to the Recruit Training Depot in Macapá, Brazil. During training, Chief Williams was certified proficient with the standard-issue HK416 assault rifle and standard allied uniform. She also completed certification in zero-gravity combat aboard the Rakesh Sharma Orbital Platform in Earth geosynchronous orbit. For Hostile Environment Assault Training, she was assigned to Fort Charles Upham on Titan, one of Saturn's moons, where she was awarded a commendation for her bold assault technique in a field exercise simulating an attack on turian point defense emplacements.