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Brigadier General Thomas S Walker (Retired)


Retired effective Aug 31, 2002

ARNG Special Assistant to The Judge Advocate General, United States Army

Brigadier General Thomas S. Walker assumed duties as Special Assistant to The Judge Advocate General of the Army (TJAG) on 1 September 1999. He acts as principal advisor to TJAG for Army National Guard judge advocate training, readiness, personnel management and related military law matters. He represents the TJAG as appropriate.

The General began his military career in 1968 when he enlisted in the Army as a counterintelligence agent. He joined the Oklahoma Army National Guard in 1973, while in law school at the University of Oklahoma. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as staff judge advocate and rear area operations commander for the 45th Infantry Brigade (Separate). He was the first judge advocate in the Army to attend the Tactical Commanders Development Course. In his civilian career, Brigadier General Walker is the Chief Judge of the 20th Judicial District, a five county district in southern Oklahoma. He holds a concurrent assignment by the Secretary of State to the Court of the Judiciary with the authority to remove Oklahoma judges from office.


1968 Phillips University - BA Degree - Political Science and History
1974 University of Oklahoma - JD Degree - Law


1. Jun 75 - Feb 83, Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, 45th Infantry Brigade, Edmond, Oklahoma
2. Feb 83 - Apr 84, Assistant Judge Advocate General, HQ STARC, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
3. Apr 84 - Jun 85, Staff Judge Advocate, HQ STARC, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
4. Jun 85 - Mar 96, Staff Judge Advocate, 45th Infantry Brigade, Edmond, Oklahoma
5. Mar 96 - Jun 96, Staff Judge Advocate, HQ STARC, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
6. Jun 96 - Aug 02, Staff Judge Advocate, 45th Infantry Brigade, Edmond, Oklahoma


Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal (with Two Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Achievement Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)
National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Vietnam Service Medal (with 3 Bronze Service Stars)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hourglass)
Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon
Army Service Ribbon
Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon (with numeral '3')
Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Honor Medal (Second Class)
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (with '60' device)


1LT ARNG 20 Jun 75
CPT ARNG 25 Feb 77
MAJ ARNG 2 Mar 83
LTC ARNG 1 Mar 90
COL ARNG 4 Apr 96
BG (Line) ARNG 6 Oct 00

(Current as of January 2003)