National Guard
Major General DC William J. Walker
  
Commanding General, District of Columbia
Washington, DC
Since: March 2018
Official Photo
SOURCE OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE ROTC

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES
University of Illinois at Chicago - BA - Liberal Arts and Sciences
Chicago State University - MS - Criminal Justice
National Intelligence University - MS - Strategic Intelligence
American University - MA - International Relations

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED
Joint & Combined Warfighting School (JCWS) JPME-II
Harvard University, Senior Executives in National and International Security (SENIS)
Inter-American Defense College, Resident Senior Service College
Joint Counterintelligence Staff Officer's Course
Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Intelligence Community Senior Leadership Program
George Washington University, National Security Senior Managers Course
Military Intelligence Pre-Command Course
Joint Task Force Commanders Course (NORTHCOM)
National Defense Intelligence College - Intelligence Studies in Counterintelligence, Graduate Program
Naval Postgraduate School, Homeland Security Executive Leaders Program
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Seminar XXI, International Relations and National Interest Fellowship
Dual Status Commanders Course (NORTHCOM)
Army Senior Leader Development Program-Basic (ASLDP-B)
Force Integration Course for Senior Leaders (FISCL)
Syracuse University, National Security Studies Management Course (NSSMC)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE(S) None Recorded

PROMOTIONS DATE OF APPOINTMENT
2LT 20 Apr 85
1LT 19 Apr 88
CPT 18 Nov 90
MAJ 13 Jan 98
LTC 10 Mar 03
COL 29 Sep 06
BG (Line) 25 Nov 15

FROM TO ASSIGNMENT
Mar 18 Present Commanding General, District of Columbia, Washington, District of Columbia
Jan 17 Feb 18 Acting Commanding General, District of Columbia, Washington, District of Columbia
Apr 15 Jan 17 Commander, Land Component Command, Washington, District of Columbia
Mar 13 Apr 15 Commander, Mobilization Augmentation Command, Washington, District of Columbia
Jun 12 Mar 13 Chief of Staff, District of Columbia Army National Guard, Joint Forces Headquarters, Washington, District of Columbia
Nov 11 Jun 12 Senior Military Strategist, Office of Transition Management, Embassy Kabul (Concurrent assignment), Kabul, Afghanistan
Oct 11 Jun 12 Chief, Theater Observation Detachment - Afghanistan, & Senior ISAF LNO, Center for Army Lessons Learned, Kabul, Afghanistan
Jun 10 Oct 11 Chief of Staff, District of Columbia Army National Guard, Joint Forces Headquarters, Washington, District of Columbia
Jul 09 Jun 10 J-2 Vice, Intelligence Directorate, National Guard Bureau, (Mobilization Augmentation Command-Detail) Arlington, Virginia
Nov 08 Jul 09 Commander, Partnership for the Americas, Brigade Joint Task Force - Jamaica, Washington, District of Columbia and Kingston, Jamaica
Apr 08 Nov 08 J-2 Vice, Intelligence Directorate, National Guard Bureau, (Mobilization Augmentation Command-Detail) Arlington, Virginia
Aug 05 Jun 06 Student, Inter-American Defense College, (Senior Service College) Fort McNair, Washington, District of Columbia
Jan 05 Apr 08 Division Chief, Mobilization Augmentation Command, duty at the National Military Command Center, Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia
Feb 02 Jan 05 Operations Officer, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Army Crisis Action Team, Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia,
Sep 01 Feb 02 Operations Officer, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Army Operations Center, Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia
Dec 99 Sep 01 Operations Officer / Branch Chief, Mobilization Augmentation Detachment, Washington, District of Columbia
Sep 97 Dec 99 Commander, Alpha Company, 260th Military Intelligence Battalion (L), Miami, Florida
Dec 96 Sep 97 MOS Support Officer, HHC, 260th Military Intelligence Battalion (L), Miami, Florida
May 96 Nov 96 Plans Officer, HHC, 260th Military Intelligence Battalion (L) Miami, Florida
Apr 94 May 96 Commander, HHC, 260th Military Intelligence Battalion (L), Miami, Florida
Apr 93 Apr 94 Battalion Security Officer, S-2, 260th Military Intelligence Battalion (L), Miami, Florida
Dec 90 Apr 93 Team Chief, All-source intelligence, Alpha Company, 260th Military Intelligence Battalion (L), Miami, Florida
Dec 89 Dec 90 Counterintelligence Officer, HHC, 260th Military Intelligence Battalion (L), Miami, Florida
Sep 87 Dec 89 Signal Officer, 250th Signal Battalion, Plainfield, New Jersey
May 85 Sep 87 Platoon Leader, 50th Military Police Company, Somerset, New Jersey

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS DATE GRADE
Senior Military Strategist, Office of Transition Management, Embassy Kabul (Concurrent assignment), Kabul, Afghanistan Nov 11 - Jun 12 Colonel
Chief, Theater Observation Detachment - Afghanistan, & Senior ISAF LNO, Center for Army Lessons Learned, Kabul, Afghanistan Oct 11 - Jun 12 Colonel
J-2 Vice, Intelligence Directorate, National Guard Bureau, (Mobilization Augmentation Command-Detail) Arlington, Virginia Jul 09 - Jun 10 Colonel
J-2 Vice, Intelligence Directorate, National Guard Bureau, (Mobilization Augmentation Command-Detail) Arlington, Virginia Apr 08 - Nov 08 Colonel
Division Chief, Mobilization Augmentation Command, duty at the National Military Command Center, Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia Jan 05 - Apr 08 Colonel

SUMMARY OF OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS DATE GRADE
Senior Military Strategist, Office of Transition Management, Embassy Kabul (Concurrent assignment), Kabul, Afghanistan Nov 11 - Jun 12 Colonel
Chief, Theater Observation Detachment - Afghanistan, & Senior ISAF LNO, Center for Army Lessons Learned, Kabul, Afghanistan Oct 11 - Jun 12 Colonel
Commander, Partnership for the Americas, Brigade Joint Task Force - Jamaica, Washington, District of Columbia and Kingston, Jamaica Nov 08 - Jul 09 Colonel

US DECORATIONS AND BADGES
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Army Superior Unit Award
Department of State Meritorious Honor Award
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Service Star)
Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with Campaign Star)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Gold Hour Glass, M Device and Numeral 2)
Army Service Ribbon
Army Overseas Service Ribbon
Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (with Numeral 2)
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal (ISAF)
Department of the Army Staff Identification Badge

CIVILIAN OCCUPATION
General Walker is the Vice Chairman, Board of Directors of the Young Marines, a military affiliated non-profit service organization for boys and girls ages 8 through high school that provides developmental programs that nurtures and encourages its over 10,000 members into becoming responsible citizens who enjoy a positive and drug-free lifestyle. In 2014 General Walker retired from federal service as a career special agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Promoted to the Senior Executive Service in January 2003 and appointed to the Senior National Intelligence Service in August 2009. His last position was Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Strategic Warning, where he led senior managers who leverage national level assets to produce and disseminate strategic assessments on transnational criminal organizations and priority drug threats to the United States.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Alpha Phi Alpha Public Service Fraternity, Life member
American Legion, Life member
Association of the United States Army, Life member
Foreign Area Officers Association, Life member
International Association of Chiefs of Police, Life member
Military Intelligence Corps Association, Life member
National Guard Association of the United States, Life member
National Guard Association of the District of Columbia, Life member
Reserve Officers Association, Life member
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Life member

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
Level III, Joint Qualified Officer
Knowlton Award, Military Intelligence Corps Association

 

 

As of: 3 May 18

 

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