MG (R) William J. Walker

MG (R) William J. Walker

General Walker was responsible for the strategic leadership, operational readiness, employment
and performance of the District of Columbia National Guard. He was also responsible for over
26,000 Army and Air Guardsmen who provided security for the 59th Presidential Inauguration in
the aftermath of the 6 Jan 2021 civil unrest at the United States Capitol. Prior assignments included
Commander, Joint Task Force-58th Presidential Inauguration; Commanding General, Land Forces
Command, District of Columbia Army National Guard (DCARNG); Commander, Mobilization
Augmentation Command, DCARNG; Chief, Theater Observation Detachment – Afghanistan and
Center for Army Lessons Learned Liaison Officer to the Commander, International Security
Assistance Force – Afghanistan; Senior Military planner and Strategist, American Embassy
Kabul, Office of Transition Management; Chief of Staff, DCARNG and Commander, Brigade
Joint Task Force – Jamaica, Partnership for the Americas, for U.S. Army South. General Walker,
a traditional National Guardsmen enjoyed a parallel civilian career as a criminal investigator and
member of the Senior Executive Service with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and also
served in an intelligence community joint duty assignment as a SES in the Office of the Director of
National Intelligence.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY:
• MAR 18-MAY 21 / Commanding General, District of Columbia National Guard,
Washington, District of Columbia
• JAN 17-MAR 18 / Acting Commanding General, District of Columbia National Guard,
Washington, District of Columbia
• APR 15-JAN 17 / Commanding General, Land Forces Command, District of Columbia
Army National Guard, Washington, District of Columbia
• JUN 16-JAN 17 / Commander, Joint Task Force – District of Columbia, (JTF-DC) 58th
Presidential Inauguration, Washington District of Columbia (Concurrent assignment)
• 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 Force
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, and Senior ISAF
Liaison Officer, Center for Army Lessons Learned, Kabul, Afghanistan
• JUN 10-OCT 11 / Chief of Staff, District of Columbia Army National Guard, Joint Force
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 07-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

COLLEGE:
• American University – MA – Washington, DC, 2006 – International Relations
• National Intelligence University – MS – Washington, DC 2002 – Strategic Intelligence
• Chicago State University – MS – Chicago, Il, 1990 – Criminal Justice
• University of Illinois at Chicago – BA – Chicago, Il, 1980 – Liberal Arts and Sciences

SIGNIFICANT TRAINING:
• Military Intelligence Officer Advanced Course
• United States Army Command and General Staff College
• Harvard University, Senior Executives in National and International Security
• 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
• Army Military Intelligence Pre-Command Course
• U.S. NORTHCOM, Joint Task Force Commanders Course
• National Intelligence University – Intelligence Studies in Counterintelligence Program
• Naval Postgraduate School, Homeland Security Executive Leaders Program
• Joint Forces Staff College, Joint & Combined Warfighting School
• Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Seminar XXI, International Relations and
National Interest Fellowship
• U. S. NORTHCOM Dual Status Commanders Course
• Army Senior Leader Development Program, General Officer – Basic
• Army Force Integration Course for Senior Leaders
• Syracuse University, National Security Studies Management Course
• Harvard University, General and Flag Officer Homeland Security Executive Seminar
• Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Defense Security Senior Executive Course
• Army Strategic Education Program, General Officer – Advanced

CERTIFICATIONS:
Certified Fraud Examiner, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
National Security Professional, U.S. Department of Justice

AWARDS AND HONORS:
Army Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
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)
The Army Staff Identification Badge

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
• American Legion
• Association of the United States Army
• Foreign Area Officers Association
• Foreign Policy Research Institute
• Military Intelligence Corps Association
• Military Officers Association of America
• National Guard Association of the United States
• National Guard Association of the District of Columbia
• Reserve Officers Association
• U.S. Air Force Association
• U.S. Army Strategist Association
• U.S. Army War College Foundation
• Veterans of Foreign Wars

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:
• Level III, Joint Qualified Officer
• Knowlton Award, Military Intelligence Corps Association
• Order of Saint Gabriel Award, Army Strategist Association
• Functional Area – (FA) 59 Army Strategist and Planner
• FA-34 Strategic Intelligence Officer

PERSONAL AFFILIATIONS:
• Life Member, Council on Foreign Relations
• Alpha Phi Alpha Public Service Fraternity
• Sigma Pi Phi Public Service Fraternity