Major Alexander Walker is currently serving as the Deputy District Commander for the Antilles Area office, which covers Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, in the Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. His most recent assignment was as the Assistant Operations Officer at Nor-Cal Recruiting Battalion Headquarters, from 2016 to 2017.
He Joined the U.S. Army on June 5, 2003 and earned his commission as a Combat Engineer Officer in August 2006, after completion of Officer Candidate School in Ft. Benning, Georgia.
Maj. Walker earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Saints Martin University and holds a master’s degree in Engineer Management and Military Construction Engineering from the Missouri University of Sciences and Technology.
His previous assignments include Human Resource Specialist, Paratrooper Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Platoon Leader for the 570th Sapper Company, 14th Engineer Battalion, Joint Base Lewis-McCord, Washington; Commander, 1st Engineer Battalion Headquarters and Headquarters Company thru its transition from the 555th Engineer Brigade to the 1st Armored Combat Team (Devil Brigade), 1st Infantry Division and Company Commander at the Sacramento Valley Recruiting Company.
Maj. Walker deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2008 as the Headquarters and Headquarters Company Executive Officer, and Commander Security Detachment Officer. He again deployed in 2012 in support of Operation Endurance Freedom, Afghanistan serving as the Battalion Battle Captain and the 249th Vertical and Horizontal Construction Company Commander.
His military awards and decorations include, two Bronze stars, the Meritorious Service Medal, three Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, a Meritorious Unit Citation, the Army Good Conduct Medal, Two National Defense Medals, the Iraqi and Afghanistan Campaign Medals, the NATO Medal, the Humanitarian Services Medal, the Outstanding Volunteer Services Medal, the Overseas Ribbon and the Parachutes Badge.
MAJ Walker is a native of Rio Grande Puerto Rico, he is married to In-kyung Walker, a former Marine Sergeant. They have three children, including one who is currently serving in the U.S. Army as a wheeled vehicle mechanic