Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Ed Walker nominated for generalcy

By John Andrew Prime
December 15, 2009
Shreveport Times

Col. Edmund D. "Ed" Walker, commander of the 917th Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, has been nominated for promotion to the grade of brigadier general by President Barack Obama, the Department of Defense has announced. His promotion is subject to confirmation by the Senate.

A native of Houston, Walker entered the Air Force in 1978 as a Reserve Officer Training Corps graduate from Texas A&M University. He spent nine years on active duty and has been in the Air Reserve Technician program since 1988.

He also is a graduate of The Air Force's Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, Air War College and Joint Aerospace Operations Senior Staff Course, and hold a master's degree with honors in military studies-defense management from American Military University. He also was named a National Security Management Fellow this year at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, N.Y.

Walker was commander of the famed 47th Fighter Squadron at Barksdale from January 2001 to April 2003, and was vice commander of the 917th Wing from March 2005 to January 2006. He became the wing's commander in November 2006.

Walker's wing, part of the Air Force Reserve Command, is equipped with the B-52 Stratofortress and A-10 Thunderbolt II.

He is a command pilot with more than 3,900 flight hours in the T-37 and T-38 trainers, the A-10 and A-7 fighters and the stealthy F-117 Nighthawk.


Related info:
10 nominated for major general, 15 for brigadier general (Air Force Reserve Command news)


Official biography of Colonel Edmund D. "Ed" Walker

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