Colonel Todd A. Walker is the Director, Current Operations (J3O), Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Headquarters, New Cumberland, Pennsylvania. He leads a team of logistics professionals providing command and control for global transportation and distribution operations; contingency and exercise planning; and expeditionary capabilities. He oversees enterprise supply chain storage and movement resources supporting military services, combatant commands, and other federal departments in steady-state, surge, and crisis events.
Colonel Walker enlisted into the Air Force in March of 1992 as a Freight and Packaging specialist. In May of 2000, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from Kennesaw State University and commissioned as an Air Transportation officer. His career includes operational and leadership positions at the group, wing, staff and combatant command levels. Prior to his current assignment, Colonel Walker was the Plans and Integration Branch Chief at Air Force Special Operations Command.
2000 Bachelor of Science in Communications from Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA.
2001 Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, AL.
2003 Master of Business and Transportation Logistics, Wilmington University, Wilmington, DE.
2006 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL.
2012 Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL.
2015 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL., by correspondence
- Mar 1992 – Nov 1995, Freight and Packaging Specialist, 436th Aerial Port Squadron, Dover AFB, DE.
- Jun 2000 – Jun 2003, Logistics Readiness Officer, 436th Aerial Port Squadron, Dover AFB, DE.
- Jun 2003 – Jun 2005, Group Deployment Officer, 19th Air Refueling Group, Robins AFB, Warner Robins, GA.
- Jun 2005 – Feb 2009, AFROTC Instructor, Det 128 University of Delaware, Wilmington, DE.
- Feb 2009 – Jun 2011, Operations Officer 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron, Cannon AFB, NM.
- Jun 2011 – Jun 2012, Air Command and Staff College Maxwell AFB, AL.
- Jun 2012 -- July 2014, Director of Logistics, Joint Interagency Task Force National Capitol Region, Alexandria, VA.
- July 2014 – July 2015, Commander, 5th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron, Al Mubarak AB, Kuwait City, Kuwait.
- July 2015 – July 2018, Commander, 436th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Dover AFB, DE.
- July 2018 – Jun 2020, Deputy Group Commander, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.
- Jun 2020 – July 2021, Chief, Plans and Programs, HQ AFSOC, Hurlburt Field AFB, FL
- July 2021 – Present, Director of Current Operations, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution, New Cumberland, PA.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 31, 2000
First Lieutenant May 31, 2002
Captain May 31, 2004
Major April 1, 2010
Lieutenant Colonel Aug 1, 2015
Colonel July 1, 2021
(Current as of January 2023)