Commander David Walker is a native of Culver City, California. He enlisted into the United States Navy March 23, 1987 as a Seaman Recruit. Graduating from Recruit Training Command and Naval Training Center, Orlando, Florida he reported to his first assignment onboard as a Signalman in USS ANTIETAM (CG 54).
Commander Walker’s subsequent enlisted sea tours were Chief Signalman in USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG 53). His initial sea duty assignment when commissioned to Limited Duty Officer (Deck) Ensign in January 1999 took him to Gaeta, Italy as Ship’s Bos’n and First Lieutenant in USS LASALLE (AGF 3). He followed on with assignments in Beach Master Unit One as Officer in Charge and Team Commander for Beach Party Teams Alpha and Echo, in USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) as First Lieutenant and in USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) as First Lieutenant where he screened for Commander Command.
His previous assignments afloat have taken on ten Western Pacific deployments, two Mediterranean deployments, one Black Sea cruise and a myriad of naval operations.
Commander Walker’s enlisted shore assignment was in Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook, CA as Watch Commander and Field Training Officer. His commissioned shore assignments were in Afloat Training Group Pacific as Training Liaison Officer, in Naval Station Norfolk as Deputy Port Operations Officer and Port Operations Director and in Officer Training Command Newport as Director LDO/CWO Academy.
Commander Walker reported to his current assignment December 2017 at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba as Executive Officer.
Commander Walker’s awards include the 2008 Admiral Leadership Award, the Meritorious Service Medal (five awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), one with Combat “V” Distinguishing Device, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards), and various unit citations and awards.