Colonel Anthony T. Walters assumed command of the 402nd AFSB June 2019. He was most recently assigned to the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies as a Senior Army Fellow. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He entered military service immediately following graduation from Damien Memorial High School, and enlisted in the United States Air Force then transferred to the Army, earning his commission as a second lieutenant from New Mexico Military Institute. He originally commissioned as an Air Defense Artillery Officer then branch transferred to Ordnance and later branched Logistics.
Prior to his arrival at DKI APCSS, COL Walters was assigned as the CASCOM Commanders Planning Group Chief. He served as the commander at AFSBn-Stewart from June 2015 to June 2017. From 2014 to 2015 he served on the Army G3/5/7 staff in the training directorate as the deputy division chief for the Army Munitions Management Division. From 2013 to 2014 he served on the Army G4 staff in the sustainment branch managing the Army’s Depot requirements. From 2011 to 2013 he supported U.S. Embassy Cairo, Egypt as the land forces branch chief for the Office of Military Cooperation. Prior to CGSC, he served as the Brigade XO for 11th ADA BDE in support of OEF and OIF managing Air Defense sustainment operations between Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, UAE and Qatar. He also served as the 11th ADA BDE S4/Support Operations Officer at Fort Bliss Texas. COL Walters served as the Brigade S4 for 402nd FA Training Support Brigade, Travis AFB, CA supporting USAR, ARNG and U.S. Navy deployments from Fort Bliss, TX, Fort Hood, TX and Fort Lewis, WA. COL Walters commanded 178th Maintenance Company for almost three years at Fort Bliss, TX then deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom then relocated the unit to Korea.
COL Walters has a Bachelor’s degree in criminology and a Master’s degree in business administration. He is a graduate of the USAWC, CGSC, CLC3 and the Ordnance Officers Basic Course.
His awards include the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (6 Oak Leaf Clusters); Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters); Joint Service Achievement Medal; Army Achievement Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters); National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals; the Army Staff Badge; the Ordnance Samuel Sharp Award; and the Artillery Saint Barbara Award.
COL Walters is married and they have three children