Commander, 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)
Brig. Gen. Flem B. "Donnie" Walker Jr.

BG Walker received his commission as second lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps in 1987. BG Walker's initial assignment was in the 407th Supply and Transport Battalion, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC.

He served as Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer in the Headquarters Supply Company from June 1988 to February 1990 and the Charlie Forward Support Company Executive Officer from February 1990 to May 1991. He deployed with the battalion in support of Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He finished the remainder of his tour in the 82d Airborne Division as the Battalion S-1.

His next assignment was with the 706th Main Support Battalion, 6th Infantry Division (Light) at Fort Wainwright, Alaska from March 1992 to December 1995 where he served as the Battalion S2/S3 Operations Officer and Company Commander of Alpha Supply and Transport Company.
BG Walker completed CGSC in 1998 and reported to the 101st Division Support Command (DISCOM), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Fort Campbell, KY. He served as the DISCOM S4 and 526th Forward Support Battalion (FSB) Executive Officer. BG Walker later served as Aide-de-Camp to the Director of the Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, VA from May 2000 to June 2001.

BG Walker served on the Joint Staff J-4 in 2001 as an Action Officer in the Mobility Division and Joint Logistics Operations Center during the terrorist attacks on 9/11. Following this assignment he served as Battalion Commander of the 225th FSB and Division G-4, 25th Infantry Division (Light) at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii in July 2003. He deployed the battalion to Iraq for 13 months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

BG Walker served as Director, Maintenance and Logistics Division, Center for Strategic Leadership at Carlisle Barracks, PA in 2006. The following year he was a resident student of the U.S. Army War College class of 2008. Upon graduation, BG Walker assumed command of the 1st Sustainment Brigade at Fort Riley, Kansas in February 2009 after serving on the 1st Infantry Division Staff. He deployed the brigade to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait from April 2010-March 2011 in support of the transition from Operation Iraqi Freedom to Operation New Dawn.

Following brigade command, BG Walker was assigned to Redstone Arsenal where he served as the Executive Officer to the Deputy Commanding General of Army Materiel Command from July 2011 until September 2012. BG Walker's most recent assignment was Director for the Strategy and Integration Directorate, G-45/7, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4.

BG Walker's awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze Star Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, and Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters. He has also earned the Senior Parachutist, Air Assault, Parachute Rigger and Joint Staff Identification Badges.

BG Walker is married to the former Hope McLeroy. They have three children; daughters Hannah and Holly, and son Trey.


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Command Sergeant Major, 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)

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