By U.S. ArmyMay 17, 2017
Major General Flem B. "Donnie" Walker Jr., currently serves as the Commanding General, 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) and the Deputy Commanding General- Sustainment for United States Army Central. A native of Clay County Alabama, he is a 1987 graduate of Auburn University where he received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps in 1987.
MG 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 and Charlie Forward Support Company from June 1988 to May 1991. He deployed with the battalion in support of Operations
Desert Shield/Desert Storm and finished the remainder of his tour in the 82d Airborne Division as the 407th Battalion S1.
MG Walker's 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.
Upon completion of CGSC in 1998, MG Walker reported to the 101st Division Support Command (DISCOM), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Fort Campbell, KY. There he served as the DISCOM S4 and 526th Forward Support Battalion (FSB) Executive Officer. MG Walker later served as Aide-de-Camp to the Director of the Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, VA from May 2000 to June 2001. MG Walker then transitioned to 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 and the initial stages of Operation NOBLE EAGLE and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.
In July 2003 MG Walker reported to the 25th Infantry Division (Light) at Schofield Barracks Hawaii where he served as Battalion Commander of the 225th FSB for two years and Division G-4 for one year. During his tenure of command the 225th FSB completed 13 months of combat operations in Iraq while deployed in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM II.
In 2006, MG Walker served as Director, Maintenance and Logistics Division, Center for Strategic Leadership at Carlisle Barracks, PA. The following year he was a resident student of the U.S. Army War College class of 2008. Upon graduation, MG Walker assumed command of the 1st Sustainment Brigade at Fort Riley, Kansas in February 2009 after serving several months as Chief of Staff for the 1st Infantry Division. He deployed the 1SB to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait from April 2010 to March 2011 in support of the transition from Operation IRAQI FREEDOM to Operation NEW DAWN.
Following brigade command, MG Walker was assigned to Redstone Arsenal, AL where he served as the Executive Officer to the Deputy Commanding General of Army Materiel Command from July 2011 until August 2012. He then served as the Director for the Strategy and Integration Directorate, G-45/7, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4 from September 2012 until June 2013.
MG Walker assumed command of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) from June 2013 until August 2015. While in command, he served as Commanding General, 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and 1st Theater Sustainment Command (Forward- Afghanistan) from April to December 2014. In August 2015 he relinquished command of the ESC and assumed the duties as the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4 U.S. Forces Command.
On May 15, 2017, he relinquished his duties as the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4 U.S. Forces Command and assumes Command of the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) and also as the Deputy Commanding General- Sustainment, U. S. Army Central.
MG Walker holds two Master's Degrees in Logistics Management from the Florida Institute of Technology and Military Arts and Sciences from the U.S. Army War College. His awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with four 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, Army Staff, and Joint Staff Identification Badges.
MG Walker is married to the former Hope McLeroy. They have three children; daughters