Senior Chief Anthony R. Walter

A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Senior Chief Anthony Walter enlisted in the U.S. Navy and reported to Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois, in Dec. 2004. He attended Cryptologic Technician Interpretive (CTI) "A” school in Monterey, California, and was assigned to Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, in 2006. He reported to Pensacola, Florida, for Naval Aircrew Candidate School in 2009. Upon completing aircrew training, he was assigned to NIOC Bahrain, where he served as a direct support cryptologist aboard EP-3E aircraft.

Throughout these tours of duty, he deployed multiple times in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn, earning his Naval Aircrewman wings and advancing to petty officer 1st class.

In 2011, Walter returned to NIOC Georgia for a second tour of duty as an aircrewman. During this tour, he served as the leading petty officer for the air operations division and completed several deployments to the U.S. Central Command, U.S. Southern Command and U.S. Africa Command areas of responsibility. In 2014, he was advanced to chief petty officer and selected for airborne special projects duty with Navy Information Operations Detachment (NIOD) Kaneohe Bay (KBay), Hawaii, where he served as the operations department leading chief petty officer (LCPO).  During his tenure at NIOD KBay, the detachment earned two Battle “E” ribbons. 

In 2019, Walter returned to CTI “A” school as staff and served as the indoctrination division and operations department LCPO. Most recently he led the multi-service cadre of military language instructors from five commands as the Office of the Provost Senior Enlisted Leader at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC). He was advanced to senior chief petty officer in September 2020.

In August 2021, Walter assumed his current duties as the command senior enlisted leader for the Information Warfare Training Command Monterey.

Along with multiple unit and campaign awards, Walter’s personal awards include the Air Medal Strike/Flight Award (seven awards), Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal and Navy Achievement Medal. He is a qualified Naval Aircrewman, Enlisted Information Warfare Specialist, and Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist. He holds Associate’s degrees in Arabic and French from DLIFLC.

Last Updated: 16 June 2022

 
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